Nicaragua Mission Trip
Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American republics and is characterized by its agricultural economy and history of autocratic government. Almost all settlement and economic activity are concentrated in the western half of the country. The country’s name is derived from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous people living around present-day Lake Nicaragua during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Nicaragua has a unique history in that it was the only country in Latin America to be colonized by both the Spanish and the British. Nicaragua’s population is made up mostly of mestizos (people of mixed European and indigenous ancestry). The national capital is Managua, which also is the country’s largest city and home to about one-sixth of the population.
The Corn Islands consist of the Great Corn Island (often simply referred to as Corn Island), with an area of 3.9 sq miles, and Little Corn Island, with an area of 1.1 sq miles. The total area is 5.0 square miles.
We will fly into Managua, Nicaragua and take a second flight to Corn Island. Your itinerary should plan to arrive on January 29th in Managua. You are welcome to come early or stay late, but you must make your own accommodations accordingly.
Accommodations will be at a local hotel (TBD). Three vegetarian meals will be served each day. Arrangements will be made by It Is Written.
To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)
Nicaragua Facts & Figures
Nicaragua: 6.6 million
Corn Island: 7,000
English is the primary language. Spanish is the second language.
60% Roman Catholicism as their belief system. The remaining portion is primarily Protestant and Evangelical.
The climate is moderate rain forest in Corn Island. The temperature ranges from 78-84 degrees.
Nicaraguan córdoba. The currency exchange is about 36 Nicaraguan Cordobas to 1USD. Many items tend to be cheaper in Nicaragua than the US.
Most outlets are fitted for a 110. You should check your items to make sure they can accommodate higher voltages. If not, you will need to bring a converter for items such as curling irons, beard trimmers, etc.
Nicaragua is in the GMT-6 time zone, which is the same as Central Standard time zone.
Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.
1. US Passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival.
2. Return flight info.
3. $10 Cash to purchase Nicaraguan Tourist card upon arrival.
4. Printed Hotel Information
5. Letter of Invitation from the Conference (We will provide).
Check the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your Dr. 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need.