Best time to visit Nicaragua

Updated: 07th March 2018

Granada skyline in Nicaragua - Best time to visit - On The Go Tours
Sightseeing in Granada is best enjoyed during the dry season

Seasons and Weather

Nicaragua enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons - the wet and the dry. Generally speaking the dry season runs from November to May bringing with it hot and humid temperatures. This is the best time to visit with plenty of outdoor activities available and is great for beach holidays along the coast. The rainy season runs between June and October, washing out roads and making travel around the country more difficult. For this reason it is Nicaragua's low season.

The highlands tend to be a lot cooler in temperature and November is a great time for trekking in these regions as the the rains bring lots of greenery. This is the shoulder tourist season in Nicaragua. The high season is between December and April with services at a premium.

Climate | Managua

Temp Min °C202122232323222222222120
Temp Max °C313234343431313131313131
Rainfall (mm)515576296134130182243595

See Also

For more information to help plan your visit to Nicaragua check out our handy Travel Guide resources below:

Best Places to Visit - what to see and where to go in Nicaragua
Top Travel Tips - vaccinations, tipping, currency and more