Best Time to Visit Nicaragua

Best Time to Visit Nicaragua

With the exception of the last month of the dry season (usually mid-April to mid-May) when the land dries up and the air is full of dust, there isn’t a really bad time to visit. The most comfortable time to visit the Pacific or central regions is at the beginning of the dry season (December and January), when temperatures are lower and the vegetation is still green.
Most Nicaraguans spend the Holy Week of Semana Santa (around Easter) on the beach, all available rooms are booked weeks or even months in advance.

Nicaragua – entry requirements

According to andyeducation, passport is generally required for traveling to Nicaragua. Of thepassport(or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry. A return or onward ticket is required for entry by plane.

For tourist trips of up to 90 days, citizens of EU countries as well as Switzerland and theTurkey no visa.

Business travelers are required to have a visa in Nicaragua.

Tourist Card
When entering Nicaragua, visitors must purchase a Tourist Card (cost US $ 10 + US $ 2 entry fee) that is for onestayis valid for 90 days. However, the prerequisites for this are valid documents for the return or onward journey.

Extension of the stay

The maximum length of stay in Nicaragua without a visa is 3 months. Should you need an extension, you can apply for one at the Nicaraguan Immigration Service. The documents required for this depend on the individual case. As a rule, at least the following documents are required: birth certificate, certificate of good conduct from the last country of residence in a legalized form with a Spanish translation and a deposit equal to the cost of a return flight ticket (around 1,000 US dollars).


Business visa : completed application form – passport, at least one blank page, valid for at least 6 months on arrival – reference letter from the sending company with a precise description of the activity, position and area of ​​responsibility of the traveler in Nicaragua, confirmation of continued employment in Germany, naming of the business partner in Nicaragua (with address), details of the traveller’s place of residence in Nicaragua (e.g. hotel address) and declaration of assumption of costs for travel and maintenance for the stay in Nicaragua – invitation of the business partner from Nicaragua (the name of the traveler is required here)

Visitors who require a visa who have the necessary onward travel documents, will continue their flight on the next connecting flight and do not leave the transit area, do not need a visa. However, this does not apply to all countries. in this case a transit visa is required. For more information, please contact the responsible diplomatic mission of El Salvador.

Entry with children
Every child needs their own travel document. The same visa requirements apply to accompanying children as to their parents. This means that children’s travel documents must also be valid for at least 6 months when they enter.

Children who are not traveling with both parents in Nicaragua should avoid possible difficulties by having with them a notarized and translated into Spanish permission from the legal guardian (s) who are not traveling with them. Single parents are advised to have proof of custody with them in Nicaragua.

Germany: German child ID with photo or your own passport. Child ID cards are no longer issued in Germany, existing child ID cards remain valid until the expiry date. It is recommended to have a photo attached to the child ID card even for children under 10 years of age.

Austria: Children need their own passport.

Switzerland: A separate passport is required for children.

Residence permit
Applications for a residence permit for El Salvador can be sent to the Ministry of the Interior, Centro de Gobierno in San Salvador.


You can find detailed information on recommended and required vaccinations for traveling in Nicaragua in the chapter Nicaragua – Health and Diseases.

Departure fee

When leaving Nicaragua there is an aure travel fee of 2 US dollars.

Health and Diseases in Nicaragua

Vaccination protection

Compulsory vaccinations are not required for travelers from Germany. However, the Federal Foreign Office provides vaccinations against hepatitis A, polio, diphtheria andtetanus Recommended for longer stays in Nicaragua also vaccinations against hepatitis B and typhus, possibly also against rabies.


There is a medium risk of malaria in the rural regions of Nicaragua, on the Atlantic coast and in swamp areas.

There are various prescription drugs on the market for malaria prophylaxis (for example Doxycycline, Malarone or Lariam). An experienced tropical or travel doctor can advise you on the choice of medication, their intolerance and side effects and personal adjustment.


Dengue virus infections transmitted by diurnal mosquitoes are relatively common across the country (including Managua). Consistent mosquito protection (mosquito nets, mosquito repellants) is essentialrecommended.


Leptospirosis epidemics are at risk in Nicaagua.


Exercise caution with drinking water, fresh vegetables and ice cream.

In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:

A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.

Nicaragua – important addresses

Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism : Hotel Crowne Plaza,

1 c Sur, 1 c Oeste, Managua, Nicaragua
Telephone: 254 5191

Tourist Office for Central America : Severinstrasse 10 – 12,

50678 Cologne
Telephone: (0221) 931 1093, Fax: (0221) 310 1843
However, the tourist office does not answer any personal or telephone inquiries.

Embassy of Nicaragua in Germany : Mrs. Karla Luzette Beteta Brenes (Chargé d’affaires ai) Envoy-Counselor,

Joachim-Karnatz-Allee 45, 2nd floor, 10557 Berlin
Phone: (030) 206 4380, Fax: (030) 2248 7891
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Embassy of Nicaragua in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland.

Nicaragua maintains honorary consulates in Hamburg (phone: (040) 817577/367105, email:, Frankfurt / M (phone: (069) 6860 8931), Potsdam (phone: (0331) 5813 9999) and Munich (phone: (089) 2554 2530).

Embassy of Nicaragua in Austria : Ebendorferstrasse 10/3/12,

1010 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 403 1838/39, Fax: (01) 403 2752
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Embassy of Germany in Nicaragua : Dr. Betina Kern, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Bolonia, de la Rotonda El Güegüense 1 1/2 c. al lago, contiguo a la Optica Nicaragüense
Postal address: Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania, Apartado Postal 29, Managua, Nicaragua.
Telephone: (00505) 266 3917, 266 3918, 266 7500, 266 7944, Fax: (00505) 266 7667

Cooperation Office SDC Switzerland in Nicaragua: Clinica Las Palmas,

1 c. abajo, mano izquierda Sucursal Douglas Mejía, NI-Managua
Postal address: Apartado Postal RP-34, NI-Managua
Telephone: 266 7328, Fax: 266 6697

Best Time to Visit Nicaragua