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Day-Trip to Laguna de Apoyo

Managua, Nicaragua
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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve, located in the crater of an extinct volcano, on this full-day trip from Managua,Granada or San Juan del Sur. Get access to a private waterfront villa where you can kayak, swim, and relax on the shore. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Managua are included.
  • Full-day trip to Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve
  • Pickup and drop-off from Managua hotels
  • Traditional Nicaraguan lunch
  • Learn about local plant and animal life
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Nicaraguan Lunch
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks, other than specified
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Most hotels in Managua, Granada or San Juan del Sur or central meeting location within each area

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel in Managua, Granada or San Juan del Sur ; board a comfortable, air-conditioned tour vehicle and head for the town of Catarina, where you'll stop to see the lagoon from above.

Continue down into the crater for more views of the lagoon and the local community members. Learn about the tropical dry forest ecosystem that populates the reserve. See indigenous flora such as pochote, black rosewood, mahogany, hogplum, and guacuco, as well as a large variety of orchids. Look for animals such as variegated squirrels, opossums, anteaters, pacas, jaguarundis, howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys.

Spend time relaxing on the shore, swing in hammocks, take kayaks out into the lagoon, or exfoliate your skin with the black volcanic sand. Enjoy a traditional Nicaraguan lunch. 

At the end of the day, return to Managua for drop-off at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Mirador de Catarina
Stop to take some amazing pictures of this breathtaking view looking over Laguna de Apoyo with Volcano Mombacho in the background and the city of Granada. On a clear day you can even see Lake Nicaragua.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Laguna de Apoyo
Relax at the waters edge. Swim. Play. Kayak. Eat and Drink.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cruise passengers welcome
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY International Tours Alliance, S.A

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Day-Trip to Laguna de Apoyo?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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