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Car hires in Nicaragua

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Managua, Nicaragua
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Managua, Nicaragua
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Car hire insight and trends in Nicaragua

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Nicaragua?

FlexWays is the most affordable car hire agency in Nicaragua, with prices found for as low as £33 per day in some areas of the country. Comparatively, the average price to rent a car in Nicaragua is £39 per day.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Nicaragua?

At the moment, the most popular car hire company in Nicaragua is Alamo. 26 users have given Alamo an average review score of 7.3 out of 10 for their customer service and high-quality rental cars. In the past month, 44% of users selected Alamo for their car hire while visiting Nicaragua.

What car hire company in Nicaragua has the most locations?

Avis is the car hire company in Nicaragua that currently has the most locations. With 13 car hire centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Avis tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Nicaragua. Managua, for example, has 7 Avis locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Nicaragua?

A Full-size is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Nicaragua. According to our data, 64% of our users preferred a Full-size over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Full-size in Nicaragua, you can expect to pay £44 per day on average.

Best deals found for Nicaragua car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Nicaragua
Peugeot 208
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£28/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Peugeot 208
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£29/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Volkswagen Polo
Mini Hatch
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£30/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Mini Hatch
Audi A1
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£33/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Audi A1
Ford Kuga
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£67/day

29 Mar - 6 Apr
Ford Kuga
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£70/day

29 Mar - 6 Apr
Volkswagen T-Cross
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£70/day

29 Mar - 6 Apr
Volkswagen T-Cross
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£76/day

29 Mar - 6 Apr
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan X-Trail
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£76/day

29 Mar - 6 Apr
Nissan X-Trail

Nicaragua car hire information

Does Nicaragua have any unique traffic laws?

If you are planning a road trip around Nicaragua with your car hire, you should know about some of the traffic laws in the area. In Nicaragua, you will drive on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit in urban areas is 30 mph, in rural areas, it is 40 mph, and on the motorway, it is 60 mph. It is required that if you are sitting in the front seats of the car that you wear a seat belt while driving. However, by law, it is not required to wear your seat belt if you're sitting in the rear seats. Nicaragua's drinking and driving limit is 0,05%, so it's best not to drive rental cars after you've had a drink. Car rental companies offer vehicles with hands-free controls if you want to answer calls while driving. When it comes to child safety, a child under the age of 12 cannot sit in the front seat of the car, and if they are under four, they should be in a child seat. Car hire in Nicaragua can organise child seats for you.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for renting a car in Nicaragua?

To rent a car in Nicaragua, you will need your in-date driver's licence, your passport, an international drivers permit and insurance. If you have a driver's licence from Central or South America, it is not required for you to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). In Nicaragua, rental cars require that you have at least third party insurance. However, it is advised that you get good car rental insurance. Car hire in Nicaragua requires that you are at least 21 years old. However, if you are under the age of 25, you will need to pay for additional insurance. This insurance is required because of the lack of driving experience that a young driver has.

Which areas of Nicaragua have the most traffic?

Nicaragua is not a very busy country in terms of traffic unless you travel through Nicaragua's capital city, Managua. The traffic there is worse during the early morning and early evening. It is also good to know that if you are driving at night within the capital, you need to watch out for people and animals on the roads. Many of the roads throughout the country are not paved but gravel roads. If you plan on going off-road during your stay in Nicaragua, you may want to find rental cars that are best suited for this form of travel, such as a 4x4. The roads within the country are generally alright. However, many have potholes and are not re-paved regularly. A good tip is to always be vigilant on the road when you are driving through Nicaragua.

What are the best scenic roads in Nicaragua?

Nicaragua has a great selection of scenic roads that you can enjoy during your stay. You can take a lovely scenic road to the Laguna de Apoyo on the Pan-American Highway. This is between Esteli and Somoto, where there are some beautiful mountain views to enjoy. If you are looking for some scenic ocean views, you should head down to Corinto. To get to this town, you have to go along the ocean and go past many beaches. The main motorway in this area is the 24A, which goes directly along the seafront.


Nicaragua car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Nicaragua that's right for you

Small cars

£25 - £51

All Car Types

£33 - £74

The average price of a small car hire in Nicaragua is £37. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Nicaragua is in October. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £25 per day. A small car rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average rental car in Nicaragua. The average price of a car hire in Nicaragua can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Nicaragua small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Nicaragua is £45. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Nicaragua is in September. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just £30 per day. A medium car rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average rental car in Nicaragua. The average price of a car hire in Nicaragua can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a large car hire in Nicaragua is £52. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Nicaragua is in March. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just £35 per day. A large car rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in Nicaragua. The average price of a car hire in Nicaragua can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Nicaragua is £56. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Nicaragua is in August. The price is 13% lower than the rest of the year at just £49 per day. A SUV rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Nicaragua. The average price of a car hire in Nicaragua can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Nicaragua SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Peugeot 208
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£28/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Peugeot 208
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£29/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Volkswagen Polo
Mini Hatch
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£30/day

15 Mar - 22 Mar
Mini Hatch

Nicaragua car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Nicaragua

Avis

13 locations

Budget

12 locations

Dollar

8 locations

Thrifty

8 locations

Payless

7 locations

National

6 locations

Sunnycars

6 locations

Alamo

5 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Nicaragua

Nearby attractions:

San Juan del Sur Beach64.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Juan del Sur Beach15.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

San Juan del Sur Beach200.0 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Nicaragua

Below are the most popular hotels in Nicaragua
Barcelo Montelimar

Barcelo Montelimar

Carretera De Masachapa Km 65, Montelimar, Nicaragua

0.3 mi from city centre

Best Western Las Mercedes Airport

Best Western Las Mercedes Airport

Km 11 Carretera Norte, Managua, Nicaragua

6.4 mi from city centre

Hotel Mozonte

Hotel Mozonte

Residencial Bolonia, Pricesmart 1.5 Cuadras al Norte., Managua, Nicaragua

1.2 mi from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Managua

DoubleTree by Hilton Managua

Villa Fontana, Del Club Terraza 600, Managua, Nicaragua

1.7 mi from city centre

Hotel Globales Camino Real Managua

Hotel Globales Camino Real Managua

Km 9.5 Carretera Norte, Managua, Nicaragua

5.5 mi from city centre

Hilton Princess Managua

Hilton Princess Managua

Km 4.5 Carretera a Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua

0.3 mi from city centre

Crowne Plaza Managua

Crowne Plaza Managua

101 Octava Calle Sur Oeste, Managua, Nicaragua

1.3 mi from city centre

Hc Liri Hotel

Hc Liri Hotel

150M NW of Suspension Bridge, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

0.6 mi from city centre

Real Intercontinental Metrocentro Managua, An IHG Hotel

Real Intercontinental Metrocentro Managua, An IHG Hotel

Frente A Centro Comercial, Managua, Nicaragua

0.1 mi from city centre

Hyatt Place Managua

Hyatt Place Managua

Carretera Masaya Km. 8.2, Managua, Nicaragua

2.1 mi from city centre

Airport X Managua

Airport X Managua

Frente Iglesia, Managua, Nicaragua

6.1 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Managua

Holiday Inn Express Managua

Blvd. Jean Paul Genie de la Rotonda 800, Managua, Nicaragua

1.8 mi from city centre

Selina Granada

Selina Granada

Calle La Libertad, Granada, Nicaragua

0.1 mi from city centre

Wayak Hotel

Wayak Hotel

Villa Fontana, Frente A Club Terraza, Managua, Nicaragua

1.7 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Managua - Convention Center

Holiday Inn Managua - Convention Center

Plaza Holiday Inn Juan Pablo II, Managua, Nicaragua

1.0 mi from city centre

Art Hotel Managua

Art Hotel Managua

(Formerly Hotel Beneficial Managua) 1 Block North of Park Las Palmas, Managua, Nicaragua

2.2 mi from city centre

Casa Inti Guesthouse & Lodge

Casa Inti Guesthouse & Lodge

Residencial Las Colinas, Avenida Paseo Del Club # 177, Managua, Nicaragua

3.2 mi from city centre

Orison Hostels Managua

Orison Hostels Managua

De la Rotonda El Periodista 300 Metros al Norte 100 Metros al Este Luego 50 Metros al Norte - Casa Color Beish Con Terraza y Porton Cafe, Managua, Nicaragua

1.0 mi from city centre


Car hire in Nicaragua

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Nicaragua so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Nicaragua drive on?

If you hire a car in Nicaragua, be aware that you are required to drive on the right at all times.

How good are the roads in Nicaragua?

As of 2019, Nicaragua ranked 87 out of 137 countries for road quality. Nicaragua received a road quality score of 3.6, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

What is the drink driving limit in Nicaragua?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Nicaragua while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 2.38 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within Nicaragua might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Nicaragua has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

How much does petrol cost in Nicaragua?

Petrol in Nicaragua costs £1.06 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Nicaragua, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you’re looking to hire a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of £0.27 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around £2.47 per litre as of last week.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Nicaragua?

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in Nicaragua?

Among different countries, including Nicaragua, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Nicaragua?

To rent a car in Nicaragua, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Nicaragua?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Nicaragua could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Nicaragua?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Nicaragua by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Nicaragua with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Nicaragua which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Nicaragua on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Nicaragua.

Can I find a car hire in Nicaragua which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Nicaragua.

Can I search for car hire in Nicaragua with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Nicaragua on momondo.


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