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Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo) Tours

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Laguna de Apoyo)
A crystalline lagoon just a short drive from Granada, Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve (Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo) is one of the most popular natural attractions in Nicaragua. Get away from the city for a few hours of kid-approved water sports, or hang out and relax all day in a lounge chair poised on the rim of this beautiful crater lake. 

The Basics
At Laguna de Apoyo, you can swim in thermally heated waters, rent kayaks or scuba diving equipment, or enjoy views of the lake and surrounding forest from a lakefront bar or restaurant. Though it’s possible to spend the night, most people find that a day trip from Managua or Granada is the easiest way to visit for just the right amount of time. Most day trips also include such nearby attractions as the Mirador de Catarina or Masaya Volcano.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Laguna de Apoyo is a top pick for visitors to Nicaragua.
  • Bring your camera to capture views of nearby Mombacho volcano.
  • Sun protection can be hard to find at the lagoon, so bring your own.

How to Get There
Laguna de Apoyo is centrally located roughly 20 minutes from Granada and Masaya and just over an hour from Managua. The easiest way to visit is with private transportation, a taxi, or on a guided tour, as most daily public buses stop about a 1.5-hour walk from the lagoon. 

When to Get There
Thanks to thermal vents inside the crater, Apoyo Lagoon remains at a pleasant swimming temperature year-round. Plan to visit early in the morning before the crowds arrive and the sun gets too strong.

Forested Shores
Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve is part of a tropical dry-forest ecosystem with a diverse wildlife population. The reserve is home to more than 500 species of plants and tropical dry trees, as well as more than 200 documented birds species. 
Address: Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, Masaya Department, Nicaragua
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Granada+Apoyo Lagoon +handicraft market+ Masaya volcano night tour

Granada+Apoyo Lagoon +handicraft market+ Masaya volcano night tour

• This volcanic and refreshing outdoor activity starts when your meet your Local tour guide at your hotel or airport in Managua at 1pm • The Aventure will take about 6 hours including the drive back and forth to your Hotel. • Learn about the historics event from Masaya Volcano and the intersting way the lava belt works. Visit the handicraft market from masaya • Take stunning pictures with an orange background from the lava reflecting on the crater.  • Have a walk on the pointview by the edge of the crater. • Have a nice swim in apoyo Lagoon ( cristal clear water by Masaya) • Kayaking • Have lunch by the lagoon, try tipycal food.( Optional and has aditional cost)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.30
Price varies by group size
From
US$55.30
Price varies by group size

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