Can I use dollars in Nicaragua?

The answer is Yes, you can pay in many places such as restaurants, hotels and business services in dollars. In some small places, it is better that you use córdobas, such as in taxi services, and in small popular stores in the neighborhoods.

You can very easily pay with 5, 10 or 20 dollar bills. In some places, even big box stores like Walmart or Pricesmart may not take $50 or $100 bills.