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Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

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Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

We had plans to travel to San Juan Del Sur in mid-July, but have reluctantly decided to postpone until the end of the year (we put a deposit down on an Airbnb). We would still like to travel next month, so we are thinking Costa Rica. Flights are rather expensive with almost a month to go, even if our airline waives the change fee, so we were thinking of keeping our roundtrip flight to Managua and booking separate roundtrip tickets from Managua to Costa Rica on Copa. We would book the MGA-SJO flight for the same day, with a few hours in between. My only concern is whether the airport in Managua will remain functional given that the roadblocks are causing food and fuel shortages.

Has anyone thought of a similar option to reroute a trip? How are things at the airport in Managua.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

I just came back from a week in Nicaragua and flew in and out through Managua. To be honest, I was lucky to get out. Avoid Managua at all costs at this time.

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2. Re: Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

The airport itself has been open all this time should remain functional in the near future. Outside the airport and in the city of Managua is different story. The problem you may encounter though are airlines canceling flights. COPA cancelled flights for the next few days between PTY and MGA and the same with American Airlines between MIA - MGA. Just make sure you have a back up plan just in case.

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3. Re: Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

We are hoping to do the exact same thing first week of July. Actually hoping to spend 1 night in a hotel near the airport before flying to Costa Rica the next morning. This is the least expensive option , and hopefully the airport itself and hotel across the street is safe and functioning...............Hopefully flights don't get cancelled. Trying to be flexible!

Would love to hear updates on how the airport is functioning! THANKS

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4. Re: Connecting to Costa Rica through Managua during civil unrest

That seems like a good plan. My party flew into Managua last Sunday and stayed the night near the airport. No issues whatsoever. We felt safe within hotel, etc.

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