Masaya, Nicaragua
by Albert Olivé
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Climate & Best time to visit Masaya

Climate in Nicaragua:

Number of rainy days:

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A Apr
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Best time to visit Masaya:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is considered the best time to visit most parts of Nicaragua. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to 90s Fahrenheit (21-32°C). It's ideal for beach vacations, exploring historical sites, and outdoor activities. Rainfall is minimal during this time, offering clear skies and excellent conditions for volcano hikes. However, it's also the high season, so prices for accommodations and tours may be higher, and popular destinations can be crowded.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Nicaragua brings warmer temperatures and increased humidity, along with afternoon rain showers and occasional heavy rain. While the rainfall can be substantial, it usually doesn't last all day. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's a great time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience. The countryside is lush and green during these months.

June to November (Hurricane Season):

  • Nicaragua is in the hurricane-prone region, and the hurricane season runs from June to November, with the peak from August to October. While hurricanes are relatively rare in Nicaragua, there is still a risk, especially on the Caribbean coast. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for possible disruptions, especially if visiting coastal areas during this period.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in surfing, consider visiting the Pacific coast from May to October when the waves are typically larger and more consistent.

Money & Prices

Currency in Nicaragua:

Nicaraguan córdoba (NIO)

How expensive is a trip to Masaya?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
10.12 USD
Fast food meal:
5.95 USD
Mid-range meal:
11.79 USD
Bottle of water:
0.98 USD
Soft drink:
0.99 USD
2.33 USD
Local Beer:
1.37 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.29 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.64 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

Nicaragua general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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