Strong Waves along Pacific Coast

The United States Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua alerts U.S. citizens to an announcement from the Nicaraguan emergency alert system (SINAPRED) issued on Monday, May 4, that warns of strong waves along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua for the next 72 hours.

SINAPRED’s announcement recommends that visitors to the Pacific coast avoid entering the water and recommends against commercial and recreational fishing on both large and small boats. The alert also recommends that residents along the coastal zone self-evacuate, if necessary.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media reports and follow guidance and instructions from local authorities.

Please monitor the for the latest information from the Nicaraguan emergency alert system.

The U.S. Embassy in Managua is located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua. The U.S. Embassy in Managua can be reached during regular business hours at 011-505-2252-7100. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email at 

General information regarding consular services is available by calling 011-505-2252-7104.  Routine services such as passports and notarial services require an appointment; you can schedule an appointment online. In case of an emergency please call 2252-7100.

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found. Country Specific Information for Nicaragua is available here: Nicaragua CSI

The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad“, which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.  In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). You can also download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and the Android market, to have travel information at your fingertips.