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 April, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Nicaragua
  • 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

Annual weather in Nicaragua

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Nicaragua for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 58°F to 95°F
0 to 20 days*
February 58°F to 97°F
0 to 16 days*
March 59°F to 101°F
0 to 12 days*
April 63°F to 101°F
1 to 10 days*
May 65°F to 95°F
7 to 22 days*
June 65°F to 92°F
10 to 28 days*
July 63°F to 94°F
4 to 29 days*
August 63°F to 94°F
9 to 28 days*
September 63°F to 92°F
11 to 28 days*
October 61°F to 92°F
11 to 28 days*
November 59°F to 92°F
1 to 25 days*
December 59°F to 94°F
0 to 23 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Nicaragua by cities

Chargement en cours


The best months to go to Managua are january, february, march, april and december.



The best months to go to Bluefields are march and april.



The best months to go to Esteli are january, february, march, april, july, november and december.

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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 Bilwi, 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: January, February, March, April, May, June, September and October. The number of visitors to Nicaragua is high in: July, August, November and December.

  • Very low season in Nicaragua: May, June, September and October.
  • Low season in Nicaragua: January, February, March and April.
  • High season in Nicaragua: July, August and November.
  • Peak season in Nicaragua: 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 ($ 676 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 403 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
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, Bilwi, Corn Island, Juigalpa, Matagalpa, and 55 other cities.

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

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