The Land Of Lakes & Volcanoes

Experience Highlights in Granada, Nicaragua

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From Nicaragua’s active volcanoes, to its beautiful tropical islands, to the colonial city of Granada, there’s no shortage of extraordinary adventures to be had beyond Jicaro.

Discover our favorite adventures below.

Mombacho Volcano & Canopy Zip Line

Spend the day at the Mombacho Natural Reserve hiking for some 2.5 hours before climbing to “La Roca” lookout to appreciate one of the most beautiful views of Granada’s Islands, Zapatera, and the volcanoes of Lake Nicaragua.

Take a quick breather and enjoy nature while you refuel with a tasty picnic lunch before your zip line adventure that’ll see you flying high at 30m above the treetops.

Cerro Negro Sand Boarding and Leon City Tour

You’ve heard of snow boarding, but what about its sand counterpart?

Experience this wild sport on the black sands of Cerro Negro Volcano before heading over to Leon city, the former capital of Nicaragua.

You’ll visit the Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and do some further sightseeing around the city’s historical center.

A tasty beachfront lunch is included, and you’ll have time to enjoy the waters. Catch the sunset before returning to Jicaro.

Hacienda La Calera Hike & Hot Springs

Set out at the foot of the Mombacho Volcano on a 2.5-hour hike from Hacienda La Calera through fields of plantains, cacao and citrus fruits, plus stretches of tropical dry forest where you’ll observe the local flora and fauna.

Your expert guide will tell you all about the forest and the cultural implications of farming on Mombacho which dates back to colonial times.

Recharge your batteries at the end of the hike with a delicious picnic lunch and a blissful dip in the hot springs on the shores of the lake before heading back to Jicaro.

Mombacho Volcano Cloud Forest

Your adventure at the Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve starts at the foot of the volcano and ends at its peak, with time en route to visit a coffee farm and enjoy a nice hot cup of Joe.

At the top of the volcano you’ll visit the biological station to learn all about the cloud forest ecosystem before heading out into the mystical forest itself on the Tigrillo, Puma or Crater Trail to observe dense vegetation and trees dripping with orchids and bromeliads.

You’ll enjoy fantastic views of Lake Nicaragua and the islands while on the trails, and your guide will keep you entertained along the way, educating you on the surrounding beautiful flora and fauna.

Masaya Volcano, Handicraft Market & Apoyo Lagoon

Get up close to Nicaragua’s most active volcano.

There’s nowhere quite like the Masaya Volcano National Park to see one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua up close and personal.

It’s home to the bubbling Santiago crater, one of the few places in the world where such an active volcano can be observed from a matter of meters.

On this tour you’ll also visit the ecological museum and Nicaragua’s most popular open-air handicraft market located in Masaya where crafts can be purchased.

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve, considered to have some of the cleanest and deepest waters in Nicaragua, will also be on the itinerary. These warm waters are perfect for a quick dip or relaxing swim.

And Many More Experiences

  • Granada City Tour
  • Flor de Caña Rum Tour
  • Isletas Boat Tour
  • Birdwatching

"The excursions to Mombacho volcano and Granada were great experiences and got us in touch with the real Nicaragua."

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