The best times to visit San Juan del Sur for ideal weather are

January 1st to December 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other San Juan del Sur Travel Info

Weather in San Juan del Sur

Temperature

Average temperatures in San Juan del Sur vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit San Juan del Sur, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 91°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.4°F (26.9°C) at night.

San Juan del Sur Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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San Juan del Sur Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

San Juan del Sur Perceived Temperature (F)

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San Juan del Sur Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average San Juan del Sur Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan85.481.775.9
Feb86.682.876.5
Mar88.684.277.3
Apr90.486.379.3
May89.985.779
Jun87.383.777.9
Jul86.68377.5
Aug87.483.577.3
Sep87.283.477
Oct8682.576.6
Nov85.382.276.7
Dec8581.776.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan29.727.624.4
Feb30.328.224.7
Mar31.42925.2
Apr32.430.226.3
May32.229.826.1
Jun30.728.725.5
Jul30.328.325.3
Aug30.828.625.2
Sep30.728.625
Oct3028.124.8
Nov29.627.924.8
Dec29.427.624.5

 


 
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in San Juan del Sur.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in San Juan del Sur (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul1%00.1
Aug1%00.1
Sep0%00
Oct0%00
Nov0%00
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May000
Jun000
Jul100.3
Aug100.3
Sep000
Oct000
Nov000
Dec000
–>

 

Humidity and Wind

San Juan del Sur has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (73.7%).

Wind in San Juan del Sur is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and February. March’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in San Juan del Sur.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.2Gentle breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Feb8.2Gentle breeze11Significant breeze
Mar8.3Gentle breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Apr7Gentle breeze9.5Gentle breeze
May5.5Light breeze8.3Gentle breeze
Jun4.4Light breeze7.4Gentle breeze
Jul5.3Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Aug4.2Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze
Sep3.4Barely noticeable6.5Gentle breeze
Oct3Barely noticeable6.3Light breeze
Nov5Light breeze7.9Gentle breeze
Dec6.8Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan62.9%
Feb59.1%
Mar55.8%
Apr55.7%
May61.1%
Jun71.3%
Jul72.4%
Aug71.2%
Sep72.2%
Oct73.7%
Nov67.9%
Dec65.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to San Juan del Sur?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Nicaragua; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is May, followed by December and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit San Juan del Sur in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 28.8 in October means 28.8% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall San Juan del Sur Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in San Juan del Sur, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in San Juan del Sur to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C). These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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