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Granada, located 46 kilometers south of Managua, sits on the shores of the magnificent Lake Nicaragua in the shadow of the imposing Mombacho volcano.

Dating back to 1524, it is considered the longest continually-inhabited city on mainland Central America.

Experience Granada

Granada Today, Granada is the most visited city in Nicaragua; and a key place to stay on any trip to the country; drawing locals and travelers alike with its wonderful colonial and neo-classical architecture, colorful cobbled streets and laid-back, easygoing atmosphere.

Either strolling the streets or relaxing in the main square this is a wonderful place to watch the locals throng around food stalls, discussing politics and work with ever-present soothing traditional music playing in the background; or you can take a historical ride in a horse drawn carriage around the city.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Granada

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Granada, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Granada

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    Places near Granada

    Accommodation choices for Granada

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Granada. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Dario Hotel, Granada

      Dario Hotel


      The Dario Hotel is a charming, colonial property located just 100 meters from the Parque Central in the historic center of Granada.

    • Hotel Plaza Colon, Granada

      Hotel Plaza Colon


      Hotel Plaza Colon is an excellent option whilst visiting Granada, with plenty of character and a great location in the heart of the city.

    • Hotel Colonial, Granada

      Hotel Colonial


      The Hotel Colonial is bright, colorful, colonial-style property located just off Granada's main square. It features excellent rooms, plenty of character and two small but lovely swimming pools.

    Ideas for experiencing Granada

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Granada, and which use the best local guides.

    • Masaya Volcano Tour by Night
      Masaya volcano, Nicaragua

      Masaya Volcano Tour by Night

      Masaya Volcano Tour by Night

      The main area of interest here is the massive Santiago crater that was created between the Nindiri and Masaya volcanoes. Eruptions took place frequently during the 1900s until the crater eventually collapsed in 1985.

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    • Ometepe Island Tour
      Charco Verde, Ometepe Island

      Ometepe Island Tour

      Ometepe Island Tour

      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.

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    • Granada City Tour
      Granada, Nicaragua

      Granada City Tour

      Granada City Tour

      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 façade.

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