Where To Stay In Managua, Nicaragua: 4 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2024

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Catherine
Catherine 
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The biggest city in Nicaragua, Managua is a captivating destination in Central America. Near many sparkling crater lakes and situated along the southern shore of Lake Managua, this capital city offers a picturesque natural beauty mixed with pragmatic urban living of friendly locals and adventurous expats. It is filled with interesting landmarks, a lively dining scene, and a vibrant nightlife. Certain to grab your attention is Trees of Life, a public art installation with shiny metallic trees that can be viewed on almost every street in Managua. Though damaged by an earthquake in 1972, Old Cathedral of Managua, which features a beautiful gilded Neoclassical facade, is still a top attraction in the city. To learn about the country’s rich past, visit National Palace of Culture. If you want to discover more, you can explore lovely neighborhoods. Check out where to stay in Managua, Nicaragua, including the best neighborhoods.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Los Robles (from USD 35)

Where to stay in Managua, Nicaragua
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Awash in shaded green spaces, Los Robles is the safest area for foreign visitors. It is an upscale neighborhood where middle-class Nicaraguans and a significant expat community resides. You’ll find several parks in Los Robles such as Altamira Park and Japón Nicaragua Park, a tree-lined Japanese-inspired park that provides a serene walking path, a beautifully maintained basketball court, and a fun mix of playgrounds and playscapes for kids. If you’re a shopaholic, the must-visit place is the expansive Metrocentro Mall. The neighborhood showcases a multitude of delicious eateries, fine hotels, lively cafes, charming shops, and important embassies. Boasting indoor and outdoor exhibits, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo Códice is a great spot for art lovers who want to admire compelling, edgy artworks.

Los Robles is 2.9 miles (4.6 kilometers) or a 7-minute drive away from Managua.

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Real Intercontinental Metrocentro Managua, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Frente a Centro Comercial Metrocentro
2.87 km (1.8 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden


Hotel Colibri

Address: Colonial Los Robles, de Funeraria Monte de Los Oli
3.25 km (2.1 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park

Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua
3.25 km (2.1 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
40 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the location and the amenities (a/c hot water in the shower kitchen appliances)
nothing fancy but all the elements are included: a/c hot water quiet fully equipped kitchen very clean
our apartment faced the japanese garden which was great as there are not many green areas in managua
Cleanliness:
it was clean
the apartment was clean and the kitchen had everything i need to cook
kitchen and fridge are working and clean
Host:
rene is a very nice host
rene is a wonderfully friendly and helpful host
rene was kind enough to stay up for my late 1:30 am arrival
great hosts the inn was a spaish style inn being remodeled
Location:
we enjoyed the great location close to metro centro mall
close to good restaurants/bars
we like this place and is very central and safe to walk at night
secure quiet nice look to the park
a perfect place to discover managua
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2. Las Colinas (from USD 25)

Las Colinas
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Just 13 miles (21 kilometers) away from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, Las Colinas is a secure gated community where some long-term expats live. Though not as centered on the city’s action and activities as Los Robles, it offers a tranquil environment if you’re seeking refuge from the hectic energy of Managua. It does not feature a lot of eateries and attractions that are within walking distance, so keep this in mind if you’re more of a partygoer and someone who wants to be close to the dazzling nightlife scene and prime tourist sites. If you do decide to check out the city’s extracurricular activities, the neighborhood is near Carretera Masaya, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, so you will have easy access.

Las Colinas is 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) or a 5-minute drive away from Managua.

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Managua, Nicaragua
7.61 km (4.8 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had a ceiling fan which worked great
very comfortable laid back host engaging conversationalist
we loved the breakfast and the place was beutiful with a swimming pool and lots of space
casa inti's its a beautiful place to stay surrounded by beautiful forest very quiet nice swimming pool
Cleanliness:
room was clean and bed was comfortable
the house is also very clean
great place that's very clean and had no mosquitoes
lovely place spotlessly clean with a really gracious and helpful hostess
Host:
staff helpfull and kind
inti was a great host
the host was very friendly and helpful
great value and wonderful service with welcoming hosts
the host is very friendly and accommodating
Location:
very nice hostel in safe location with tranquil setting
nice friendly place close to local restaurants safe environment
highly recommenced if you're looking for a cute quiet and safe place in managua
i think this was one of our favorite airbnb places it was so cute and unique
lovely location accommodating kind and extremely helpful very early morning airport delivery
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Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua
7.33 km (4.6 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
28 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds nice pool area
Cleanliness:
nice and clean place to stay
that is good thing for host’s security nice clean super good
big spacious room in a quiet area nice for relaxation
Host:
juan was super helpful with everything
nice place in a great neighborhood wonderful staff
nice and spacious room quiet place good breakfast kind personnel nice pool area
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3. Bolonia (from USD 40)

Bolonia
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Bolonia is a posh section of the city and one of the safest areas for tourists to stay in Managua. This upper and middle class district is a scenic residential area situated west of Downtown Managua. It is a place with numerous interesting shops, offices, banks, excellent restaurants, and inviting hotels. If you’re a baseball fan, check out Dennis Martínez National Stadium, the biggest baseball stadium in Nicaragua. Aside from the baseball stadium, a must-see attraction in Bolonia is Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa, a historical monument at the top of a hill where you can explore ruins and marvel at magnificent views of the city.

Bolonia is 5 miles (7.9 kilometers) or an 11-minute drive away from Managua.

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Hotel Mozonte

Address: Residencial Bolonia
1.89 km (1.2 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park

Managua, Nicaragua
1.82 km (1.2 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
111 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful home with fantastic breakfast
our tasty breakfasts of gallo pinto were served with delicious coffee and our room had everything we needed
she welcomed us into her home which has a great courtyard and was comfortable and clean
the house was beautiful breakfast delicious
Cleanliness:
large clean private room at rebeca's house
the bed was comfortable and we had a private bathroom and everything was very clean
Host:
rebeca was a great host and her home was lovely
she is very friendly always ready to help
rebeca and her family were great hosts
rebecca is a very kind host
the host and family made me feel welcome with prompt attention to any questions
Location:
the neighborhood is quiet and safe with nearby local and international bus routes
i will definitely come back to this place
i will definitely consider this place for future visits to managua
the location was good behind a local hospital (hospital sermesa bolonia) in a quiet neighborhood
the place is very well located specially for those traveling in ticabus which was my case
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Managua, Nicaragua
1.89 km (1.2 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
65 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in hotel 1 Bed 16 Guests 50 Bedrooms 47 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pools were fantastic
there buffet style breakfast was delicious and included in the price
the food is good and well priced with a small bar by the pool
excellent stay clean rooms beautiful courtyard and a great price will definitely be staying again
Cleanliness:
the rooms are nice and clean and the pool is great
my room was kept nice and clean with a/c
Host:
the staff is extremely helpful
buenisimo the entire staff was friendly and helpful
the staff was friendly and helpful for my check in
the staff was great everyone is nice and is willing to help you at anytime
the hotel was well staffed with helpful people
Location:
perfect and charming place located in a quiet and central neighborhood of managua
super comfy bed great location
great place to stay close to everything in managua
the location is perfect and a short cab ride to anywhere in the city
also its right around the corner from a fabulous park with a theater and a naturopathic shop
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4. Santo Domingo

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Located 14.5 miles (23.3 kilometers) away from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, Santo Domingo is a distinguished neighborhood where many of Managua’s elite live. To a degree, this neighborhood is considered quite fashionable, and its allure is the result of well-endowed residents. If you do have an impulse to shop, the grand Metrocentro Mall is just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) away. However, Plaza Viejo Santo Domingo and Galerías Santo Domingo are neighborhood malls that offer a wonderful shopping excursion: they feature a great selection of local and international stores and a food court that serves a variety of tasty fare.

Santo Domingo is 107 miles (172.2 kilometers) or 3 hours and 20 minutes away from Managua by car.

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Managua, Nicaragua
7.88 km (4.9 mi) from Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Managua's marvelous neighborhoods

Managua is a Central American city that truly leaves an impression. Equally appealing are the neighborhoods boasting their own characteristic flair. Opt to stay in one of these lovely areas and you’re sure to experience an unforgettable time in Managua.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Catherine has written professionally for over 10 years, and a sizable amount has been travel writing. Her desire to see the world was sparked at a very young age. Growing up, there were many family...Read more

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