Frequently Asked Questions
On the Island
WILL I SEE A LOT OF BUGS ON BABOON CAY?
Yes, although most are not a problem. We primarily have sand flies which are tiny flies that bite like mosquitoes. When there is little or no breeze, they come out. Mosquitos can also be found, although they are not as prominent on the island as they are on the mainland. We suggest bringing bug spray and some clothing for the evening that can cover your legs and arms.
WHAT CLOTHING DO YOU SUGGEST I BRING TO BABOON CAY ECO- RESORT?
Daytime on the island calls for shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits, wraps, hats, and sandals. The evenings can get cool, depending on the time of year due to the sea breezes and long days spent in the tropical sunlight. Light slacks and long sleeve shirts and blouses or a windbreaker would keep most visitors perfectly comfortable.
From December to March, the weather can get cold so please bring proper clothing. Although the islands off Pearl Lagoon get less rain than the mainland, we still recommend a rain jacket for the unexpected downpour.
For exploring the island and possibly other islands, we suggest a good set of walking shoes or sandals. If you’re not going off the beaten path, then sandals are just fine.
WHAT IS THE RESERVATIONS POLICY AT BABOON CAY ECO-RESORT?
Baboon cay requires a 50% deposit at the time of confirmation. The balance is due 15 days prior to arrival. Baboon Cay Resort accepts Visa and MasterCard.
DO YOU WELCOME FAMILIES AT BABOON CAY ECO-RESORT?
Yes! We are open to all ages. Just be sure to bring child safe sunscreen and bug repellant for them and keep a close eye on them near the water!
WHERE IS BABOON CAY LOCATED?
Baboon Cay is one of the islands situated in the Pearl Cay's located on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. The Pearl Cay's are a group of about 14 small islands, about 35 kilometers north from Pearl Lagoon.
12.4667°N and 83.3833°W
Traveling to Nicaragua
WHAT IS THE TIME ZONE IN NICARAGUA?
Nicaragua is on Central Standard Time (UTC -6 hrs). However, we do not have daylight savings. That means we have no time change in the summer months.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA?
A valid passport is all that is required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, Russia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, United States, South Africa, and CARICOM member states, as well as nationals of the European Community. Nicaragua requires citizens from certain other countries to have an entry visa.
HOW CAN I PAY MY BILL WHEN I CHECK OUT?
You can pay in Cordoba or US dollars (the island is not equipped to make small change) or by MasterCard and Visa. We do not accept American Express cards or checks.
When on the island, we accept only cash. The only items that will need to be separately payed for are alcoholic drinks.
WHAT IS THE MONETARY EXCHANGE IN NICARAGUA?
1 USD is currently equivalent to 29 Córdobas.
DO I NEED TO BRING NICARAGUAN CORDOBA?
No, the US dollar is accepted almost everywhere. The majority of tourism facilities including hotels, restaurants and shops, in populated areas, accept credit cards. Money can also be exchanged at hotels or on the streets in some places. Street vendors and smaller establishments in remote areas may accept only cash.
DO I NEED ANY SHOTS BEFORE TRAVELING TO NICARAGUA?
For information on travel and health requirements, please visit The World Health Organization webpage, or talk to your local healthcare provider.