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If you’re an expat looking to make your move to Nicaragua, it’s a good idea to register with your local embassy. US Embassy non-emergency services for US citizens are available by appointment only Monday to Friday, from 1 to 3pm, except on Nicaraguan and US holidays. Visit the embassy website to schedule an appointment online. Website: nicaragua.embassy.gov. Tel: 2252 7104 Ask for the American Citizens Services Unit during Embassy office hours. If the Embassy is closed, call 2252 7171 or 8768 7171 and ask to speak with the Embassy duty officer. Directions: Located on Km 5 1/2 C. Sur in Managua Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You’ll also want to take note of a few key emergency contact numbers in your city.  Below are the ones for San Juan del Sur.

Centro de Salud (Medical care) on duty 24 hours. 2568 2320

Fire Department on duty 24 hours. Cell: 8740 5340, 8993 4797 & Office: 2568 2529

Police Department on duty 24 hours. Cell: 8999 6906 & Office: 2568 2382

For a serious medical emergency, you should go directly to the Vivian Pellas private hospital in Managua. It is located in Managua. Km. 93/4 Carretera a Masaya, 250 mts to the West, Managua

Website: metropolitano.com.ni

Tel: 2255 6900

Article credit: 

Guest post 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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