“Green Season” – A Great Time to Visit Nicaragua

Green season, a period of seasonal rains and lush vegetation, is a great time to travel to Nicaragua. Green season begins mid-May and runs through early November, offering visitors a rich backdrop of incredible flora and fauna throughout the country. Additionally, travelers may find less crowded tourist interest points and special offers on airfare and accommodations. Slightly cooler weather (ranging from 75-88°F [24-31°C]) also allows travelers to enjoy more comfortably the outdoors and variety of activities unique to Nicaragua. Here are a few activities your clients will enjoy during green season:


Hiking in the highlands of Nicaragua is best experienced during green season as the cloud forests are especially lush with vegetation at this time of year. Similar verdant scenery can be enjoyed via hikes up Mombacho Volcano, where hikers will discover unique plants and wildlife including monkeys, sloths and birds.


Nicaragua offers fishing year-round, but from mid-June until the end of August an incredible quantity of migrating tarpon travel up the Rio San Juan all the way to Lake Nicaragua. Fishing can also be enjoyed around the Corn Islands, where the fresh and abundant seafood is a major food source for locals.


From San Juan del Sur in the south up to Chinandega in the north, surfing on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is some of the best worldwide. During green season, the tide, swell and winds create perfect conditions for surfing. Travelers can take lessons at Popoyo Surf Lodge at Playa Guasacate or enjoy complete surfing journeys from TropicSurf at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa.