Discover the best time to visit Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s dry season runs from November to May, with the highest temperatures felt in April and May. June and July are both great times to travel as the increase in rain brings new life to the flora and fauna and everything begins to blossom. The wet season continues through to October, with August and September averaging one downpour per day, although as with most tropical climates, these are short, sharp and usually dry up quickly. The coastal areas bring the heat with an average daily temperature of 30ºC, whereas the central and mountainous regions are a little cooler.

Nicaragua's climate

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Central Region323234353331303130303130
Atlantic Lowlands303132333331302929282830
Couple on top of the hill in Nicaragua

Pacific Lowlands (Léon, Ometepe, Granada)

Famous for it’s towering volcanoes, colonial cities full of interesting architecture and for being the gateway to Costa Rica, many of our bite-sized trips are situated in the Pacific Lowlands. Temperatures reach their peak in April and May and travelling is most advised in February and March as the chance of rain is low and temperatures are comfortable for sightseeing.

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Hammock swinging between two pillars with mountain background in Nicaragua

Central Region (Matagalpa, Jinotega)

Matagalpa has a beautiful panoramic highway that starts in the city and extends thirty kilometres to the city of Jinotega. Well known for it’s beautiful wildlife, we advise visiting the central region in November and December when the rains have ceased but the forests are in bloom and birds are easy to spot. Coffee harvesting in Matagalpa runs from November to March.

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View across sandy white beach and blue water off Corn Island Nicaragua

Atlantic Lowlands (The Corn Islands)

The Corn Islands are a must see on your Nicaragua trip, boasting crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. The fresh seafood is a big draw for foodies and activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving are offered to travellers. We advise to travel in the dry season (November-May) however if you don’t mind the odd shower you can visit all year round.

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  • Lava aglow in the Masaya volcanoa in Nicaragua
Couple on top of the hill in NicaraguaHoneymoons in Nicaragua
Stroll hand-in-hand down cobbled streets, share a cup of Nicaraguan coffee or relax together on a tropical island.
Honeymoons in Nicaragua
Pigs on the beach in NicaraguaDiscover Nicaragua's Beaches
Choose between the vibrant cocktail bars and surfer hang-outs of the Pacific coast or opt for a Caribbean island with soft white sand and clear azure waters.
Beaches in Nicaragua

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