Rent a car in Nicaragua with Sixt for a premium yet affordable car rental deals and excellent customer service. Check out our affordable offers in Nicaragua and make a reservation using our online booking service. Have a look at the branch menu below to find out more about our car rental locations at four major cities in Nicaragua. With Sixt you can choose a car rental category that suits your vacation and mobility needs.
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Read on to find out more about our service, with a car rental in Nicaragua with Sixt you can customize your vehicle with a wide range of optional add ons designed to make your rental experience more convenient. We also provide an overview of our favourite architectural and natural sights, along with driving tips to help you navigate your way around the country. These insights and sightseeing destinations can help you get the most out of both your rental car experience and your vacation.
Our car rental deals in Nicaragua are split into categories to help you choose the right vehicle for your trip. Whichever car rental category in Nicaragua you choose, rest assured your vehicle will be from a premium car brand.
When you rent a car with Sixt in Nicaragua please bring your valid driving license and an ID card or passport. Driving licenses in a non-Roman alphabet such as Chinese must be accompanied by an international driving license.
To rent a car in Nicaragua the minimum age is 21. For drivers between 21 and 25 a daily surcharge is also required. The maximum driving age is 75.
Payment for your rental vehicle in Nicaragua must be made with a credit card. Sixt accepts all major credit cards, and cash payments must also be accompanied by a credit card for guarantee purposes. We do not accept debit card payments such as Visa Electron.
In Nicaragua you can reach the emergency services on 118
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
In Nicaragua most places are relatively close making it an ideal destination for a car rental road trip. Longer distances such as the route across the northern highlands to the Caribbean also offer jaw-dropping scenery to keep you entertained. Although traffic congestion is not a huge problem in Nicaragua you will still run into some problems during rush hour in major cities. Of all the impressive scenic drives you can take with a car rental in Nicaragua, the short drive from Managua to Mayasa Volcano is one of the best. It is only around 14 miles so in 30 minutes from Managua via the Carretera a Mayasa you can park up right next to the crater of the volcano!
The eclectic architecture of the Our Lady of Grace Cathedral in León adds to its iconic status as a cultural and historical landmark. The interior is staggering, and many important Nicaraguan figures are buried here. Another impressive religious building is the Iglesia La Merced in Granada. The church was built in the 1500s and you get a staggering view from the bell tower at sunset. In contrast the Old Cathedral of Managua is actually not very old, built in the 1930s in a neoclassical style it is definitely worth a visit. The Christ of the Mercy in San Juan del Sur is another architectural feat. This figure of Jesus Christ stands at 134m at the top of a cliff, overlooking the bay.
The Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve is home to the incredible Laguna de Apoyo. Tourists flock here for the lakes beautiful beaches, wildlife and the range of water sports. Nicaragua's ever-growing popularity as a tourist destination owes much to its abundance of lakes and volcanoes, many of which are still active. Telica Volcano is one of the most active and with its proximity to Leon, many take the strenuous hike to its summit. The tours generally take you through the town of San Jacinto along the way, known for its bubbling mud pits. Masaya Volcano National Park is only 30 minutes from Managua and we highly recommend a visit to the volcano itself, easily accessible with your rental car. The Tisey Estanzuela Nature Reserve in northern Nicaragua is a mountain rainforest and home to the pictaresque Tisey Estanzuela Waterfall. You can park up in Estelli and hike there, it gets hot hiking here put you can cool down in the pond beneath the waterfall on arrival!
Cross border travels with your Sixt car rental in Nicaragua is not allowed.