Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca) Tours

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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 Nicaragua, but since it’s right next to the city of Granada you can see how “Lake Granada” might also seem appropriate. The lake is a major source of activities in the area, both for visitors and residents, and its sheer size means that there’s plenty of room for everyone who wants to get on or in the water.

You can take boat or kayak tours on Lake Nicaragua to explore Las Isletas (the archipelago of tiny islands), take a day trip to Isla Zapatera or spend a night on the lake’s biggest island, Ometepe. This enormous lake is home to some larger-than-you-might-expect creatures, including bull sharks. Weather conditions can make the lake surface choppy (and boat trips unpleasant for anyone with seasickness) - you might rightfully wonder how Lake Nicaragua got its “Sweet Sea” nickname. If you’d prefer to stay on solid ground, you can still enjoy the lakeside atmosphere in Granada, sharing the beach with local families.
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Address: Granada, Nicaragua
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5-Day Best of Nicaragua Tour: Managua, León and Granada

Discover the highlights of Western Nicaragua; Granada, León and Managua, during this 5-day tour. With a knowledgeable local guide, visit the region's landmarks including Masaya Volcano National Park, the Cathedral of Granada, the National Palace of Culture, the ruins of León Viejo and the Rubén Darío Museum. Cruise Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca) on a boat to explore the archipelago of tiny islands and the wildlife that call them home. During 4 overnights, chose 4-star or 3.5-star hotels. Transportation, breakfasts and entrance fees to all sites are included.
  • Duration: 5 days
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US$599,00
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  • Duration: 5 days
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US$599,00

Granada City Tour from Managua with Boat Ride on Lake Nicaragua

Explore colonial Granada and take a peaceful boat ride on Lake Granada during this full-day tour from Managua. While visiting Granada, stroll the quaint streets filled with colonial buildings while enjoying informative commentary from your guide. Stop at Central Park and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco. Visit the Tres Mundos cultural center, an organization dedicated to supporting Nicaraguan cultural pursuits and housed in a stately mansion. Board a wooden boat for a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Nicaragua, weaving in and out of the small islands that dot the water. Learn about the native plant and animal life that inhabit the archipelago of 365 islands. Round-trip transportation from Managua hotels is included. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Granada City Tour and Boat Tour in Lake Nicaragua

Check off all of Granada's most popular attractions with this city tour and boat tour of Lake Nicaragua. During this 6-hour excursion, visit the colonial city's highlights in a horse drawn carriage, then head out on Lake Nicaragua to explore the more than 300 tiny islands. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Boat Ride Tour in the Nicaragua Lake

Experience the beauty of Lake Nicaragua on a 90-minute cruise from Granada. On board a modern vessel, you’ll admire views of the mighty Mombacho Volcano and pass islands populated by native families. Gaze at luxurious vacation houses, see the ancient Fortress of San Pablo and observe the scenery for sightings of wildlife. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Granada is included. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.  
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$55,00
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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