Directions and maps can be found here.
Citizens of the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel can stay for up to 90 days without applying for a visa and are able to get an extension of another 90 days. For all other countries, it is best to check with your embassy or consulate. Keep in mind that you will need a passport that is valid for 6 months from your date of entry.
It is not necessary to exchange money prior to arrival, but you may get a better exchange rate in your home country. Most businesses in Nicaragua accept U.S. dollars, but usually only if you have small bills.
The most reliable ATMs are in Moyogalpa, the port city, a 2-hour bus ride away from InanItah. This is the last ATM stop on your way to InanItah in your travels. If you have a Visa card, you can use the closer ATM in San Fernando, a about, 6KM or 1 hour walk from InanItah. You can usually only take out $400 per day from the ATMs on the island.
Yes. The water comes from a fresh spring high up the volcano.
110 Volts, which is standard North American voltage. At InanItah we live completely off the grid, relying on the sun and human engineering to supply our electrical needs, with a back up generator for construction or emergencies.
May through November is invierno (winter), the rainy or green season, when temperatures are cooler and the rain and the sun take turns, the rainiest months being September and October. November through April is verano (summer), characterized by hot, dry days and blue skies, with temperatures in the high 20s (80°F), and reaching into the low 30s (92°F) in March and April. High tourist season here is December through March.
The following is a list of items that can make your stay more comfortable. Often, people also want to help by bringing items that are challenging for us to get here. We have an ongoing list of those items on our wish list page.
If you are planning a shorter visit:
If you are staying for a longer period of time, additional things that are very useful:
Stuff that is not necessary, but can be nice to have: