Known as La Gran Sultana, it is located just 45 kilometers south of Managua. This colonial city was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, naming it after his native Granada of Spain. It has its ancestral origins in the settlement of the indigenous community of Xalteva.

It is the oldest city in Nicaragua and one of the first cities established on the American mainland. Parked in front of the Great Lake of Nicaragua, in which the Isletas de Granada archipelago is located, with 365 islets of volcanic origin, daughters of Mombacho.

Granada, due to its geographical position, suffered several pirate incursions in the 1665th century that looted the city. These incursions occurred in 1670, 1685 and 1856. In XNUMX it was set on fire and almost completely destroyed by the hosts of the North American filibuster William Walker. After the National War, its reconstruction began, depriving it of a rich colonial and neoclassical architecture in its churches and other buildings and squares.

How to enjoy Granada?

Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve

This is a magical place that will captivate you from your arrival and offers wonderful views for lovers of nature and photography. In this nature reserve you can do canopy and hiking, choosing between its three paths:


U.S. $1700Persona


U.S. $2500Persona
  • El Crate Trailr with a distance of 1.5km with a duration of 1 ½ hours.
  • The Tigrillo Trail with a distance of 2.5km with a duration of 2 ½ hours.
  • El Puma Trail with a distance of 4km in a duration of 4 hours, from Monday to Sunday.

Likewise, you can enjoy the experience of the complete process of growing coffee and its transformation. In the place you can enjoy breakfast and lunch with prices ranging from C$60 to C$130 cordobas and of course the coffee harvested and produced on the El Progreso farm.

The crater

U.S. $1200Group

The tigrillo

U.S. $1700Group

The Puma

U.S. $2200Group

Canopy or walk over the treetops, using high-angle equipment and techniques in the company of professional naturalist guides, includes coffee tasting.

Aguas Agrias Manares River Nature Reserve

sour waters

Its crystal clear waters and the great variety of flora and fauna, is what most impresses the tourists who visit the Aguas Agrias Manares River Nature Reserve, an ideal place for nature lovers, who escape the madding crowd of the city.

Located south of the Mombacho volcano, in the Aguas Agrias community, riding a nandaime, the reserve offers a full day to be in contact with nature. The visitor can bring their food and have a family picnic.

The transparency of its waters surprises visitors, who have come to compare this place with the Ojo de Agua in Ometepe.

sour water


sour water

U.S. $200Foreign

Islets of Granada

There are 365 islets that adorn Lake Cocibolca, near the city of Granada. Of volcanic origin, they constitute a tropical paradise full of leafy trees and native fauna. Boat rides and stays on the islets are an unforgettable experience for visitors and a source of livelihood for local communities.

Another option to explore the lake is the boats located on the floating dock of the Granada Tourist Center or in Puerto Asese, where you can get to know the multiple islets and islets, stay at one of the restaurants located on the islets, either to eat or rest in a warm environment, visit the Island of the Monkeys, and meet its inhabitants who They are part of that wonderful creation of nature.

boat rental

U.S. $2000Price for group of 7 people

boat rental

U.S. $300 Price per person

family cruises

Family Cruise

The Family Cruise that departs from the EPN terminal on Sundays is an option to tour the lake and its islets, making a stop at Fort San Pablo.

EPN website Family Cruises

Family Cruise Adults

C$15000Price per person

Family Cruise Kids

C$7500Price per person

Colonial City Tours


There is more than one way to tour this colonial city, if you are adventurous and you like sports, you can do it by bicycle, or if you prefer something more traditional, you can do it by car, where you can enjoy this experience in a group.

Bicycle - City Tours

U.S. $1000Persona


U.S. $20004 to 5 People

colonial infrastructures

La Pólvora Fortress

The cemetery of Granada is one of the oldest in Central America, with its Chapel of Souls, which is a replica of the Parisian chapel.

Chapel of Souls: Located in the Granada Cemetery, between Las Camelias street and the road to Nandaime.

In 1878 the North American Teodoro E. Hooke began a campaign in order to provide the Granada Cemetery with a chapel. In 1885 the walls were raised, missing only the roof. It was built under the direction of the master builder, Carlos Ferrey. Its architecture is neoclassical in style, its main façade is framed by four columns on a raised atrium. The walls are built with carved quarry stone, with fine chisel carvings. The roof is defined by a vault and the altar is topped by a taquezal dome.

La Pólvora Fortress, dating from 1748, was a warehouse and gunpowder factory, a strategic point to defend the city from English and French pirates, among others. It was also used as a National Guard barracks.

San Francisco Convent and Museum

San Francisco Convent and Museum

At San Francisco Convent Museums Cultural Center You will be able to know all the history of Granada, visit the Railway Station, the Choco Museum, doing the chocolate tour and the Museum of Crafts that is next to the Choco Museum.

Ticket Cost

foreign convent

U.S. $500Persona

National Convent


Convent Students


Craft Museum

U.S. $500Persona

Choco Museum

Granada Cathedral

Museum of chocolate What does it offer:

mini tours

U.S. $1000Persona

work shop

U.S. $2200Persona

Chocolate Spa

U.S. $1400Persona

Day Pass

U.S. $1000Persona


Granada Cathedral

The Route of the Churches with its bell towers adapted as viewpoints: María Auxiliadora Chapel, Xalteva Church, La Merced Church, the Cathedral, San Francisco Church and Guadalupe Church, which was also a fortress to defend the city from attacks by pirates and freebooters. Los Campanarios, today viewpoints, where you can contemplate the city and its natural reserves.


U.S. $100Persona

The mercy

U.S. $100Persona


U.S. $100Persona

Visit the central park

Vigoron in Central Park

Visit Central Park, whose name is Parque Colón, tasting a delicious vigorón and its fresh grass, with that traditional touch of cabbage salad with tomato, accompanied by mimbro and banana vinegar, is almost a must if you go to Granada. Here you will find a variety of handicrafts, jewelry, creations in fabric, leather and wood.

Vigoron + Grama soft drink



U.S. $1000

House of the boxes

House of the boxes

In the municipality of diriomo, you can taste the traditional cajetas de The House of the Boxes; take a tour in caponera or mototaxi, depending on the route, either to the viewpoint of the town and learn about the simplicity and humility of its inhabitants, its churches where one of the most recognized is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Candelaria, Patron Saint of the Diriomeños.

House of the boxes


Tour in caponeras

*The prices may vary.