Las Isletas

Las Isletas, Lake Nicaragua: Address, Phone Number, Las Isletas Reviews: 4.5/5

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nbywg
Winnipeg, Canada26 contributions
We simply loved it!
Mar 2020
Me and my wife took a boat tour while visiting Nicaragua for one day trip from Costa Rica. This tour offers observation of three different types of monkeys plus birds living on a lake. We were surprised when we saw small private islands with luxury houses on them. Got impression that we are in Disneyland but it was the real one. Must have while you are in Nicaragua!
Written March 14, 2020
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polzyleigh
Polzeath, UK40 contributions
Really beautiful trip - experienced kayakers only, particularly when windy
Jan 2020 • Couples
Kayaking around the isletas of lake Nicaragua was a really great way to spend the afternoon. The scenery was beautiful and we saw some cool monkeys and beautiful birds. However myself and my boyfriend kayak a lot at home and are very comfortable kayaking in the ocean in choppy conditions. I genuinely think we were more confident better paddlers than our guide (who got us lost incidentally as he couldn’t find the alternative route when he decided the main lake was too choppy for us to paddle on and he wanted a short cut)
I would say if you are a confident experienced paddler then this would be great for you. Or if you are an active person. We didn’t believe the tour desk at our hostel but you do actually paddle for 4hours, it’s a lot if you aren’t used to it.
Anyone less experienced would probably enjoy the boat trip more
They also take you to an island with a swimming pool. Don’t be under any illusions, you need to buy food and/or drinks and the pool is small and grubby. It’s good for a stand up leg stretch but that’s all
Written February 3, 2020
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1traveladdictblog
Santa Monica, CA219 contributions
Fun for a few hours
Apr 2019 • Solo
Took a horse snd buggy ride then caught one of the little boats who rowed me around the islas. Fun seeing the different homes and watching the monkeys jumping through the trees. The boatman was very knowledgeable about the area and the owners of the different islas
Written April 29, 2019
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optimistraveler
Los Angeles, CA61 contributions
Secluded Isletas
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is one of those places that you've probably never heard of and when you tell people about how wonderful it was they will have also never heard of it. We visited the marina and got a boat/driver after lunch in Granada. The leisurely boat ride with the cool breeze in the shadow of the volcano...so nice. The isletas range from simple family dwellings to more expensive homes to hotels to vacation rentals. There is one specifically that has monkeys to see if the boat stops. We didn't get out of the boat anywhere, it simply rides around the many isletas and stops for photos along the way. Parts of it felt like a real-life Disneyland jungle cruise from the sights down to the sounds. I'd love to stay in a hotel there one day. Total seclusion.Worth a visit if you are in Granada.
Written November 27, 2018
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Jenny W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States3,933 contributions
Lovely views on our boat ride
Oct 2018
Our boat ride on Lake Nicaragua was part of a day trip excursion to Granada. At the dock, our bus of 40 divided up into four boats for a tour of the lake and 365 small islands (some very small). Most are privately owned, some lived on and many used for businesses such as restaurants or eco-lodges. One tiny islet is home to two rescued monkeys - a spider monkey and a capuchin - that had been pets. Our boatman and his brother lived on one of these islands. Many of the residents are fishermen or do other work on the lake. About 1200 people live on the islands; the children who live here attend a school on one of the islands. You can see the Mombacho Volcano across the lake; it is believed that a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago created the islands. The lake cruise among the islets was my favorite part of the day.
Written October 15, 2018
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heyjudithz
Knoxville, TN1,498 contributions
A must-see in Nicaragua
Mar 2018 • Business
I fell in love with Lake Nicaragua, in particular all of the tiny islands in it. One of the highlights of the country was to take a boat trip on the lake and motor around the isletas, many of which are inhabited! Imagine having your own tiny island to live on! I was enchanted by this experience. We had one tiny island reserved for the day for our group to enjoy lunch and some time on the water kayaking, swimming, and wading. We had a family of howler monkeys on the island with us, which added to the fun!
Written August 7, 2018
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Julaho
Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
Beautiful Isletas
Apr 2018 • Family
My family and I went on a boat tour through Lake Nicaragua to see 3 howler monkeys living on a protected island. We fed them cookies and crackers as they swung down the tree to take the food from our hands. The trip itself was lovely as we got to see birds sitting in bushes along the river leading out to the lake.
Written April 28, 2018
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Elsagunda
Skane County, Sweden28 contributions
A must
Feb 2018 • Couples
Do not miss out on a boattrip around las isletas. Make sure to shop around for the best price. You van deal with the tour operators or the individual captains down by the beach to first take a tour, then drop you off at one of the restaurants, and pick you up a couple of hours later.
Written April 2, 2018
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anneha451
Cheltenham, UK153 contributions
Choose your guide carefully
Mar 2018
Make sure that you are with a local guide if you are interested in the natural surroundings and not just a fast boat
Written March 6, 2018
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John D
Windsor, Canada240 contributions
Fun boat tour, 'monkey island' is a prison!
Jan 2018 • Family
This boat tour was part of a larger group tour booked through our hotel in Costa Rica. It made for a nice boat tour through a popular resortish area in Nicaragua, lots of very small island with some beautiful private residences. Unfortunately, the dozens of boats we saw next to us were either going or coming to so called 'monkey island'. They can't swim, and are only on a single tiny island (of thousands) so have presumably been installed there as a 'destination attraction' by an entrepreneurial boat tour operator. Sad to see, given the hundreds of other genuinely 'free monkeys' you can see throughout the country.
Written January 11, 2018
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