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Nicaragua: Granada

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The gorgeous colonial city of Granada is a paradox: now the country’s principal emblem of restoration and beautification, it has a history of piracy and pillage. The oldest city in Central America is nowadays quiet, peaceful and easily explored on foot, but increasingly seen by foreigners as an attractive place to buy a home, as is the case in Antigua, Guatemala or San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.  Squatting on the lakeshore and at the foot of Mombacho volcano it has a romantic setting almost unequalled on the continent.

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Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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Things to do in Granada

Walking Tour of Granada

Walking tour of Granada

Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Nicaragua

Sunset boat ride on Lake Nicaragua


 Mombacho Volcano

Four craters walk on Mombacho volcano

Visit a Traditional Market

Visit Masaya volcano and market

What our experts say

Granada is a lovely colonial town but I really enjoyed my day out at Masaya market and the eponymous volcano. The market's just one hour's drive from the city and the indoor market offers the best souvenir shopping in Nicaragua. The active Masaya volcano is 20 minutes by road from the little town, within a national park.  There's a good museum explaining the geology, trails to walk on, and good viewing platforms of the smoking volcano.

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