Granada, or the "Gran Sultan", is one of Latin America's most beautiful colonial cities. Founded in 1524 on the shores of the mighty Lake Nicaragua, it is full of history and Spanish colonial charm.
Famed as one of the oldest European settlements in the western hemisphere. It is also one of the most popular, with tourists coming from far and wide to visit the peaceful and timeless beauty of this historic city. The most significant was the American William Walker, who conquered Nicaragua and declared himself President in the mid-1800s. When Walker eventually fled the country, he torched the city of Granada and left the famous words, “Granada Was Here.” To this day it is still possible to see the fire-scorched buildings.
- No visit to Granada is complete without a walking tour of the historic buildings
- Sip a coffee and watch the horse drawn carriages clatter over the cobbles
- Take a boat ride out to Lake Nicaragua and visit some of the many islets
- Visit the surrounding villages famous for hammocks and rocking chairs
Beyond the Ordinary
Stay at Jicaro Lodge and join the local fishermen; artisans of fishing from wooden boats using lines and nets. Join them on a float around these mystical islands to catch tilapia, snook and rainbow bass. If you have a successful trip the lodge chef will be glad to prepare your catch of the day.