GRANADA: THE OLDEST CITY IN THE AMERICAS
Granada is an exquisite city and was the setting for the pillage of pirates and filibusters that devastated the caribbean during the XVII,XVIII and XIX centuries. Founded in 1524 by captain Francisco Hernández de Cordoba, it’s one of the oldest cities on the American continent still preserved in its original location. A great way to observe the beauty of Granada´s vibrant architecture and historical churches is to rent an adorned horse drawn carriage and with a soft trot, arrive at the center of the city. Granada, besides its colonial architecture and natural beauties, offers a nightlife full of activities for all tastes and ages.
Additionally, just a few minutes from Granada , right within your reach, are some of Nicaragua´s most diverse natural attractions:
- Islets: there is nothing more relaxing for the spirit than a journey through the many calm canals that separate the 365 islets are also the setting of the ” viacrucis acuatico”, a representing the stations of the cross aboard ornamented boats during Holy Week festivities.
- Canopy Tours and Cloud Forests: the nearby Mombacho Volcano Natural reserve offers the opportunity to gain a birds-eye view of the rich flora and fauna of this well-preserved cloud forest, while skimming a top trees via canopy.
Getting to Granada from San Juan del Sur: Take a bus or taxi to Rivas and from there buses leave frequently to Granada.
Travel time: 1 hr 15 mins