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'Bluefields is a city in Atlantico Sur.

Understand that Bluefields is the capital of the Southern Autonomous Region on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. The people have a combined heritage of being escaped/freed slaves, part of indigenous groups, descendants of Spanish settlers, and/or mix of any of these groups. This creates a very diverse and vibrant community. The language most spoken is a Creole of English. Most people speak Spanish as a 2nd or 3rd language after Creole and/or an indigenous language.

==Get in

By plane on a domestic flight from Managua. The flight is about $80 each way.

By bus from Managua to Rama - about 6 hours. From Rama, take a speedboat called a "panga" to Bluefields. The boatride is about 2 hours. =

Get around by taxi. 20 cordobas (about $1.50) per person anywhere you go.



Learn about the rich musical culture that has a long history of a combination of calypso and reggae rhythms.



Eat rondon - a coconut stew made with coconut milk and lobster, fish, beef, or chicken.









Contact Zander at who will be happy to connect you with a local guide who will guide you through the lanes, introduce you to living legends of the rich musical history of Bluefields. He and Edwin Sanchez are there recording music and working to help promote and document the music of Bluefields.

Stay safe


Get out

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