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

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

When to go to San Carlos, Nicaragua

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

What to wear/what to pack for San Carlos, Nicaragua by month

January

If you are traveling to San Carlos in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in San Carlos is consistently hot and very rainy. 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:

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

March

If you vacation in San Carlos during March, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in San Carlos during April, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

May

In May, San Carlos can be very hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for San Carlos, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in San Carlos is constantly hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to San Carlos in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in San Carlos during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and extremely rainy. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in San Carlos during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in San Carlos can be very hot and extremely rainy. 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:

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

November

If you vacation in San Carlos during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very rainy. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for San Carlos, Nicaragua

Here are some general tips on what to wear in San Carlos, 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 San Carlos

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