When is the best time to go to Nicaragua?

When is the best time to go to Nicaragua? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Nicaragua, the weather is good everywhere in February, March and April
  • The best months to go to Managua are January, February, March, April and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Managua are February, March, April and May
  • October is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are El Astillero, El Gigante, Playa Maderas, Playa Popoyo, Pochomil, Sébaco and Waspam, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Bluefields

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Nicaragua
Map of the best times to visit Nicaragua ©whereandwhen.net

Caribbean coast of Nicaragua
Bluefields, Bilwi, Corn Island...

February, March, April and May
83°F to 92°F°C
0 to 22 days
81°F to 85°F
January, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
81°F to 88°F°C
0 to 29 days
81°F to 86°F

Northern Highlands
Esteli, Matagalpa, Ocotal...

January, February, March, April, July, August, November and December
79°F to 92°F°C
0 to 20 days
85°F to 88°F°C
11 to 21 days
June, September and October
79°F to 86°F°C
11 to 26 days

Pacific coast of Nicaragua
Managua, León, San Juan del Sur...

January, February and December
85°F to 97°F°C
0 to 7 days
81°F to 83°F
March, April, May, July and November
83°F to 101°F°C
0 to 23 days
83°F to 86°F
August and October
83°F to 94°F°C
9 to 27 days
85°F to 86°F
June and September
85°F to 92°F°C
10 to 26 days
85°F to 86°F

Rio San Juan
San Juan de Nicaragua, San Carlos, Juigalpa...

January, February, March, April, May and December
81°F to 94°F°C
0 to 21 days
August, September and November
83°F to 88°F°C
6 to 28 days
June, July and October
83°F to 88°F°C
11 to 29 days

Best time to travel to Nicaragua by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Nicaragua

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Nicaragua and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Managua, Bluefields, Esteli, León and Corn Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Nicaragua

Find out when Nicaragua has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Nicaragua

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Nicaragua is high in: January, July and December.

  • Very low season in Nicaragua: March, May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Nicaragua: February, April, August and November.
  • High season in Nicaragua: January.
  • Peak season in Nicaragua: July and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Nicaragua month by month

Average price for flights to Nicaragua

A return flight between Montreal and Managua is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 589 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 269 more for your airline ticket to Managua if you go in december.

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Where to go in Nicaragua?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Corn Island83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F83°F
Ometepe Island86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F
Puerto Cabezas (Bilwi)83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F85°F
San Carlos83°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F83°F
San Juan de Nicaragua81°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F
San Juan del Sur86°F88°F90°F92°F90°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F
Cayos Miskitos83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F83°F
Cayos Perlas83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F83°F
El Almendro83°F85°F86°F90°F88°F85°F83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F
El Astillero86°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F


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Is this weather information for Nicaragua reliable?

Climate data for Nicaragua has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Nicaragua allows us to determine the average for each month in Managua, Bluefields, Esteli, León, Corn Island, Juigalpa, Matagalpa, Ocotal, and 55 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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