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Your personal spending in Nicaragua will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment and any activities outside of those included in your FnEZ adventure.
For the entirety of your 20 Day Nicaragua Trip -- "The Secret of Central America", we recommend a budget of $800 - $1600. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"
The Hippie brings about $800-$1000 for the 20 days. They eat local food, bargain well at the market, find good prices on drinks, and picks and chooses their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue traveling after their FnEZ trip is complete.
The Backpacker saves up about $1000-$1300 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. They take in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. The backpacker likes to party, but is always looking for a good deal.
The Rock Star throws down $1300 - $1600+: They are not too worried about their budget and they'll do almost everything, including lavish amounts of shopping and partying often. There won't be too much holding them back from activities, as this is their trip and don't want to let anything pass them by.
To help you work out your own budget, here are some examples of how much things cost in Nicaragua. All prices listed in USD
Food and drinks:
Beer or Highball at the Bar $1.5
Bottle of Rum from the Store (750ml) $10-20
Bottle of Rum at the bar (750ml) $15
Dinner at a Restaurant $7-$20
Booze Cruise Sailing Trip $70
Fishing Trip $20-$30
Volcano hike - $10
Horseback - $30
Volcano boarding - $35
Diving - $45 tank $75 discover dive
1 Day Surf Board Rental $10-15
Yoga $8- $10
Guided Kayak trip $30 (seasonal )
Open water Scuba Course (3 days) $315
Souvenir Hammock $10