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Nicaragua - Ometepe Island & Granada

6 days from £915pp (excl. international flights)

Granada  – Ometepe Island  – Granada

The perfect introduction to Nicaragua

This combination trip of Granada and Ometepe Island is the perfect introduction to Nicaragua and can easily combined with other countries in the region.

Delve into the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty.

Begin your adventure in Granada, Nicaragua's oldest colonial city, with charming cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and magnificent Spanish colonial architecture. Explore the iconic landmarks such as the colourful Granada Cathedral and the historic Fortaleza La Polvora, each narrating tales of a bygone era.

Next, venture to the mystical Ometepe Island, situated in the heart of Lake Nicaragua. This tranquil oasis is renowned for its twin volcanic peaks, Concepción and Maderas, which dominate the island's skyline. Immerse yourself in the island's lush rainforests, tranquil beaches, and fascinating archaeological sites, including ancient petroglyphs and mysterious stone statues.

Whether strolling through Granada's picturesque streets or hiking amidst Ometepe's natural beauty, this journey promises to alight your interest in Nicaragua's rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Managua - Granada

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Granada plaza

Arrive in the evening to Managua where you will be greeted warmly before being transferred to Granada. This historic colonial gem brims with Spanish charm and rich history. Check into your boutique haven, Patio del Malinche, a lovingly restored Spanish-colonial abode where each room offers terrace access. This hotel offers a real homely experience amidst the heart of the city.

Day 2: Granada city tour & Chocolate workshop

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Exploring the highlights of Granada

Discover Granada's historic centre by foot and traditional horse-drawn carriage, guided by locals passionate about their city's heritage. Visit iconic landmarks such as the San Francisco Convent and La Merced church, offering panoramic vistas of the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano from its bell tower. In the afternoon, engage in an interactive workshop, delving into the world of cacao and chocolate-making. Learn the art from bean to bar, crafting your own delectable treats from Nicaraguan organic cocoa beans.

Day 3: Granada to Ometepe Island

San Juan view

Journey by road and ferry to Ometepe Island, characterised by two majestic volcanic peaks emerging from western Lake Nicaragua. Inhabited for millennia for its fertile volcanic terrain, the island hosts archaeological treasures scattered across its landscape. From the family run San Juan de la Isla, embrace sandy shores, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking vistas, with lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and natural springs at its core. Ometepe's unparalleled beauty and cultural significance make it a hidden gem among Nicaragua's attractions.

Day 4: Explore Ometepe Island

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Laid back Ometepe Island

Guided by a knowledgeable local, explore the island's natural wonders and culture. Begin with a visit to Finca Magdalena, a vibrant community-run coffee plantation, engaging with locals and witnessing their way of life. Explore the mystical Charco Verde Nature Reserve and Chico Largo lagoon, steeped in folklore, then delve into the island's ancient past at a Pre-Columbian artifact site. Conclude with a forest excursion to Ojo de Agua spring, offering a serene swim in its crystalline waters.

Day 5: Ometepe Island to Granada

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Explore Lake Nicaragua by kayak

In the morning take a kayaking adventure through the picturesque Las Isletas archipelago. Glide along the tranquil waters encircling the 365 islets, spotting diverse bird species and wildlife inhabiting the area. Pass by local fishing villages, observing their daily rhythms. Enter serene canals adorned with lush foliage, where kingfishers, herons, and magpie-jays perch in the verdant trees. It's an idyllic immersion into the natural splendour of Nicaragua's stunning landscape. After the excursion, transfer back to the city of Granada.

Day 6: Depart Granada

Depending on your onward arrangements, enjoy some extra time exploring the city or relaxing with a Nicaraguan coffee in the sun.


Location: Nicaragua Holidays, South and Central America Holidays

Price: £pp

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When to go to Nicaragua

A month-by-month guide of when to go to Nicaragua

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January

This month offers sunny days and warm temperatures, making it perfect for exploring beaches like San Juan del Sur and Corn Islands.

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February

Similar to January, February boasts excellent weather for outdoor activities such as hiking in the lush rainforests or enjoying water sports on the Pacific coast.

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March

As the dry season continues, March is ideal for visiting colonial cities like Granada and León, with comfortable temperatures and clear skies.

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April

Easter celebrations in Nicaragua are vibrant and colorful, particularly in cities like Masaya and Managua, offering cultural experiences for visitors.

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May

May marks the start of the rainy season, but it's still possible to enjoy the country's natural beauty while avoiding crowds at popular tourist spots.

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June

Rainfall increases in June, so travelers can take advantage of lower prices and fewer tourists while exploring attractions like Ometepe Island and the Masaya Volcano.

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July

Despite occasional showers, July offers opportunities for eco-tourism adventures, including birdwatching in the cloud forests of the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve.

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August

The rainy season peaks in August, but visitors can still enjoy the country's diverse wildlife by exploring national parks like Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve.

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September

Rainfall begins to subside in September, making it a great time to visit Nicaragua's coffee plantations and learn about the country's rich agricultural heritage.

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October

Although showers are still common, October presents an excellent opportunity to experience traditional Nicaraguan festivals like the Palo de Mayo in Bluefields.

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November

As the dry season approaches, November offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities such as zip-lining in the canopy forests and volcano trekking.

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December

The holiday season brings festive atmosphere to Nicaragua, with lively street markets and celebrations in cities like Managua and Estelí.

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