Nicaragua Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Nicaragua are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Nicaragua.

U.S. Embassy in Managua
Kilometer 5 1/2 (5.5) Carretera Sur, in Managua, Nicaragua
Phone: (505) 2252-7100
Fax: (505) 2252-7250

U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 2252-7104
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 2252-7100 or 8768-7100
Outside of Nicaragua: 011 505 2252-7104; 011 505 2252-7100; 011 505 8768-7100


Nicaragua’s average temperature is 80° F, with humidity averaging at 65%. Mid-May through mid-November is the green, rainier season, when rainfall is generally short, but strong. During the night longer rain showers are common throughout the green season. The best time to visit Nicaragua is between the dry season months of June and January, because the hottest time of year is the end of the dry season. However, if visiting the San Juan River and Selentiname rain forest area, it is better to visit between December and March, or July and August.

Calling Internationally:

To call Nicaragua from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Nicaragua’s country code, 505; and then the city code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Nicaragua is 120 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Nicaragua with a device that does not accept 120 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Nicaragua generally accept a plug with two parallel flat pins. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for Nicaragua Trips:

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