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Best time to visit Nicaragua

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The best time to visit Nicaragua is December-April

Nicaragua is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, December-April is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Managua climbs to around 35℃ (94℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 36℃ (98℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 20℃ (68℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Nicaragua, and you can see more in the handy table below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Nicaragua during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Nicaragua falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

For more information about when to travel to Nicaragua, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Nicaragua seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Nicaragua is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Nicaragua

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ManaguaDecember-April
31℃
22℃
33℃
22℃
34℃
23℃
35℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
31℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
San Juan Del SurJanuary-April
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Nicaragua is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Nicaragua:

The warmest month of the year in Managua, one of the most popular places to visit in Nicaragua, is April.
The driest month of the year in Managua, Nicaragua, is usually around January each year.

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