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Bluefields

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Bluefields is a city in Atlantico Sur.

Understand

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. All in all there are 6 different ethnicities that can be found through our the region;Black/Creole, Mestizo, Miskito, Rama, Suma, Garifuna.

Get in

By plane

Domestic flights arrive 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

10 cordobas (about $.50) per person anywhere you go. However coming from the airport with a lot of luggage they will charge you a 20 cordobas.

See

Do

  • Ask to get in touch with someone from www.Bluefieldsound.com to put you in touch with some of the cultural happenings, local artists, and good advice about Bluefields.http://compulsivetraveler.tv/people/BluefieldsSoundSystem
  • Go to Four brothers Th-Su.
  • Ask Roy at the Lobster Pot Hotel to take you to his farm.
  • Enjoy a Tona Cervesa at the balcony of the Cima club while you watch the rain slam the street in July.
  • Order the camarones cocktail at the Bella Vista restaurant on the water.
  • Bluefields has a great local sports culture. Ask if there is anything going on in the Stadium and you may get a chance to see an electricly charged event of local atheletic talent.

Learn

Learn to speak "miskito". Learn how to eat turtle. Learn to walk slow and smile.

Work

Buy

Eat

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

Budget

  • Lobster Pot Hotel. If you are there for more than a couple of nights tell Roy that you want a room for 100 cordobas a night, he will give it to you (instead of 150).
  • If you are a little too snobby for the Lobster Pot you probably should have just gone straight to Corn Island, :) but you can stay at the "mini hotel" by the Cima Club. the rooms are great with cable TV and your own bathroom.
  • For a little more then the Lobster Pot but less the rest with clean and friendly conditions is Hotel Campel, Near Mangito Lane all the taxis know where it is.

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Contact

Stay safe

when traveling at night always take a taxi, especially around "Four Brothers".

Cope

Get out


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