Managua, Nicaragua: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Managua, Nicaragua? If you're planning to go to Managua, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Managua, Nicaragua

Based on the climate and weather in Managua, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Managua, Nicaragua

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Managua, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Managua, Nicaragua by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region is constantly hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

February

If you are traveling to Managua in February, you will notice that it is really hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

March

March for Managua can be sweltering, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

April

April here is really hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

May

May is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

June

June is extremely hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

July

If you go to Managua in July, you will notice that it is really hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

August

August in this region is really hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

September

If you go to Managua in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

October

In October, Managua is extremely hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Managua, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

November

If you vacation in Managua during November, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

December

December can be sweltering and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to check out the lovely Old Cathedral of Managua, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque Loma de Tiscapa, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

Activities for Managua, Nicaragua

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Managua.

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