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Currency exchange services in Nicaragua

Your best option for travel money in Nicaragua

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* You are enjoying a 15% off compared to standard prices at our branches (discount applicable on exchange margin).

About us

Global Exchange Nicaragua operates since 2011 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport, located in the city of Managua, capital of Nicaragua, where it has 4 exchange branches and 12 tills. We started accepting 18 types of coins and currently accept 25, which has led us to grow as a subsidiary and face new challenges.

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About us

Global Exchange Nicaragua operates since 2011 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport, located in the city of Managua, capital of Nicaragua, where it has 4 exchange branches and 12 tills. We started accepting 18 types of coins and currently accept 25, which has led us to grow as a subsidiary and face new challenges.

We are currently the third most important company in the world rendering currency exchange services at international airports and other important touristic spots. At present we have a network of 260 branches located at international airports and hotels in 21 countries and 5 continents, where thanks to our staff of +2,200 employees, we serve more than 5.5 million customers a year.

The Global Exchange Group is currently immersed in an ambitious strategic plan aiming at doublefolding the size of the company over the next 5 years. Our goal is to reach 2021 with presence in 42 countries through 400 branches that will serve 10 million customers a year. This will allow us to increase our workforce to 2,800 employees worldwide. This is a solid and sustained growth that will continue consolidating our leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean and strengthening our growth in other continents such as Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Exchange branches in Nicaragua

International Airport Augusto César Sandino Carretera Norte Managua km 11 - 11057 Managua (Managua) +(505) 8396 0322

International Departures - Landside

Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Carretera Norte Managua km 11 - 11057 Managua (Managua)

+(505) 8396 0322

Open all year round. Opening hours: 05:00 h - 18:00 h.

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The branch is located at international departures, public hall.

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International Arrivals - Airside

Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Carretera Norte Managua km 11 - 11057 Managua (Managua)

+(505) 8396 0322

Open all year round. Opening hours: 07:00 h - 23:00 h.

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The branch is located at ??international arrivals, airside, in front of immigration desk.

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International Arrivals - Airside

Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Carretera Norte Managua km 11 - 11057 Managua (Managua)

+(505) 8396 0322

Open all year round. Opening hours: 07:00 h - 23:00 h.

Find our branch:

The branch is located in the area of international arrivals, airside, in front of immigration desks.

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International Arrivals - Airside

Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Carretera Norte Managua km 11 - 11057 Managua (Managua)

+(505) 8396 0322

Open all year round. Opening hours: 07:00 h - 23:00 h.

Find our branch:

The branch is located at international arrivals, airside, opposite to baggage reclaim belts.

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Currencies

Available currencies

The currencies that we buy / sell in our exchange branches in Nicaragua are the following:

Costa Rican colon
CRC
Nicaraguan Cordoba
NIO
Danish crown
DKK
Norwegian crown
NOK
Swedish krona
SEK
American dollar
USD
Australian dollar
AUD
Belizean dollar
BZD
Canadian dollar
CAD
Euro
EUR
Swiss franc
CHF
Honduran Lempira
HNL
Pound sterling
GBP
New Israeli shekel
ILS
Peruvian Sol
PEN
Argentine peso
ARS
Chilean peso
CLP
Colombian peso
COP
Dominican peso
DOP
Mexican peso
MXN
Uruguayan Peso
UYU
Guatemalan Quetzal
GTQ
Brazilian real
BRL
Japanese Yen
JPY
Chinese yuan
CNY

The Nicaraguan córdoba

The córdoba is the currency of Nicaragua, created in 1912 in the honour of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, founder of post-colombian Nicaragua.

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The Nicaraguan córdoba

The córdoba is the currency of Nicaragua, created in 1912 in the honour of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, founder of post-colombian Nicaragua.

Origins and history

The origins of the history of Nicaraguan córdoba go back to the separation of the Republic of Central America, a time when currencies of different countries (Peru, Bolivia, USA and others) were used in the country. In 1859, by executive decree, the market of León was empowered to issue coins of “real dime” which amounted to one tenth of the US dollar.

In 1879, under President Joaquín Zavala term, the “cent” was created and also the issuance of the first national notes or treasury notes. In 1888 the first private banks were created, issuing their own banknotes, such as the Bank of Nicaragua and the Mercantil Agricultural Bank.

After a period of monetary chaos, in 1912 the National Bank of Nicaragua Incorporated was created, and after that, Adolfo Díaz government enacted the Law on Currency Conversion, in March 1912. This law created the córdoba currency, but due to the political instability of the time, the Córdoba did not circulate until mid-1913.

Nicaragua began the 90s with the issuance of the córdoba “oro”, which as of 13th August, 1990 was introduced into circulation, expressed in the same currency córdoba.

Although the new government of Violeta Barrios de Chamorro proclaimed that the currency would hit parity with the US dollar, in less than a year the value of the currency took a different path, devaluating six times its issue value. This is how the intense history of the Nicaraguan numismatics started.

In 2003 and 2009, in order to ensure public trust and confidence in the use of banknotes, the CBN updated the design of their banknotes, issuing new families. The issuance of new banknotes in 2009 included the notes printed on polymer substrate, a new technology that offers the public safer, more lasting banknotes.

Current córdoba coins and banknotes

Currently, coins of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents are in circulation, as well as coins of 1, 5 and 10 córdobas and banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 córdobas.

Moneda de 1000 pesos
Coins and notes

Notes

Coins

FAQs

How much money can I change in your Nicaraguan branches?
There is no minimum amount for a foreign exchange transaction. The maximum amount is 9,000 US Dollars monthly and of 15,000 US Dollars for every quarter (i.e.: from 1st January to 31st March). This is a corporate policy based on Anti-Money Laundering Regulations in force.
Which currencies can I get/bring at your branches?
We want to offer a comprehensive service to our Customers, and for this reason we perform exchange transactions with a wide range of currencies. We sell or buy: Costa Rican colón, Nicaraguan córdoba, Danish krone, Norwegian krona, Swedish krona, American dollar, Australian dollar, Belizean dollar, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc euro, Honduran lempira, sterling pound, new Israeli shequel, new Peruvian sun, Argentine peso, Chilean peso, Colombian peso, Dominican peso, Mexican peso, Uruguayan peso, Guatemalan quetzal, Brazilian real, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan.
Which is the exchange rate of Nicaraguan córdoba to US Dollar?
The quotes of all currencies are subject to continuous fluctuation, for which we advise you to consult the prices applied in the electronic monitors of our exchange branches or to contact us for the daily exchange rate.
Should I get my Nicaraguan córdoba before getting to Europe?
It is highly advisable to change your Nicaraguan córdoba to euros before leaving Nicaragua, as you may find it very difficult to have them changed in Europe.
Do I have to submit any ID to conduct a foreign exchange transaction in Nicaragua?
Yes, our internal anti-money laundering policies require us to request documentation from our clients.
Do you accept travelers checks at your currency exchange branches?
No, we do not currently accept travelers checks.
What are the opening hours of your branches located in Augusto C. Sandino Airport?
Our airport branches remain open throughout the time slot in which there are flights, so that no passenger can be left unattended in their needs for change.

If you want to know the specific schedule of any of our branches, visit Branches within this same web.
I've been given a 15% off voucher in my transaction, how does it work?
You can use this voucher in your next currency exchange transaction, at any of our branches within the same country. This discount is applicable on the exchange margin and it does not expire.

If you still have doubts, you can ask any of our agents at the Customer Service Department.

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