Chico Brenes may live in Los Angeles, but Minagua, Nucaragua, is his second home. He fled the country as a child but still has family there, and about six months ago he opened up Central, Nicaragua’s first skate shop. Chico’s regular visits help the thriving skate scene, and he is current lobbying for the city’s first public skatepark. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, bordering Honduras in the north and Costa Rica in the south. The currency is Cordobas and the exchange rate is about 21 Cordobas to one dollar. And Don’t believe everything you hear, Nicaragua is also one of the safest countries in Central America.
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