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    • Travelling Nica alone

      Nicaragua Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Hey there,

      I'm travelling Nicaragua alone from January to March 2015..
      I'm 26 y/o, female, and pretty new to travelling. I'm laidback, want to hit up Granada, Leon, and Ometepe Island, hike some volcanos and choose the most cost efficient way. Would love to travel with someone around my age for a bit. Any me at

    • Bus travel San Jorge to San Carlos

      Nicaragua Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Is there daily bus travel from San Jorge to San Carlos? I will be on Ometepe and want to go to San Carlos, down the Río San Juan and return to Granada. Are buses frequent, daily?

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      Finalizing seven-night itin, thoughts please

      Nicaragua Dec 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      My husband and I will be travelling to Nicaragua for one week in March - arriving midday on a Saturday and leaving midday the following Saturday - six full days/seven nights total.

      We are trying to come up with an itinerary so that we can book accommodations in advance. We would definitely like to stay in León, hike a nearby volcano and either do a day trip to Las Peñitas or possibly stay there for one night. We are also interested in several sights around Granada, but we are not interested in Granada itself at all. We've done a lot of reading and based on our past travel experience, it doesn't sound like somewhere we need/want to spend any time in.

      Here is exactly what we would like to do:

      Around Granada

      - Kayak around Las Isletas

      - Go for a dip and relax in Laguna de Apoyo

      - Visit Volcán Mombacho and do one of the hikes

      León and Around

      - Explore the city, see the cathedral and art gallery

      - Relax in the city (cool bars/cafes)

      - Hike/day trip to one of the nearby volcanoes

      - Get a good amount of beach time at Las Peñitas (try surfing lessons, relax on beach)

      - Possibly stay one night at Las Peñitas to be able to fully relax and enjoy the sunset

      Given the time that we have (7 nights, 6 full days, and two half days), how would you suggest we split up our time? How long will we need in Granada to see those specific things? Should we use Granada as a base or should we be staying somewhere else, possibly at one of the accommodations at Laguna de Apoyo?

      We want this to be more of a mellow trip so don't want to spend all of our time moving between destinations (even knowing that the distances aren't long).

      Thank you very much!

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      Nicaragua Route- Advice Anyone??

      Nicaragua Dec 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      I am travelling to Nicaragua mid January, solo female,my flight arrives late so I have arranged hotel with pickup in Managua and I plan on doing the typical gringo trail.My question is this - do I
      -A- stay overnight in Managua,next day take microbus from UCA to Leon (safe?) then make my way to Grenada , Omepete, SJDS .... or
      -B- when I arrive at airport go straight to Grenada to overnight,then do Omepete, SJDS, Leon........also keep in mind I want to hit up Corn islands and wasn't sure when I should do that....right away after arriving or later on in trip?I have 28 days total to burn.
      Thanx Aimee


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    • we need a ride

      Granada Jan 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      There are 4 of us flying into Liberia, CR and have reservations in Granada for 4 nights. What is the best transportation from Liberia to Granada?

      1 Answer Jan 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM
    • British Family Visiting Granada - Safety

      Granada Jan 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      Hi there,

      My Family (wife and two children ages 15 and 11) are planning to make a short trip to Granada from Miami this April and I wondered how safe the city is for an obvious non Nicaraguan looking family to walk around in?

      we have been torn between Cartagena in colombia and Granada for this short break so any views on either would be great.

      Many Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM
    • Weather in Grenada in February

      Granada Jun 29, 2011 at 4:31 AM

      Hi What's it like? Humidity? Day time highs? Is it a safe place? Thanks john

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM
    • Mombacho Volcano Hiking

      Granada May 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM

      Does anyone know how long and the difficulty level of this hike.
      Thanks, Kirsty

    • Other Hikes or walkng tours in Granada (Nicaragua)

      Granada May 21, 2010 at 11:07 AM

      Can anyone suggest any other hikes or walk in Granada, Nicaragua or any walking tours which takein the local arcitecture? Kirsty

    • Other Hikes in Granada (Nicaragua)

      Granada May 21, 2010 at 10:56 AM

      Does any one know if there are any other hike/walks apart from the Volcano hikes/tour in Granada, Nicaragua area? Kirsty

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      Language Schools

      Granada Feb 16, 2009 at 8:44 AM

      Hi all,

      can anyone please recommend a decent Spanish school in Granada? I'll be travelling through Honduras and Nicaragua and have two weeks to kill before my flight goes back, so I'd like to spend these two weeks with an intensive Spanish course.

      Thanks for any help!

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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      Bus and Hostel inquiries

      Granada Jul 2, 2008 at 3:49 PM

      I'm spending 2 weeks in Grecia, Costa Rica and will be taking a bus to Granada afterwards. Problem is I'm not sure if it's possible to go directly there. Would I need to pass through Managua? Any advice on making this trip is greatly appreciated! If it matters at all, I'm a little white female solo backpacker with very little along the lines of an "itinerary" as I'm highly spontaneous..

      Also I've done a good bit of research on hostels (including numerous VT pages) in Granada but am quite indecisive. Any recommendations/experiences? This is my first major solo trip and I'm excited!


      3 Answers Jul 11, 2008 at 3:12 PM
    • Monkey Island - How to?

      Granada May 25, 2008 at 5:26 PM

      We are headed to Costa Rica and Nicaragua later this summer and REALLY want to go to see "Los Isletas" off the coast of Granada, but are having trouble finding how to go about organising this. Anybody got an idea or two, maybe the name of a "company" that goes?

      Thanx for the advice,
      Happy travels

      3 Answers May 28, 2008 at 1:14 AM
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      anyone available to meet up in Granada tonight or the next 2 days?

      Granada Nov 18, 2007 at 6:06 AM

      Hello!! we are the youngest people on our organized tour and looking to meet some fun folks in granada - we will be there this evening after 9.30pm, and for the next 2 days. any travelers, local vtérs, love to meet up! looking for lively interesting folks. cute boys a bonus! we´re down to earth & fun loving. we might do the zipline if it´s available in granada area, & will be exploring the city during the day. thanks!

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2007 at 9:04 AM
    • Flights from Atlanta

      Granada Aug 16, 2007 at 7:02 AM

      I cannot find a flight from Atlanta, GA to Granada, Nicaragua. Which airlines flies there? Does one have to fly into a different city first?

      2 Answers Sep 2, 2007 at 11:26 PM
    • Visiting Granada

      Granada Feb 25, 2007 at 9:45 AM


      I'm a 32 y.o. BF who is considering going to Granada for 8 weeks this summer to learn spanish. I'm curious about things like ATM access, driving conditions (for renting a car), general safety tips for a female traveling alone, and what are some must see sites in the country. At the end of my stay I plan to travel for a week with my boyfiend. Also if you are a racial minority, how was your experience in Nicaragua?

      Thanks :)

      8 Answers Nov 10, 2007 at 8:12 PM
    • visiting childrens' homes

      Granada Jan 22, 2007 at 3:55 PM

      i would like to visit a school or children's home in granada. i would like to take some gifts, such as pencils and erasers and crayons. is this possible?


      1 Answer Feb 6, 2007 at 9:25 AM
    • airport transfer

      Granada Oct 14, 2006 at 2:45 PM

      Is there a shuttle service that goes from MGA to Granada. If not, how do I arrange for a cab and what is the cost?

      1 Answer Oct 15, 2006 at 7:42 PM
    • Yo Habla English?

      Departamento de Granada Dec 30, 2004 at 4:09 PM

      Greetings!, We are thinking of visiting Nicagaragua/Costa Rica for a about 10 days in January/February 05 and was wondering if we could get around when neither of us speaks spanish???? Planned on taking the bus and seeing the sights while traveling light. This would be our first visit there. Planning on spending time in Granada, Estoli and a few day in Costa Rica. Any recommendations on anything would be welcome. Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2005 at 9:46 PM
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      living outside Granada?

      Departamento de Granada Oct 26, 2004 at 6:10 PM

      I have heard that Granada is beautiful, but hot. Is it possible to find an apt. outside Granada in the hills, where it is cooler? If so, is it accessible by bus or inexpensive taxis? Thanks

      1 Answer Nov 25, 2004 at 6:20 PM