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Top places to visit in Nicaragua

Cheap flights to Nicaragua from $91 One Way, $234 Round Trip

$234 return flights and $91 one-way flights to Nicaragua were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Deals For This Weekend's Flights

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
JFK Managua May 21 - May 30 $680
LAX Managua May 21 - Jun 4 $709
SFO Managua May 22 - Jun 4 $938
FLL Managua May 21 - May 29 $1,014
BOS Managua May 23 - Jun 24 $1,042
MIA Managua May 22 - May 28 $1,299
PTY Managua May 21 - Jun 5 $1,312
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Why You Should Fly to Nicaragua

Stretching from the Pacific in the west to the Caribbean in the east, and taking in jungles, lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an historic city break, an adventure holiday or a relaxing beach escape, you’ll find something that suits you perfectly in this welcoming and vibrant country.


When to Book Flights to Nicaragua

Although temperatures in Nicaragua hover in the mid 80s throughout the year, the summer months constitute the country’s rainy season. From May to November, heavy downpours are common and the humidity is generally high. Although it can limit your time on the beach, traveling during the rainy season can be a great way to secure cheap flights to Nicaragua.

If you want to spend your days relaxing in the tropical sun, book your flights to Nicaragua between November and April. During the dry season, heavy rain is rare and you’ll be able to enjoy blue skies and toasty temperatures.


How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Nicaragua

You can find the cheapest day to fly to Nicaragua by clicking the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the Orbitz results page. This will reveal prices for flights to Nicaragua for the days either side of your selected dates.

As different airlines focus on different airports, it’s often possible to save money on airfares to Nicaragua by changing your departure point. Find out which airports are within easy reach by clicking the ‘Nearby airports’ link on the results page.

You can arrange your results by price, duration, airline and number of stops using the filters on the left of the page.


Main Airports in Nicaragua

  • Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)

Serving Managua, the country’s capital, Augusto C. Sandino International is the busiest airport in Nicaragua and the fifth busiest in Central America. The airport offers a small choice of domestic flights as well as direct services to destinations in Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Mexico and the US. The easiest way to continue your journey from Augusto C. Sandino International is by private transfer, however taxis and buses are also available at the terminal.

  • Puerto Cabezas Airport (PUZ)

Located in the northeast of the country, Puerto Cabezas Airport, also known as Bilwi, is a convenient entry point for travelers who want to explore this remote corner of Nicaragua. The only flights that depart from the airport are bound for domestic destinations with Managua and Bluefields the two most popular.

  • Bluefields International Airport(BEF)

The busiest airport on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, Bluefields International offers regular domestic services to Managua, Puerto Cabezas and the Corn Islands. Expansion plans mean that the airport may soon offer a wider choice of services to both domestic and international destinations.


Which Airlines Fly to Nicaragua?

A number of airlines offer direct services between the US and Nicaragua.

These include:

  • Spirit Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Air Lines
  • Avianca

How to Get Around Nicaragua

Traveling around the Pacific side of Nicaragua is cheap and easy. Converted US school buses, known as ‘chicken buses’, link pretty much all towns, cities and villages and services are cheap and regular.

Taxis are available in most cities and some private shuttles operate between popular destinations.

The easiest way to travel to the country’s Caribbean coast is by plane. Regular flights depart from Managua for destinations in the east.


Places to Visit in Nicaragua

Ometepe

Located in the center of the colossal Lake Managua, Ometepe is an island made up of two volcanoes, one active, one dormant. Sleepy villages dot the island’s shoreline and there are a number of spots where you can go for a swim. If you’re feeling energetic, you can climb one of the towering volcanoes and enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.

Leon

The famously rebellious city of Leon is a great destination for anyone interested in Nicaragua’s food, culture and history. The city is also home to one of Nicaragua’s most unique activities: volcano boarding. Organized by a local hostel, it offers participants the chances to hurtle down the side of an active volcano on a specially made surfboard.

Granada

The most beautiful city in Nicaragua, Granada is packed full of colonial-era buildings and picturesque streets. Visit the city’s colorful 18th century cathedral, go kayaking through the islets that dot the nearby lake or go swimming in the crater of the nearby Apoyo volcano.

Bluefields

The Caribbean side of Nicaragua is completely different to the country’s Pacific coast. You’re much more likely to hear English spoken and most towns and villages have a distinct laid-back Caribbean feel. Bluefields is one of the main towns on this side of the country and is a good place to base yourself if you want to explore the east of Nicaragua.


Tips and Tricks for Traveling in Nicaragua

US passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Nicaragua.

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