When To Go
The coast has a typical tropical climate with high temperatures all year round May - Nov is rainy season, but rain is usually restricted to short tropical showers and the foliage is beautifully verdant. The coastal forest dries out in the dry season; in Dec/Jan it is still green but there is little rain. The sunniest and driest months are Feb - Apr. Easter and Christmas holidays are very busy. Hurricanes possible Jun - Nov.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
Getting Local Currency
Córdoba. Notes can be obtained from exchange houses and also from banks which will supply advances on a debit or credit card. There are ATMs in large towns where you can use a UK credit or debit card. You may have to ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts may be limited. Obtain your local currency needs before travelling to the coast.
GMT -6 hours.
A stay on laid-back, but Latin, Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua; a visit to colonial Granada on the shores of the lake; a boat adventure down the tropical San Juan river near the frontier with Costa Rica; a stay on the tranquil historically and culturally fascinating islands of Solentiname in the southern part of Lake Nicaragua.
It’s a 3 hour drive from Managua to San Juan del Sur.
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