Jinotega Travel Guide

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3000 feet up in Northern Nicaraguan surrounded by 5000 foot mountains and Lake Apanas to the north.  Jinotega is 3 hours by expreso bus from Mercado Mayoreo in Managua or 4 hours East of Leon or 1 hour North of Matagalpa.  Google earth map and many city locations available on www.Jinotega.com/maps

The road from Matagalpa to Jinotega has spectacular views over the valleys and mountains of the Northern sierras.

Jinotega is cool with temperatures almost never going over 84F and usually requiring 1 blanket in the evening.  January to April, you may need 2 blankets.  Almost nobody has a/c.

Hotels range from Hotel Cafe from $45 to Hotel rosa at $1.50.  Restaurants range from la Perreras international cuisine $10+ to the fritangas on the streets near the cathedral at about $1.50.

Stay in touch with home through the phone offices of Llamadas-Heladas for about 10 cents a minute or use skype from one of the 20 internet cafes for about 50 cents an hour.

Hundreds of unmarked walking trails and rentable horses can provide exercise and tranquility.  Borrow a bike and ride the steep hills for a little adventure.
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