Information & Facts
Managua enjoys a tropical climate with year-round temperatures
averaging between 80F (28C) and 90F (32). From late November
through to early February the climate in Managua tends to be warm
and dry. March through to the end of April Managua's weather is hot
and humid but the city tends to enjoy its wet and rainy season from
May to October with May, June and October being the wettest months.
Visitors to Managua should plan their vacation for the November and
December periods as the weather is warm and there isn't too much
rainfall during these months. Travelling to Managua during March
and April is not advisable as temperatures soar and the humidity is
The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Some
communities on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages.
English is understood at some tourist destinations.
The currency is named the Córdoba but commonly referred to as
the peso. American dollars can also be used for common
transactions. Bills must be in good shape to be accepted and
damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. Only some banks will
exchange travellers cheques. All major cities have ATMs and most
hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.
Local time is GMT/UCT -6.