Before You Go: Frequently Asked Questions
Getting to Hotel el Casino in Casares
Stay in touch
Cell phone reception is good at Hotel el Casino, just make sure to check with your carrier about supported functionalities, foreign charges, and so on.
The hotel's cyber cafe offers wireless connection (WIFI) to the Internet along with 15 computers and a color printer for its guests.
What about the money, honey?
Hotel el Casino accepts major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express), U.S. dollars, Cordobas, or a combination of all three. The closest ATM is at Pali in Diriamba, while banks with tellers for cashing travelers checks, additional ATMs and so on are found in Jinotepe, 30 kilometers from Casares.
Nicaragua is on the same time zone as Central Standard Time (like Chicago). Since the country does not adjust for daylight savings time, the country is effectively on Mountain Standard Time (like Denver) during that part of the year.
Electrical outlets and voltage
Nicaragua uses the same plugs and current as the United States: 110 volts.
It is generally not recommended for foreigners to drink the water in most of Nicaragua. Hotel el Casino has bottled water for sale and use safe water for cooking and cleaning food and dishes.
Nicaragua’s official language is Spanish. Some Nicas speak a little English, but fluent speakers are rare to encounter. Hotel el Casino owner and manager Patrice Glo speaks fluent French, Spanish, and English and he will be happy to assist with anything if needed.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Western hemisphere after Haiti, yet the safest in Central America. Yes, that means less crime than Mexico and Costa Rica. Travel is safe day and night. As a precaution, Hotel el Casino keeps a night guard on duty, but we’ve yet to have a single incident.
Last, but not least…
Relax, this is Nicaragua!
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