Stuck at Managua’s Augusto C. Sandino International Airport

Stuck at the Airport.com reader Katie Jackson recently spent some time in Nicaragua – and at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua. She was kind enough to share some photos and notes from her Greenspot.travel post on what she saw.

Handmade souvenirs

NIcaragua souvenirs

“No chain stores, just stalls featuring authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts that will leave you wanting to shop for even your extended family members,” said Jackson. “A wallet in the airport is $8–the same price you’ll pay in a local market.”

Nicaragua chocolate

High-Quality Chocolate at a Low Price 

Jackson says, “You’ll get your fill of free samples and a specialty chocolate bar made with Nicaraguan cacao will only set you back $1.76.¬† Better yet: you can feel good about supporting a local company, Momotombo, founded by a Nicaraguan who is using the same cacao his grandfather used years ago.”

More breakfast for your buck

nicaragua breakfast

Jackson found “a huge and hearty Nicaraguan breakfast including eggs, plantains, beans, rice, cheese, sausage, orange juice and coffee for only $3.”

 

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