Things to Do & Attractions in Nicaragua

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Ancient Footprints of Acahualinca (Huellas de Acahualinca)

Walking in the footsteps of those who went before you can help inform you about a place—and there's no better place to have this literal experience than at ...  Read more

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo)

Believed to have been created more than 20,000 years ago after the cone of the Apoyo Volcano imploded, the Laguna de Apoyo got its start as subterranean rivers ...  Read more

Calle La Calzada

Granada’s Calle La Calzada leads from the ferry terminal on the lake into the heart of the town. Anyone looking to feel the pulse of Granada should plan to ...  Read more

Casa de los Tres Mundos

If you’re interested in cultural events while in Nicaragua’s Granada, make Casa de los Tres Mundos part of your itinerary. This non-profit arts and cultural ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

From bougainvillea to orchids, dahlias and jasmine, the little town of Catarina overflows with flowers and herbs which tumble from the nurseries, gardens, and ...  Read more

Cerro Negro Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Ever wanted to sandboard down the youngest volcano in Central America? Just head to Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Volcano. Looming over the village of Malpaisillo ...  Read more

Flor de Caña Rum Factory

Latin America is as well known for its rum production as it is for its rum consumption.  A tour of the Flor de Cana Rum Factory offers travelers the ...  Read more

Fortaleza La Polvora

The five towers of the Fortaleza La Polvora once served as the lookout posts of this Spanish fort, but today visitors make the most of the excellent views for ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Built in in 1524, Nicaragua’s Granada was the first European city to be built in the New World. Named after conquistador Francisco Cordoba’s hometown in ...  Read more

Granada Cathedral

Dominating the city skyline of pastel-colored houses, Nicaragua’s Granada Cathedral sits on the eastern side of the main plaza, Parque Colón, in a vision ...  Read more

Hacienda El Progreso

On the forested flanks of Mombacho Volcano, high above the cobbled streets of the colonial city of Granada, the family-run Hacienda El Progreso is where ...  Read more

Iglesia de la Merced

There are several churches in Granada to visit, but the Iglesia de la Merced (not far from Central Park) is noted by many as the city's most beautiful. The ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do ...  Read more

Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

In most cases, a city right on a lake—as Managua is on Lake Managua—would be a city embracing its waterfront. In this case, however, the lake was unfortunately ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake ...  Read more

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