Attractions in Granada Nicaragua

Volcano Mombacho

Volcano Mombacho is a few minutes outside of the city of Granada, Nicaragua. The highest point of the volcano is 1400 meters. The volcano offers scenic hikes, a canopy tour, and amazing views of lake Cocibolca, Granada, and the isletas. Mombacho is active, although the last eruption occurred in 1570. Mombacho offers several hiking trails, some of which require the aid of a guide.

Convento San Francisco

The convent is a unique Granada landmark that is rich in history, from its founding, to the days of William Walker. The convent features a museum that is home to pre-Columbian statues and idols which were found on the island of Ometepe during the Spanish conquest. The museum is also home to many paintings and exhibitions.

Parque Central

The Central Park is where you can find a quick view of what Granada is all about, beautiful colonial buildings, shops, restaurants, arts and crafts and much more. For a real cultural treat, enjoy an evening sitting at one of the park benches and enjoy the cool breeze coming up from the lake. You might even try “Vigoron”, a traditional dish for which Granada is known for.

The Isletas of Granada

The Isletas consist of 365 small islands that are a result of an eruption of the volcano Mombacho. The islands are home to different flora and fauna, as well as homes, restaurants and other attractions. Tours are offered by just about any tour guide or agency.


Ometepe is an amazing place and a great adventure spot. If you’re going to be in Granada, take a boat ride to Ometepe and stay for a couple of days. If you’re an avid hiker and are in good shape, pick from two volcanoes. For anyone who wants to relax, stay at one of the hotels near at the edge of the lake, relax and go for a swim.

Volcan Masaya

Volcano Masaya is Nicaragua’s first and largest National Park and a definite must see. Although the volcan only emits gases, there have been several explosions in the last 50 years. The park features a great museum. Recommended, is the night tour which you can organize with just about any tour guide or agency.

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