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Top Choice Nature Reserve in Volcán Mombacho

Reserva Natural Volcán Mombacho

It’s been a few decades since this 1345m volcano, the defining feature of the Granada skyline, has acted up, but it is still most certainly active and sends up the periodic puff of smoke. It’s easy to get to the cro…
Nature Reserve in Volcán Mombacho

Aguas Agrias – La Nanda Community

This rural community, just south of Mombacho volcano, is an off-the-beaten-path destination where local guides lead hikes through a traditional plantation. The volcanic landscape, dotted with a series of lagoons – s…
Nature Reserve in Volcán Mombacho

Nicaragua Libre

This small rural community at the base of Volcán Mombacho is part of the UCA community-tourism project. It offers guided trips through organic coffee farms, horseback rides to San Juan de Oriente and walks to Mombac…
Island in Isla Zapatera

Isla El Muerto

This crescent-shaped islet off the north coast of Isla Zapatera has perhaps the most impressive expanse of petroglyphs carved into a 95m by 25m expanse of bedrock at its center, where archaeologists have found numer…
Cafe in Volcán Mombacho

Cafe Las Flores

Halfway up Volcán Mombacho, around 4km from the turnoff, this branch of a popular chain offers salads, Nicaraguan standards and good coffee, paired with expansive views.
International in Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo

Vista Restaurant

Let's face it: you're not here for the food, which is average at best. What you're here for is the spring-break vibe, for a chance to horse around on the floating dock or sun yourself on the beach below, or to sip a…