Nicaragua Travel Guide

Tucked away in Central America, Nicaragua is blessed with an abundance of pristine beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes, and stunning natural wonders for travellers to get lost amongst. You might be craving outdoor adventures or have your sights set on the colonial architecture. Regardless of your travel plans, there is an adventure for everyone. It’s time to awaken your senses in Nicaragua. 

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When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    December to April

    Nicaragua has two distinct seasons: summer and winter, with the summer being incredibly hot and dry and this is known to be the high season from December through April. As one might expect, the high season is usually regarded as the best time to visit. Average temperatures during this time reach 32°C in most parts of the country and rarely fall below 21°C. Travellers should be wary of the mini-peaks that occur during Christmas, New Year and Easter in addition to the usual peak season. This is when locals head to the beach and hotels are at maximum capacity, so it is best to book ahead where possible.

  2. Low Season

    May to October

    There’s no denying that the months of May to October are defined as the low season due to heavier rainfall, however, it’s no reason to skip Nicaragua altogether during this time. It must be noted that the Pacific area is certainly drier than the Carribean areas, so depending on your activities you might find some restrictions on what you want to do, however if heavier rainfall doesn’t bother you or cause any major issues to your plans, you will enjoy lower prices and smaller crowds by travelling through this time. As for temperature, the average will be similar to the peak season (30°C in some parts and is unlikely to fall below 20°C). 

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