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Sailing School & Kayaking Velago Granada

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Address: Granada, Calle Calzada street | From Central Park 3 blocks towards lake, Granada 10000, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 00505-84594699
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great sailing lessons in nicaragua

I enjoyed 40 hours of sailing lessons with Ferdinand Hofer, a pleasant young Austrian, at Laguna de Apoyo in Nicaragua. He taught me on a very nice 16-foot boat. He is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2011
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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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Tenants Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

I enjoyed 40 hours of sailing lessons with Ferdinand Hofer, a pleasant young Austrian, at Laguna de Apoyo in Nicaragua. He taught me on a very nice 16-foot boat. He is an expert, experienced sailor and an excellent teacher. I am a beginning sailor, and he was extremely patient. The setting was wonderful, and that alone made the lessons worthwhile.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Sailing school, Kayaking and boat rental and boat and Kayaking tours What to take - sun tan lotion, camera and wear water clothes I am a tourist who likes some unique activity and this company arranged tours of the nearby Volcano Momobacho rainforests as well - recommend these tour agency highly and this is the best way to visit the... More 

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Torio, Veraguas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

i met francisco or chico yesterday for a great, great, PERFECT day on the water. yes, it rained a bit, yes, my gringo butt got a bit burned, but it was amazing. francisco shared the people he knew, the topics he cared about, the stuff he was interested in, and most of all made me feel comfortable. we went out... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

Ferdinand is very knowledgeable and fun to learn from. I sailed with him on Laguna de Apoyo for my first sailing experience. He taught me a lot, was patient, and friendly. The lake and the crater were even more beautiful from on the water. Get a friend and take a lesson or just go sailing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

While visiting Granada we decided to take sailing lessons since this is something we wanted to learn. We went out for three hours and the lesson was great. He was patient with us and we worked on moves over and over until we understood it.

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Kelowna, BC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

I spent a few days in Granada and had wanted to Kayak the Isletas. Thankfully the staff at my hotel (Hotel Con Corazan, highly recommended as well!) recommended Velago. Fernando was professional and very knowledgeable and I have nothing but praise for his operation. I had gone down there with the intention of renting a Kayak on my own for... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

At the time of writing, the only sailing school in Central America - check it out. On a very short trip to Nicaragua, this was well worth both the money and the time. An independently-run operation with friendly, patient, expert staff. The mango mission for lunch afterwards was also a bonus : ) Thanks guys, see you next time. Crystal

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Ticuantepe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2008

Living in Nicaragua is automatically off the track just a hair anyway, and you have to be a tad creative to keep life interesting. So, we are lucky that Fernando set up his business here. I have taken the basic sailing course, and the two day trip to Zapatera and recommend the whole show wholeheartedly. I'm half-local and plan to... More 

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Dingle, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

Sailing on Lake Nicaragua? In deed - and it is more than just sailing on a lake. WHERE? We found out via Google (keywords: "Sailing Lake Nicaragua") that there is a sailing school right at the beach of Granada, so we did not even have to leave town. We took our rented bikes and cycled down to the lake (takes... More 

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