flying to nicaragua

There are two large international airports within driving distance of Casabella (Liberia  and Managua). Liberia International Airport is located in Costa Rica. It is about an hour and a half drive from the house. However, you will have to cross the Costa Rica and Nicaraguan border. This usually takes about an hour. We don't normally recommend taking this option if you will be traveling with children or inexperienced travelers. Managua International Airport is a two and a half hour drive to the house. There is a small international airport named Costa Esmeralda International about 10 minutes from the house. They have ten flights each week from Managua International and 10 flights each week from Liberia International. Click here for more information about flying into Costa Esmeralda

Transportation from the Managua Airport

We recommend hiring transportation to most of our foreign guests because the roads and traffic laws in Nicaragua can be very confusing. The transportation company that we have used in the past is Nica Xtreme Adventures. The cost of a van is usually around $175 and the cost of a car is usually around $115 depending on the number of people and amount of luggage. 

  • US Phone: 1-858-4990

  • Nica Phone: 505-8414-0628

  • E-mail:

renting a car

Hacienda Iguana is a very small community. Renting a car isn't necessary because everything is within walking distance. We also have bikes available to rent if walking isn't your speed. If you choose to rent a car, we recommend renting from the Managua airport. They have all the major U.S. brands. Click here to download driving instructions from the Managua airport.