Submitted by Mike on Wed, 2012/02/08 - 19:34.
When changing dollars to cordobas, there is quite a spread on the exchange rates depending on where you change the money.
I have found that higher-end retailers such as the La Colonia supermarket chain and Lugo's hardware in Managua always give me the best rate.
Next to that are mid-range retailers, such as Curacao and Gallo más Gallo (and here in Jinotepe, supermarcado Santiago).
Pali and La Union supermarkets are last in line in terms of rates from retailers (no surprise).