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Masaya & Granada, Nicaragua

Rich history, folklore and volcanoes

Imagine yourself walking through one of the most important colonial cities in Central America. Soak in the unique atmosphere and visit its many shops and markets. Having long been the center of commerce Granada on the western shore of Lake Nicaragua and on the base of the Mombacho Volcano is still a good spot for finding bargains on local arts and crafts as well as gold and silver jewelry. The city of Masaya close by is also well known for its bustling market. The Masaya National Park with the Masaya Volcano is Nicaragua’s first and largest National Park with two volcanoes and five craters. Be sure to walk a bit up so you can get a view of the smoking crater and the superb views.



Masaya, the smallest and most densely populated department in all of Nicaragua, is located 20 km (12 miles) south of Managua. It is home to the Masaya Volcano whose crater is an impressive sight. Its capital city has the same name and is 29 km (18 miles) from Managua. Please click on the links below to see what this town and its region have to offer you.

Masaya, Nicaragua Capital of Nicaraguan Folklore, Home the Masaya Volcano The town of Masaya was established around the time of Nicaragua's independence, as the "Royal Village of San Fernando of Masaya". It was part of the Oriente d... >>

Masaya, Nicaragua Tourist Attractions Crater lakes, Volcano peaks, Architecture This church houses the miraculous image of the patron saint of Masaya. Its architecture is simple yet elegant, with one tower on the façade and an apse topped w... >>


The colonial city of Granada is located some 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Managua. Founded in 1524, it is the oldest city in the continental Americas. Set on the west coast of Lake Nicaragua, it has excellent potential for tourism and historical interest and ideal to explore the many little islands set in the lake. Please click on the link below to see what this town in particular has to offer you.

Granada, Nicaragua Colonial architecture, Lake Nicaragua, Mombacho Volcano Like Leon, the city of Granada still retains its colonial style. Relive those times by taking a ride in a horse-drawn coach, leaving from the Parque Colon, and ... >>

Granada, Nicaragua Tourist Attractions Little islands, Volcano craters, Rich history Convent of San Francisco, La Merced and Xalteva Churches; La Polvora Fort, San Pablo Fort, the small islands (Isletas); the Islote del Muerto (the Isle of the D... >>


We have carefully chosen the most exquisite accommodations that have met our highest standards for comfort and style to assure your stay in the Masaya/Granada region is an unforgettable one.

Hotel Colonial From $75/night Granada, Nicaragua Hotel Colonial is an old colonial house located in the heart of this magical city. It was completely refurbished in 1999 but keeping the same charming Colonial ... >>
Hotel Colonial From $75/night Granada, Nicaragua

Hotel La Gran Francia From $123/night Granada Located right off the main square of the historical colonial city of Granada, La Gran Francia is a splendid ancestral building whose existence historians argue ... >>
Hotel La Gran Francia From $123/night Granada

Jicaro Island Ecolodge From $310/night Granada, Nicaragua Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua´s most upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. The lodge is located just a short boat ride from... >>
Jicaro Island Ecolodge From $310/night Granada, Nicaragua

Totoco Eco Lodge From $100/night Granada, Nicaragua Ometepe Island’s most unique and environmentally responsible hotel. With private and shared accommodation to choose from, Totoco Ecolodge caters for everyone. ... >>
Totoco Eco Lodge From $100/night Granada, Nicaragua

Hotel Plaza Colon From $134/night Granada, Nicaragua Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique c... >>
Hotel Plaza Colon From $134/night Granada, Nicaragua

La Islita Boutique Hotel From $76/night Granada, Nicaragua La Islita Boutique Hotel in Granada, Nicaragua is the one of the newest and most comfortable boutique hotels in the heart of the town’s colonial historic center... >>
La Islita Boutique Hotel From $76/night Granada, Nicaragua

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