The best time to visit Nicaragua is December-April
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.
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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:
|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.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|San Juan Del Sur||January-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℃|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Nicaragua: