Is Nicaragua dangerous?
Nicaragua has changed from one of the most unstable countries in the region in the 1980s and early 90s, to one of the most stable and safe. Granada is a small city and a safe destination for tourists and students. Of course, you need to take the usual precautions that you would take traveling anywhere in the world. You should not be out alone late at night, you should ask your teachers and host families where you can walk safely and what areas you should avoid, stay away from illegal drugs, watch you luggage carefully, and don’t carry expensive cameras, jewelry, electronic devices, etc. in plain sight. Remember that excessive drinking makes you vulnerable wherever you are. Women may experience some mild harassment on the streets, but Nicaragua does not seem to be as bad as some other countries in this regard. Managua is not a safe city for tourists after dark. Do not find yourself in the streets alone at night in Managua. Our first priority is to keep you safe and secure, and our staff are always available to answer questions or give you advice about how to avoid problems.