I learned a lesson today!
I thought I would be smart and go ahead and exchange $500 US while I was still here ahead of my trip so I wouldn't have to worry about. I called Wells Fargo and told them that I wanted 500 worth of Cordobas and they said they would call when it was in. So today they called and I headed right down there to exchange my money. My first red flag was when the lady comes walking back to the front with a huge bundle of cash. The reason was because they had received two 500's, one 200, one 100 bill, and the remainder 50's, 20's, and 10's. And here's the best part, they gave me an exchange rate of 18.52. I promptly said the current exchange rate is around 23.7. They said that was some other type of rate. Now here is the worst part, I took the money and left for some stupid reason, I guess to run home and double check the rate which I already knew. I did ask them if they would exchange it back and they said they would so I guess they will see my scowling face again tomorrow.
So now I need some help. My first night I am staying at the Don Quijote motel in Managua. Can anyone suggest a good place to exchange money around there and around what the rate is? If your not familiar it's around Barrio Santa Rosa and Barrio Nueva Libia.