Car Hire in Nicaragua

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Managua, Nicaragua
1 Jul — 8 Jul
Same drop-off
Managua, Nicaragua
Fri 1/7
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Fri 8/7
Noon
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Small cars

£16 - £64

All Car Types

£28 - £77

The average price of a Small hire in Nicaragua is £34. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Nicaragua is in November. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just £16 per day. A Small car hire is typically 28% less expensive than the average car hire 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 Medium hire in Nicaragua is £42. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Nicaragua is in September. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just £33 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 11% less expensive than the average car hire 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 £51. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Nicaragua is in November. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 6% more expensive than the average car hire 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.


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San Juan del Sur Beach64.0 mi

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San Juan del Sur Beach15.9 mi

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San Juan del Sur Beach200.0 mi

Nicaragua car hire information

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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

Avis is the car hire company in Nicaragua that currently has the most locations. With 13 car rental 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.

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

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.

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.

A Economy is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Nicaragua. According to our data, 27% of our users preferred a Economy 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 Economy in Nicaragua, you can expect to pay £24 per day on average.

Petrol in Nicaragua costs £1.12 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 Algeria which has an average price of £0.26 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around £2.46 per litre as of last week.


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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.

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

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