Islets of Granada

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Islets of Granada
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,762 contributions
Great day out!
Jan 2021
Las Isletas, or The Islets in English, are a unique feature of Nicaragua’s largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. These are a series of 365 small islands which formed 20 thousand years ago as the result of a volcanic eruption from nearby Mombacho Volcano.
Private boat tours of Las Isletas take you around the many small islands that have formed in Lake Nicaragua. Tours generally include:
• The old fort – where you can disembark to explore the fort and enjoy the views
• Passing by the many islands, where you can see mansions owned by billionaires and past presidents
• Monkey Island – if you’re lucky a monkey may hop on the boat. For a more interactive experience, consider bringing some fruit to feed the monkeys
• Restaurant – there are some nice restaurants on the lake that sell food and drinks. We visited Restaurante Correviento, which also has a pool you can swim in. This is a nice place to relax for a couple of hours and enjoy the view
Las Isletas boat tours generally go from between 1-4 hours, depending on how much of the islands you want to see. We did a 3 hour tour, which included a stop at the restaurant. We thought this was a good amount of time to enjoy the lake and relax in this beautiful area. You should expect to pay around $40 US Dollars to hire a boat with a driver and guide for one hour. That price should include transport to the boat as well as back to your hotel after the tour.
Written September 27, 2021
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Tiffany
Managua, Nicaragua70 contributions
Memorable! A must see!
Mar 2020 • Family
The Islets of Granada in Granada, Nicaragua is a must see!

Our 7 year old son absolutely loved the tour around the Islets. We saw monkeys and so many birds during the tour. The tour guide was a local Spanish speaker and he would narrate throughout the entire tour. He was extremely friendly and personable.

There's so much to see: the locals who live on the Islets, private islands, wildlife, restaurants, and so much more. Make sure to bring some fruits with you if you can, so you can hand it to the monkeys! Tips are voluntary for most tours, but they are much appreciated. A recommendation, talk to people for the best price for a tour. We paid $35 for 3 people; the $35 included private car service to and from our hotel as well as the tour. That pans out to a little over $10 a person which isn't all that bad. We were recommended from a English speaking guide in the "Central Parque". Some guides will charge you extremely expensive prices, so shop around.
Written September 19, 2020
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Starnurse2
Crowthorne, UK660 contributions
Beautiful early morning trip around the islets
Feb 2020
A slow boat between the islets made it possible to spot so many birds - Osprey, kingfishers, egrets, cattle and greater, snail hawk, water fowl, herons and a few rescued spider monkeys. They are now well looked after and live on their own islet. The homes on some of these isle are truly impressive - moorings, jet skis, motor cruisers etc. A very worthwhile trip
Written March 15, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Super Cool
Mar 2020 • Friends
There are right at 365 little island that surround the whole peninsula. I’ve personally been paddle boarding around these islands for years. Lots of beautiful homes, nice hotels, and wildlife to see. Best to explore In boat, paddle boarding, or kayak. Very large area. If you had a week you couldn’t see all of them.
Written March 10, 2020
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Astrobeemer
Vancouver, Canada589 contributions
So beautiful - words and pictures don’t do it justice
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. The boat ride was the perfect speed to enjoy the magical surroundings of The Islets of Granada. Each little island was covered in lush tropical vegetation and had a unique house, restaurant or lodging on it. I would love to spend an entire week on one of these little islands. So much wildlife, from birds to iguanas and even monkeys on these Islets. It was truly magical
Written March 8, 2020
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Darren M
London, UK284 contributions
Saw lots of birds and island hopping in boat was fun.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Did the boat trip while in Granada and had a real laugh while doing so. Our boat man was great at spotting birds and therefore we saw quite a few ! Kingfishers, herons and other species.

Was good value for money but you cant always bet on wildlife of course.

Would recommend as something different to do if in Granada.

We were there on the 2nd of March.
Written March 7, 2020
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Turkey6,114 contributions
Beautiful boat trip
Feb 2020 • Friends
We really enjoyed our boat trip among the islets of Granada. We saw beautiful trees and birds, houses of the rich and of the fishermen and really enjoyed the rich greenery.
Written February 21, 2020
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Sandy B
Kingsport, TN43 contributions
This isn’t “Disney”...it’s REAL
Feb 2020 • Friends
Ever dream of a jungle cruise or living on a tropical island? Lake Nicaragua near Granada has a treasure trove of islands formed by the volcano, Mombacho, that towers over them. Hire a launch and enjoy the ride...many islands, once inhabited by squatters who lived by fishing, are now home for people from several countries who fell in love with the place. You’ll visit “monkey island” if you take the tour on the Granada side of the peninsula that extends out from the base of Mombacho. Look for beautiful birds, gorgeous flowers, and enjoy one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world...there were pirates here in the 1500’s! Ya’ think there may be treasure? Who knows? But there IS a treat for the senses everywhere you turn.
Written February 14, 2020
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Mark D
Fisherviille79 contributions
We visited here for an afternoon after a helping local churches run Vacation Bible Schools.
Jan 2020
Four of us took a carriage ride for $10 dollars US to see some of the sights. The high point was seeing a funeral procession with coach. We also took a very reasonable boat ride on Lake Nicaragua with our group. ($5 US) per person. Over 20 of us!
Written February 12, 2020
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Mitchell J
Calgary, Canada121 contributions
Amazing tour for wildlife
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great value. The 2 drivers/ hosts showed us monkeys, kingfishers, Montezuma's and many other interesting animals. They made the trip fun and informative, pointing out different things along the way. I would recommend the 1 hour trip that way you can see monkey island.

Would recommend.
Written February 3, 2020
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