Tips once in Nicaragua
At the hotel: Ask about environmental policies and practices. Talk with staff about working conditions. See the room’s policies. If you noticed anything strange please let us know.
Language: Learn a few words in Spanish and use them.
Dress: Read up on local conventions and dress appropriately.
Behavior: Be respectful of local citizens' privacy. Ask permission before entering sacred places, homes or private land.
Photographs: Be sensitive to when and where you take photos/video of people. Always ask first.
Environment: Respect the natural environment. Never touch or harass animals. Always follow designated trails. Support conservation by paying entrance fees to parks and protected sites.
Animal products: Never purchase crafts, clothing, furniture or other products that are derived from members of protected or endangered animal species.
Pay a fair price: Don't engage in overly aggressive bargaining for souvenirs. Don't short-change on tips for services.
Buy local: Eat in local restaurants, shop in local markets and attend local events. That way money spent in the community stays in the community.
Local Experts: To enrich your experience and support the local economy we hired local guides. If you want to experience on your own, just ask if they are licensed and live locally.