Why to Visit Nicaragua in The Wet Season

Nicaragua lies just above the equator, making it a subequatorial country. This means you won't find the usual four distinct seasons here. Our year is split into just two seasons; wet and dry.

Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua

Peak tourism is during the dry season from January to April. If you've been in Nicaragua during this time of year, you know just how sweltering the heat can be. We want to share our tip to beating the heat and getting a great deal on flights- visit us in the off season!

Ometepe Nicaragua

Tourism slows down during the wet months of May through December, so we are just about to begin this "off season"! This means fewer people, refreshing afternoon rain storms and fresh green growth. It's the most beautiful time of the year here in Nicaragua in our opinion, simply because of the lush quality the jungle takes on.


The entire country begins to blossom with vibrant colored flowers, especially in Ometepe. And for the advanced surfers out there, the wet season is considered the best time to surf, with more predictable winds and larger waves. We suggest Popoyo. And for those who prefer no rain, the downpours only last a short period of time and are absolutely awe inspiring. Sometimes the rain is only at night, too, making for a peaceful soundscape and incredible lightening show

Popoyo Nicaragua

We also want to mention that prices for lodging, surfing, and excursions are often at a reduced rate in the off season. Conveniently, our wet season coincides with summer in the northern hemisphere, making it a perfect time for summer vacation. . And for those who prefer no rain, the downpours only last a short period of time and are absolutely awe inspiring. Sometimes the rain is only at night, too, making for a peaceful soundscape and incrediblightening show.