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Laguna de Apoyo

Carretera Masaya Km 38, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua
+505 5847 0711
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  • Average6%
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“crater lake” (42 reviews)
“day trip” (52 reviews)
“la abuela” (14 reviews)
Carretera Masaya Km 38, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua
+505 5847 0711
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here for a day at Paradiso Hotel to relax on the beach, swim in the lake and take out some kayaks. We definitely weren't disappointed. With no vendors around hassling tourists for money; it was a very relaxing way of spending a day...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day our here to chill by the lake and it was well worth it. There is a floating pontoon that you can swim out to or if you're not a strong swimmer like me there is floating tubes to help you out and...More

Thank Hayden Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 9-year-old son here, and he was so excited to swim in an (inactive) volcano crater. It was very scenic and not too crowded. The water was a pleasant temperature, too.

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lagoon. Make sure you see it from up above where you can really grasp the beauty of it.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brief visit and ate at a restaurant overlooking Laguna Apoyo. If you're looking for majestic views then you're in the right place.

Thank ravinmcfarlane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to swim and relax in Nicaragua. There are no vendors or (usually) crowds; just tranquil beauty and a perfect temperature clean lake.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was really fun and really chill! And it have the most stunning sunrise I've ever seen! Also it's kinda private so there aren't to many tourist which is nice

Thank Kasper H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had such an amazing day here! I wish I'd stayed on the lake. The sand's black from the volcano but the water is incredibly clear and wonderfully warm. I kayaked out to the middle and it was so peaceful. You can do day trips...More

1  Thank AdM85
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot to spend a couple days. Beautiful view with great staff. Good base to do day trips to the city. We missed out on having a private room as it was busy. Reserve ahead of time.

Thank patrick d
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very much a hidden gem! I spent a couple of nights here on a camping trip where we pitched next to Laguna Apoyo beach. The lake is absolutely perfect for swimming and kayaking. Its a great place to stay if you are looking for a...More

Thank leo b
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Side W
Is there just one resort that Miranda B could be referring to and if so, what's its name? Thank you.
23 January 2017|
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Response from forestbynum | Reviewed this property |
There are several resorts on the laguna and a few in walking distance. I stayed at Casa Marimba. The ones on the lakefront property will be much more expensive . I would look at all options and amenities before making a... More
what is the town of esteli like is it a safe town and how far is it to the closest border ?Hondorus
30 August 2016|
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Response from Dave N | Reviewed this property |
The main thing in Estelli is of course the fabulous cigars. I just got back inside from enjoying one each with a bud, we brought our limits back. Lol. It's nice enough area too, and we didn't have a lot of time there, but... More
I live in California, and am thinking of retiring to this region of Nicaragua. Any advice for a long term place to stay for a month or so as I look at options. I am a 60++ year old female traveling by myself- and possibily my dog is customs/animal requirements allow for this. Don't be afraid to offer ideas and suggestions-I will be on a limited budget. Thank you!
21 August 2015|
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Response from PilikaiHawaii | Reviewed this property |
Get a cheap hotel and then search for a local house for rent with the local people. If you're planning to retire here I imagine that at least you speak Spanish fluently right ? So just walk around the small shops and sure... More