Rainy & Dry Seasons
Nicaragua has two main season. The rainy season lasts from mid May until November, with May and October being the wettest. During this time of year expect short daily showers and a lush, green environment. The wet season coincides with the best surfing months in Nicaragua, as this is when swells from the southern hemisphere make their way up to Nicaragua. We highly recommend a 4×4 vehicle if you will be doing any driving during the rainy season in Nicaragua. The dry season coincides with the North American winter, Nicaraguans consider these months to be Summer. The dry season lasts from December until April, with April being the hottest and driest. December and January have historically been the most popular travel months for tourists coming to Nicaragua because rain is very unlikely, the landscape is lush, and temperatures are very pleasant. The dry season can be very dry and also very windy.