Nicaragua - People and places: Puerto Salvador Allende on Lake Managua (Xolatlán)

Puerto Salvador Allende on Lake Managua (Xolatlán)


The Nicaraguan government has made admirable efforts to promote tourism in Managua.  The Salvador Allende Port is a good example.  In a newly renovated downtown area, you can board one of several boats for some quick trips out on the lake.

The "Isla del Amor" trip costs C$70 for adults and C$30 for children (10 years or under) for general seating.  If you want the preferential seating (outside, upper deck) it costs C$100 for adults and C$50 for children (10 years or under).  The quick trip lasts 50 minutes.

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. y 5:00 p.m.

There is a night trip that I am dying to take.  It also runs Tuesday to Sunday at 6:30 p.m.  Prices are C$100 for adults and C$50 for children (10 years or under).  Note: The boat only leaves with a minimum of 18 passengers.

Check it out!