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El Timón
The renovations are now complete and El Timón has moved back into their usual space on the beach road.  Open every day but check their facebook page for up to date hours, specials and events.

Beach House

This popular bar and restaurant is opening its doors once again from Thursday 26th of July at 4pm. Come by and check out the new menu. https://beachhousenica.com/

Machete Market Café
This Friday 27th of July they are having a “pop-up dinner” with guest chef Kenny Nakai who will be preparing dishes from his native Hawaii. On Sunday the 29th of July they will be serving brunch with cocktails. For reservations information visit the Machete Market Café face book page.

Spay & Neuter
Katie Horn‎ has announced that in lieu of the free spay/neuter clinic that had to be cancelled due to the current sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua, they are having a sponsored spay and neuter event for community dogs and cats. Animal Outreach San Juan del Sur has partnered with Clinica Veterinaria Happy Pet to provide low cost spay/neuter for a limited time. Very simply, a donation of $25 will ensure a dog or cat can receive this surgical procedure so that those who cannot afford it themselves may still get their animal fixed.

Tourism Stats

Official Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) statistics from this week reveal that US $256.1 million was generated in foreign exchange during the first quarter of 2018. This was 37.6% higher than the same period in 2017.

From January to May 2018, 681,810 visitors arrived in Nicaragua (which was 60,921 less than in the same period of 2017 which was 742,731).

Average daily spending grew 7% from US $ 42.70 in 2017 to 45.70 this year (2018).

At the same time, the average visitor stay increased to 11.8 days from 10 days.

Tourists entering Nicaragua via Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA):

May 2018:  34,400 (May 2017: 45,328)

June 2018: 19,990 (June 2017: 53,918)

Statistics from the Administrative Company of International Airports (EAAI by its acronym in Spanish, meaning; Empresa Administradora de Aeropuertos Internacionales) show the following level of air operations (individual flights in or out of MGA):

March 2018: 3,210

April 2018: 2,934

May 2018: 2,821

June 2018: 2,551

Since April of this year, fewer Nicaraguans are visiting their motherland. Statistics show that in June this year only 6,365 national passengers entered the country. In June 2017 that figure was 8,171.

In the same comparison for June 2018, only 4,347 left Nicaragua in June 2018. Stats for last year show the number was 5,281.

North American (Mexico, USA and Canada) Tourist Numbers – 2017

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