Managua Flights Guide
The capital city of Nicaragua and also the largest municipality, Managua is the cultural, industrial and economic hub of the country and has an estimated population of around 2.2 million residents. The city was settled in 1819 and was given the name of Leal Villa de Santiago de Managua, which was later shortened to Managua and in 1824 it became the capital city of Nicaragua. This cultural city has many attractions, landmarks and historical icons to offer tourists, including the Plaza de la Revolucion (formerly known as the Plaza de la Republica) which houses the city’s Historical Center, plus historical icons like the Old Cathedral of Managua, the Ruben Dario National Theater and the National Palace of Culture.
Managua’s other top attractions include the scenic Tiscapa Lagoon, which is located in the Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve (which is only a few minutes south of the Historical Center mentioned above), the Museum of Acahualinca (this museum showcases the 6,000-year old footprints of ancient Paleo-Indians), the Dr. Roberto Incer Barquero Library is a learning center dedicated to promoting Nicaraguan culture and has over 67,000 books available for residents and tourists. The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (also known as both the New Cathedral and the Catedral de la Concepcion) is a stunning piece of architecture designed by Ricardo Legorreta, a Mexican architect, and built in 1993.
Culturally, Managua has many great restaurants, theaters, galleries, and some shopping centers. The city hosts the annual Miss Nicaragua pageant, which is held at the Ruben Dario National Theater since 1955. The cuisine of Managua is a mix of traditional foods like rice, beans, plantains and a variety of cheeses, with international dishes from the influx of immigrants and tourists. Just a few of the city’s best restaurants include La Cueva del Buzo (for excellent seafood and Italian dishes), Restaurante Voltes offers international cuisine, and the NAU Lounge Managua has excellent ambiance, live music and fresh sushi.
Shopping centers in Managua include the Galerias Santo Domingo (the largest of the malls in Managua it offers over 130 different shops and stores), Metrocentro (this one also has over 120 retail stores), Multicentro Las Americas and Centro Comercial Managua, which is the oldest of the city’s shopping venues.
Transportation in Managua is varied, including public transportation like four main highways, the Pan-American Highway being a main one, bus routes, international bus services, taxis, Monorail, and the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport.
Flights to Managua
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Managua Travel Facts
- Managua, Nicaragua connects to 22 airports worldwide.
- The shortest flight from Managua is 199 miles to San Jose on Copa Airlines.
- The longest flight from Managua is 1486 miles to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines.
- Copa Airlines fly to 4 destinations including San Jose from Managua.
- Continental Airlines fly to 4 destinations including Houston from Managua.
- United Airlines fly to 3 destinations including San Salvador from Managua.
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Managua Airlines & Flight Schedules
- Continental Airlines fly from Managua to Guatemala City and 4 other cities including Houston.
- Copa Airlines fly from Managua to Guatemala City and 4 other cities including San Jose.
- United Airlines fly from Managua to Houston and 3 other cities including San Salvador.
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