• Respiratory issues due to cooking stoves are common. Otherwise, standard chronic illnesses and injuries you would see elsewhere.
  • It depends on whether you will visiting Chacraseca (coastal lowlands) or La Flor (mountains). In both areas, the hottest and driest part of the year is March/April and it cools off a bit in June and July as the rainy season starts. Expect highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s and humidity above 50% for Chacraseca, and 80s/60s/>60% for La Flor. Explore the climate for Chacraseca and La Flor.
  • Important question! All of the essentials are available in this Google Document: emergency numbers, locations, information about customs and immigration, and more. A couple weeks before you leave, be sure to print two copies of this document - one to leave with your loved ones and one to take with you.
  • Groups visiting Chacraseca stay at La Casa de Paz, a guesthouse established for visiting groups. If your group travels to La Flor, you will stay on mattresses in the local community center. Global Health groups stay in a modest hotel in León, usually the Hotel San Juan de León.
    front porch and garden of La Casa de Paz

    La Casa de Paz guesthouse in Chacraseca

    mattress with mosquito nets in a row on the tile floor of a large room

    Community Center in La Flor

  • Most meals will be tipico Nicaraguan food - rice, beans, some meat - prepared by members of the local community. a spread of food including serving bowls of beans, rice, fried plantains, lettuce salad, and watermelon
  • Different trips engage in different activities, but there is always a range. All participants will need to be able to walk over rough surfaces for at least 1/4 mile. Participants going to La Flor should be prepared for even more strenuous walking, as the town is in the mountains and not accessible by road. If you have concerns, please speak with your Trip Organizer.