The main area of interest here is the massive Santiago crater that was been created between the Nindiri and Masaya volcanoes. Eruptions took place frequently during the 1900's until the crater eventually collapsed in 1985.
Granada City Tour
Granada City Tour, Nicaragua
This tour takes in the "La Merced" church, the house of the Zamora family, the impressive brightly painted cathedral, the famous "Casa de Los Tres Mundos" and the San Francisco convent with its iconic blue facade. The convent now houses an impressive collection of genuine pre-Columbian sculptures in human and animal shapes.
During the tour you will learn the history of the city, and about the adventures of William Walker, who invaded the city in the year 1855. There is the chance to learn about the civil wars that have virtually destroyed the city in the past. At the same time, you witness the current restoration process which only makes the city even more attractive. Due to the historical and cultural value of the city, it is in the process of being declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
Finally you continue to Lake Nicaragua for a relaxing boat ride around some of the islands formed by the impressive Mombacho volcano, now inhabited by the wealthy Nicaraguans as well as crumbling forts. The boat trip affords fabulous views back across Granada and the imposing Mombacho volcano.
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These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
Rising proudly from the waters of Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island is made up of two magnificent volcanic cones and is a more than impressive sight as you gaze across to its shores.