Visit to Granada, oldest colony in the Western Hemisphere
Cultural treasures like pre-Columbian statutes & pottery
Charming streets & beautiful colonial churches in Granada
Opportunity to explore the large & colorful municipal market
Boat tour of the Isletas de Granada in Lake Nicaragua
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Granada
Roundtrip transportation from your San Juan del Sur hotel or port
Food and beverages
Nicaragua Tourist Card
What you can expect
Whether you're arriving by cruise ship or already staying in laid-back, beachy San Juan del Sur, an outing to historic Granada is the perfect way to soak up the culture and scenery of the region. Check out pre-Columbian pottery and colonial architecture in town, and then go for a cruise around the islets of Lake Nicaragua.
Get picked up from your hotel or near the port in San Juan del Sur and set off in the direction of Granada. This city's roots go back to 1524, when the colony was founded by conquistador Hernández de Cordoba, and the Moorish and Andalusian appearance of Granada's architecture are clues to its Spanish heritage.
Visit the Casa de los Tres Mundos, a cultural organization housed in an 18th-century building, and check out the pre-Columbian statues and pottery on display in the Museo del Convento de San Francisco. Stroll through the vibrant market, where locals browse stalls of fresh produce against a backdrop of beautiful churches and monuments. Finally, board a boat on the shores of Lake Nicaragua to set out for a scenic cruise through the Isletas de Granada, a lush archipelago of 365 islands formed by an ancient volcanic explosion.