Things to do in Granada

Top Things to Do in Granada

Things to Do in Granada

Top Attractions in Granada

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  • bucketlisttravellers
    Sydney, Australia3 783 contributions
    Las Isletas, or The Islets in English, are a unique feature of Nicaragua’s largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. These are a series of 365 small islands which formed 20 thousand years ago as the result of a volcanic eruption from nearby Mombacho Volcano.
    Private boat tours of Las Isletas take you around the many small islands that have formed in Lake Nicaragua. Tours generally include:
    • The old fort – where you can disembark to explore the fort and enjoy the views
    • Passing by the many islands, where you can see mansions owned by billionaires and past presidents
    • Monkey Island – if you’re lucky a monkey may hop on the boat. For a more interactive experience, consider bringing some fruit to feed the monkeys
    • Restaurant – there are some nice restaurants on the lake that sell food and drinks. We visited Restaurante Correviento, which also has a pool you can swim in. This is a nice place to relax for a couple of hours and enjoy the view
    Las Isletas boat tours generally go from between 1-4 hours, depending on how much of the islands you want to see. We did a 3 hour tour, which included a stop at the restaurant. We thought this was a good amount of time to enjoy the lake and relax in this beautiful area. You should expect to pay around $40 US Dollars to hire a boat with a driver and guide for one hour. That price should include transport to the boat as well as back to your hotel after the tour.
    Written 27 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    This was by far the most amazing place we visited while in Granada. The pictures we got at sunset from up in the tower were just breathtaking and spectacular! If you only do one thing here, you want to go there at sunset!
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    We really enjoyed walking around this dormant volcano. The views of the valley below are just astonishing! The weather is much cooler up there, and we even saw some spider monkeys!
    Written 20 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Belinda F
    Managua, Nicaragua15 contributions
    Our visit to the Chocomuseo on July 8, 2021 was enjoyable and we recommend the workshop. Our guide, Kenny “Wonka” Blandino was enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative about the history of the cacao tree, bean and chocolate-making process and industry. The workshop was fun, even if a little costly, with enough hands-on experience to make it interesting. 90 minutes is a long time to be standing so a chair or stool would have been welcome. Many tourist stops in Nicaragua like Chocomuseo have less business coming through, we felt good about supporting them. Our take-home souvenir was three chocolate bars made in the workshop.

    I agree below with comments about hygiene. Workshop hosts and participants should wash their hands before and during the time with customers. Since we are still in an active pandemic in Nicaragua, I would have preferred to see our hosts wearing masks all the time, not just when they were in closer contact with us during the workshop as well as less reliance on hand sanitizer and more availability of a handwashing station. Other restaurants in Granada request that their visitors go directly to wash their hands before being seated or served.

    The hotel and building are interesting to walk through, the cacao products are also diverse and with good packaging-presentation. Would recommend a visit if you are in Granada!
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    We really loved walking around the square where the Cathedral is in. The architectural design is absolutely beautiful, and the inside also very pretty. I highly recommend going on top to get the beautiful views!
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    We really loved the beautiful Gothic look this church has. There's a ton of character all around, and the inside was also beautifully done!
    Written 20 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Yoknapotawpha
    35 contributions
    This museum lays out the entire early history of the San Francisco Convent as well as Nicaragua & Granada. It is good for older children, but not your children.
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    This is definitely one of the cutest and prettiest little Park located in a city center of a central American country that I've visited. There are vendors everywhere, and the horse carriage tour is a must!
    Written 20 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Steven W
    46 contributions
    Tres Mundos is unique.They offer artwork, tours and many options for the traveler. Walk in and take a look. Ask all the questions you like. The staff is friendly and always ready to help you fing the activity that is to your liking. It is conviently located one block from central park.
    Written 14 April 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • marhal3060
    9 contributions
    A lovely place to visit in the morning. It is a non commercial project. Most important is that the butterflies get good possibilities to survive, not to show tourists around. Still this kind of project costs so just visit the place so it can survive!
    Written 21 February 2018
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  • Lindsay M
    24 contributions
    Thank you to our guide for making this trip so enjoyable! We had the best day coming in contact with local community and had really fun activities ! Noe keep up the good work :) and thank you again for everything!
    Written 29 November 2019
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  • Lara H
    Toronto, Canada45 contributions
    Good info (some in English) on the history of the peoples and cultures of this area, and when I was there, a very interesting small exhibit of contemporary art at the back.
    Written 15 February 2018
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19 375 contributions
    We really enjoyed wondering around the streets of Granada, and also loved this beautiful reconstructed church. It was burned down by the American forces way back when, and did a great job with it!
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • ERIC W
    Knoxville, TN4 208 contributions
    Lots of shops and restaurants up and down both sides of the street for around four blocks. Very lively on the weekends. The seedy side comes out after around 9:00. We always try to be home by 8:30-9:00.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • marie030479
    San Francisco, CA11 contributions
    We loved this place! The only thing I did not like was that drinks (even soft drinks and juice) were limited per person (2) for the entire day! We arrived at noon and left at 4:30pm - drinks should have flowed given the hot weather at no additional charge - or, charge a flat rate for non-alcoholic drinks for the day - we would gladly pay, but paying extra per drink per time ordered seems a bit excessive. Other than that, the food was delicious (we ordered caballo Bayo package) and the trip in lancha (boat) was awesome. The lacha driver was knowledgeable of the lake, nearby attractions and history of Granada and the isletas. We will go back!
    Written 24 October 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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