We just returned from an amazing 10 day stay in NICA! We spent the first 4 nights at Casa San Francisco in Granada and the next 5 at Pelican Eyes in SJDS. Byron Ortega helped me decide on these locations and picked all 6 of us (parents and 4 daughters!) up at the airport. We planned excursions to the Islands/boat and walking tour of Granada, explored Mumbacho Volcano, Lake Apoyo, Masaya, and had an absolutely first rate history and cultural lesson along the way from Byron (and his trusty driver Ronald in a great AC large van). We had great lunch stops, toured a local pottery place, went to the market, had help at the Bank, felt totally safe and cared for while with Byron!!! We totally enjoyed his informative chatting with us and what we learned about this beautiful country while with him. Byron also thoughtfully took us to the market in Granada before our drive to SJDS and brought an ice chest for us to store our drinks and groceries in!!! AND..he was always on time and patiently waited for our less than prompt arrivals!!!