Nicaragua HOLIDAYS

Nicaragua is the largest yet least travelled country in Central America making it an ideal place for a holiday or a honeymoon in Nicaragua. An extraordinary landscape of volcanoes dominates the centre of the country where the rival cities of Leon and Granada are a beautiful reminder of its colonial times. Further east, the Mosquito Coast and Caribbean region remains wild and untamed – great for nature lovers.

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ISLANDS

The Corn Islands off the north east coast are difficult to get to and have unpredictable flights, but the journey is worthwhile. Pristine beaches sit amongst swinging palm trees in what is an extremely laid back part of the world.

COLONIAL TOWNS

Nicaragua has two of the most stunning colonial towns in Central America; Granada and Leon. Granada’s setting is unrivaled, as she sits on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. Leon is more of a student town, so has a different vibe, but still have incredible colonial architecture throughout

WILDLIFE

Although seeing wildlife is not immediately thought of when you think of Nicaragua, it does seem to be most places. Migrating birds rest here on their journeys north and south, sloths can be seen in distant tress and expect the occasional cheeky monkey to appear as well

REMOTE JUNGLE

One of the greatest journeys in Central America is taking a motorised canoe down the Rio San Juan. The river is surrounded by primary and secondary rainforest and forms the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica and the 7 hour journey to the mouth of the Caribbean Sea has just one small town en-route.

BEACHES

Both the Corn Islands and San Juan del Sur offer places to get the sand between your toes and rest. San Juan del Sur is more easily accessible and has numerous perfectly formed Pacific beaches as well as one of the most unique hotels on the isthmus.

VOLCANOES

Nicaragua is a land of volcanoes. Some are covered in black sand (near Leon) which you can climb and surf down, whilst others are located in the middle of a lake (Lake Ometepe) and is draped in jungle. Both are excellent for walking and offer superb views from the top

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when to go to Nicaragua

SELECT THE MONTH YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C
December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C
December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C
December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C
December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C
In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

In Nicaragua the very distinctive rainy season is from June to November, when you can expect torrential downpours that can go on for days. During these months parts of the country can become inaccessible.

 

In both July and August the rain can be half that of June and September giving you another small window in which to visit and you may experience the odd heavy shower in November.  Honduras can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season which officially runs from the 1st June to the 30th November.

 

This is also the hurricane season and a time to avoid.

December to May are the countries driest months, although from the middle of May onwards you can expect the odd heavy downpour.  It is unquestionably the best time to visit Nicaragua and expect daytime temperatures to regularly reach 30 C

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AN OVERVIEW OF Nicaragua

It is an ideal destination for those that seek authentic Central American character and something truly different. This is Central America at its rawest and purest and if pack a sense of humour and patience you will discover a vibrant, lively and fascinating country.

Granada and Masaya
The beautifully preserved Spanish colonial city of Granada lies on the shores of Lake Nicaragua in the shadow of Mombacho volcano.  In the nearby highlands, Masaya is an artisan village and the best place to see local handicrafts that Nicaragua is renowned for, especially hammocks, woodcarvings and ceramics.

Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island and Rio San Juan
Lake Nicaragua is so big the locals call it a sea.  The picture perfect volcanic island of Ometepe rises from the lake; a great place to see everyday scenes of Nicaraguan rural life along with excellent walks, forest reserves, pre-Columbian remains and stunning views.  On its southern shores is Rio San Juan, the lake’s outlet to the Caribbean, which is a remote 170km stretch of river with unrivalled wildlife opportunities.

The Corn Islands
These unspoilt, idyllic Caribbean islands are a barefoot paradise.  The two islands are small enough to get around easily and ideal for beach combing, swimming, snorkelling, diving or just plain relaxing!

San Juan del Sur
Sitting on the tranquil Pacific coast, San Juan del Sur combines coastal jungle with wonderful beaches and the opportunity to see the Turtle breeding grounds of La Flor.

Leon and the Northern Highlands
Leon has long competed with Granada as the finest city and was once the capital.  Its colonial facades and beautiful plazas are within easy reach of Cerro Negro volcano and small beach towns on the Pacific coast.  Further north in Matagalpa the highlands offer unique hiking opportunities through pristine cloud forest.

WHEN TO VISIT NICARAGUA:

Dry Season – December to April
Rainy Season – May to November (this season seems to bring dry mornings with afternoon rain, which is especially pronounced on the Pacific coast)

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