Masaya, Nicaragua: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Masaya, Nicaragua? If you're planning to go to Masaya, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Masaya, Nicaragua

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

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

January

If you go to Masaya in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you vacation in Masaya during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

March

March in Masaya can be very 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

April

Traveling to Masaya in April, you will notice that it is really hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

May

May in this region is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

June

June in Masaya is extremely hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you visit Masaya during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

August

If you are traveling to Masaya in August, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

September

If you vacation in Masaya during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, very rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Masaya can be sweltering and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

December

If you visit Masaya during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Masaya, Nicaragua

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Masaya
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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