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Before you go


Here's a suggested packing list before you go to Nicaragua. 

  • Passport 
  • Some US cash in small-denomination bills (at least $10 for Visa entry)
  • Hat 
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes. 
  • Flip flops
  • At least one lightweight, long-sleeved top and pants, for sun and insect bite
  • protection
  • A rain jacket if you travel during rainy season
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Ear plugs to help you sleep among noisy neighbors
  • Insect repellent
  • Any prescription medication
  • Flashlight or a head lamp
  • Camera
  • First-aid kit
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics 
  • Rash guard if you plan to surf


Some of the content on this page was contributed by....

Brooke Rundle, blogger at San Juan Live and co-author of the Insider Guide to San Juan del Sur electronic guidebook.


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