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Car Rental in Nicaragua

Still an off-the-grid destination, Nicaragua is a beautiful and culturally diverse country. It’s home to active volcanoes, dense jungles, beautiful lakes and two coastlines, so there’s plenty to see and do. Luckily, SIXT is here to help you rent a car in Nicaragua at affordable rates and with excellent customer service. A SIXT car rental in Nicaragua is, on average, just three months old and will feel and drive like new. With SIXT, you can get anything from a powerful SUV to a family-friendly van or a sleek sedan. SUVs are great if you’re heading outside Managua, while our sleek sedans blend perfectly in the cities of San Juan and Leon. 

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SIXT services in Nicaragua

As a leading car rental provider in Nicaragua, it’s our goal to help you have a smooth and convenient trip. Our diverse fleet includes models from top carmakers, including SUVs, sedans, compact cars, passenger vans and pickups. Moreover, you can personalize your driving experience by adding GPS, additional drivers and child safety seats. Whether you’re in the country for a long or short visit, you can book a weekend rental or even long-term car rental in Nicaragua. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting Nicaragua

Documents you need to rent a car in Nicaragua

All drivers need a valid driver’s license plus an ID or passport. If your license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic, you will also need an international driving permit or official translation. 

Car rental under 25 in Nicaragua

The minimum age for a SIXT rental in Nicaragua is 21. A young driver surcharge applies to those under 25. 

Cross-border travel

It is not allowed to take your SIXT rental in Nicaragua into neighboring countries. 

One-way car rental in Nicaragua

We generally allow one-way rentals between SIXT stations in Nicaragua, depending on the rental rate. An additional fee may apply. 

Flexible rental options

Choose the flexibility option when booking and cancel or change your reservation free of charge.

Accepted payment methods

We accept all major credit cards in the renter’s name, plus cash in the local currency or US dollars. Prepaid and debit cards are not accepted. 

Best places to visit in Nicaragua

  • Masaya Volcano: The largest volcano in Nicaragua is about 30 minutes south of Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The volcano is protected in the country’s largest national park. You will be allowed to go up to the edge of the active volcano and stare down its fiery depths. There’s also a museum on-site and a beautiful picnic area. It’s a must-visit if you’re in Nicaragua. 
  • Lake Nicaragua: This is Central America’s largest lake and one of the most fascinating in the world. Lake Nicaragua is home to several small islets and larger islands, all of which you can visit. The lake also has two volcanoes at its center and is the only freshwater lake known to have marine life, including sharks. 
  • San Juan del Sur: On the Emerald Coast, close to the border with Costa Rica, sits this vibrant town with excellent surfing beaches. The colorful beach town has lots of beautiful murals on the streets, and the Christ of Mercy statue on the hill overlooking the city is an excellent spot for panoramic views of the city below. San Juan del Sur is also home to the popular beach Playa Maderas. 

Summer in Nicaragua

Summer in Nicaragua is from December to April, and the weather is usually hot and dry. It is the best time for outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming, surfing and mountain biking. During these months, you’re encouraged to explore the various volcanoes, forests and lakes. Choose an economical compact car or an SUV for the seating and storage space. 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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