There are shopping malls in Nicaragua, but they are not very big shopping malls like the ones in the US. You will only find big malls in Managua. In Managua, we have four big malls, which have movie theaters, and restaurants. Then in other places like in Granada, or San Juan Del Sur, there are small stores where you can go and find things that you might like. They have supermarkets, but you will not find any movie theaters there.
If you lived in San Juan Del Sur and Granada and you wanted to go to a big mall, you have to come to Managua. Managua from San Juan Del Sur is 2 hours and from Granada it is 45 minutes.
Malls in Nicaragua are different from the malls in the US because they are without air-conditioning, but when you walk it is an open mall. The only air-conditioning that you will find is in the stores. Normally, malls here have one or two floors. It is not like in the US where you find malls with three or four floors. There is a food court and the cinemas, which are similar to the malls in the US, but the stores are not as many as the stores you will find in an American mall. If you need anything, however, you will still find it here.
We also have the same brands. You might not find the very famous brands, but you will find the more common brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Nike, Benetton, Zara, etc.
(Mall in Managua, Nicaragua with theater, pictured.)