It is in the heart of Central America, with Honduras in the north and Costa Rica in the south, that beautiful Nicaragua is located. A well-preserved colonial heritage, lush jungles populated by tropical and wild fauna, heavenly beaches, Nicaragua is a destination known for its majestic lake, not far from which is the country's capital, Managa. For the traveller, the country is both a cheap and still very authentic destination, due to the few tourists who venture there. However, its reputation as a dangerous country should be put into perspective: by preparing your trip well, you have absolutely nothing to fear. The Nicaraguan tourist guide is more than recommended in this respect, giving the traveller a wide range of the country's wealth. From the capital we will head towards the fabulous city of Granada and its splendid cathedral, then we will head towards Ometepe and its two volcanoes located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, to then swerve on the Pacific coast, San Juan del Sur being a perfect surf spot... for example! It is quite possible to survey Nicaragua in a thousand other ways. Put your preconceived ideas aside and go for it, Nicaragua is a sublime country!

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When to go to Nicaragua?

When to go to Nicaragua? It is the summer holidays of Europeans (July and August) but also from late December to February (which corresponds to the Christmas holidays and the school holiday season in Nicaragua) that constitute the country's two high tourist seasons. It must be said that the best time to go to Nicaragua is during the dry season, which extends from November to April, when the weather is pleasant and not very rainy, and it can even be very hot in January and February! The period of Semana Santa (Holy Week, just before the Easter weekend) is a time of high attendance and, as during the Nicaraguan summer holidays, hotel rates tend to rise! From May to October, the rainy season is not necessarily unpleasant, showers almost never last more than a few hours, except perhaps from mid-September to the end of October. To the question "when to go to Nicaragua?", the answer is all year round, so October aside

How to go to Nicaragua? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Until recently, Nicaragua was not very touristy, but it is gradually opening up to foreign travellers. Some agencies, generally used to working at the same time with neighbouring countries (Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica), offer turnkey tours combining flight, accommodation, transfers and entrance tickets to the main points of tourist interest.

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To get to Nicaragua by your own means, a plane ticket (from about €700 to €900 per round trip from Europe) is sufficient! It may be wise to plan a little in advance the tour you wish to follow, so that you can book the accommodation accordingly, you will make substantial savings. On the security side, Nicaragua does not have a good reputation and yet it is becoming increasingly safe. Just avoid walking alone at night in Managa and everything will be fine.

Flying is the fastest way to reach the lost corners of the east coast, but the rates are rather high. However, we recommend it to reach Corn Island, San Carlos and Puerto Cabezas. The boat is the king's means of transport in the east of the country, whether it is a ferry or a lancha (a hard motor boat). The bus and taxi will do in town. You can also rent your own vehicle, provided you are familiar with Nicaraguan traffic regulations!

Prepare for your trip Nicaragua

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Nicaragua? It is the summer holidays of Europeans (July and August) but also from late December to Febr...
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Weather forecast

Nicaragua's weather depends on its tropical climate: humid on the Atlantic coast, dry on the Pacific coast, and tempe...
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Budget

Nicaragua is, along with Honduras, the cheapest country in Central America. This should be tempered, however, by the...
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Formalities

You do not need a visa to enter Nicaragua. A passport valid for six months after your arrival is sufficient. You are...
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Health

No vaccination is required to enter Nicaragua, but vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A are recommend...
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How to travel by yourself?

To get to Nicaragua by your own means, a plane ticket (from about €700 to €900 per round trip from Europe) is suf...
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How to get organized?

Until recently, Nicaragua was not very touristy, but it is gradually opening up to foreign travellers. Some agencies,...
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Getting around

Flying is the fastest way to reach the lost corners of the east coast, but the rates are rather high. However, we rec...
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