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Welcome to Rivas

The quaint town of Rivas is situated on an isthmus midway between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua. This colonial town boasts a beautiful collection of churches and Spanish-colonial feel. Rivas is situated close to a number of other great Nicaragua tourist attractions such as Granada and the volcanic island of Ometepe. Rivas is a great jumping off point for visitors who want to take part in activities focussed on sea and beachfront interests such as snorkelling, swimming, tanning or chartering a fishing trip.

The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Some communities on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages. English is understood at some tourist destinations.

The currency is named the Córdoba but commonly referred to as the peso. American dollars can also be used for common transactions. Bills must be in good shape to be accepted and damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. Only some banks will exchange travellers cheques. All major cities have ATMs and most hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.

Local time is GMT/UCT -6.

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