Nicaragua has two distinct seasons: the dry summer (verano) and the wet winter (invierno). Summer (Dec–April) can be extremely hot and often uncomfortably dry, but it’s usually regarded as the best time to visit. Fewer travellers come in the rainy season (May–Nov) – which alone could be a reason for choosing to put up with the daily downpour. On the Pacific coast, rain often falls in the afternoons from May to November, although the mornings are generally dry. The central mountain region has a cooler climate with sporadic rainfall all year, while the Atlantic coast is wet, hot and humid year-round, with September and October the height of the tropical storm season.

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Nicaragua's tourism revolution: this is the year to visit

Nicaragua's tourism revolution: this is the year to visit

Nicaragua is fast becoming the must-visit Central American nation. Sarah Gilbert tells us why you need to explore this fascinating country before the crowds and…

18 Aug 2015 • Sarah Gilbert insert_drive_file Article
Great journeys – as chosen by you

Great journeys – as chosen by you

A bus ride through the Ladakh Range, India Whether you love travelling by planes, trains or automobiles, we all have fond memories of at least one particular j…

04 Sep 2014 • Lottie Gross camera_alt Gallery
The travel bucket list

The travel bucket list

If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel expert…

08 Feb 2013 • Tim Chester insert_drive_file Article
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