Nicaragua April 1-11 - OK time to go?

Old Feb 2nd, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Nicaragua April 1-11 - OK time to go?

This time works well because I can get a cheap airfare, the time off from work is suitable, and I also would be going over Good Friday and Easter.

However, I've read that Nicaragua is hot and dry during this time in April, and it might not be a good time to go.

Is it still worth going considering the situation?
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Old Feb 2nd, 2015, 12:28 PM
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The caveats:

1) April is BEASTLY hot and dry.

2) Everyone is traveling over Holy Week (Semana Santa). Accommodation and transportation are at a premium, both in terms of space and price.

3) Very little will be open April 2-5.

The upside is that once Easter is over, things calm down greatly and get back to normal, and you would have a nice week there. Still very hot.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2015, 12:40 PM
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Thanks Jeff! I'll be landing April 2, because of the roundabout journey.

I checked for Granada (although I'm not necessarily sure I would stay there April 2-5), and there is accommodation at both the hostel and 3* level right now, so I might book something quickly as a backup.
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Granada will have interesting Good Friday processions. From a cultural perspective, it would be a nice place to spend that first weekend.

You mention a hostel. Make sure wherever you stay has a/c. You will need it. Drink plenty of water, use sunscreen, wear a hat with a brim, and try to do your sightseeing in the morning or latter part of the afternoon. It's very hot, but it's doable.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 07:28 PM
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Thanks Jeff. I've bought my ticket. Would it be better to see Good Friday and Easter in Leon or in Granada?
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Leon has the biggest processions in the country. I only mentioned Granada because I thought that's where you were going to be. It'll be easier to get to Granada if you're arriving on Apr. 2.
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The aquatic stations of the cross in the Islets of Granada sounds interesting.
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Old Apr 12th, 2015, 11:49 PM
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I missed the aquatic stations of the cross, as that was on Wednesday, March 30. However, I had a fantastic time in Granada and surroundings, rural countryside near Diriamba, Matagalpa and surroundings, and Leon. Even when Leon was 99 degrees. I highly recommend Nicaragua.
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