Things to Do in Granada, Nicaragua

Things to Do in Granada, Nicaragua
Granada, Nicaragua, is home to 191,000 people. Known for its many colonial buildings, freshwater lakes and dormant volcano, this popular tourist attraction features a number of tours and cultural activities for adults and kids alike. Considered a "colonial jewel" by, Granada is the city most visited by tourists in Nicaragua.

Central Park

Surrounded by several colonial buildings, Central Park or Parque Central is a popular tourist attraction offering history, natural scenery and local food stands. Serving as a central location, rent a bike and tour the area by foot. For travelers with a bit more time, take a day trip Ometepe Island, located in Lake Nicaragua. The trip can take as little as 15 minutes by boat and you can participate in other boating tours around Lake Nicaragua once there, according to

Take a Boat Ride Among the Islets

Lake Nicaragua or Lake Cocibolca is the second largest lake in Latin America and can only be accessed by passing through Las Isletas, or a group of 365 islets of volcanic origin. Go to the wharf of Granada to rent a boat or pay a boatmen to take you around the islets in a rented boat. Pay special attention to the bird life including herons, parrots, hawks and vultures, which all surround the islets.

Mombacho Volcano

Head over to the Mombacho Volcano. With trails and tours available to visitors, outdoor enthusiasts can explore the flora and fauna that exist near the top of the dormant volcano. Maps and guidebooks are available as well as some hiking equipment in the visitor center. Hiking and walking tours generally range from 30 minutes to several hours. Adventure seekers can take a canopy tour of the volcano at the slope of the Mombacho. Platforms are securely fastened and zip lines are used to carry travelers up the volcano and across the forest without a single foot ever touching the ground. Gray Line Tours offers half-day canopy tours.

Loteria Nacional 1 cuadra abajo,
1 cuadra al sur,
contiguo a Financia Capital
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Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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