My husband and I, along with our teenage daughters (14 and 16) are planning a trip to Nicaragua this December. As of now, we plan on staying in Rancho Santana from Dec 24-28, so that will satisfy our beach part of our trip (we will likely visit San Juan del Sur from there as a day trip). Prior to arrival at Rancho Santana, will will have approx 4-5 days to do activities upon arrival in Managua. We are thinking of staying in the Mambacho Lodge in the Mombacho volcano area for two nights, but we aren't sure where else to stay for perhaps another 2 nights. We are thinking of visiting Masaya, the Laguna de Apoyo and/or the islands in Lake Nicaragua, near Granada. Are these good options or can anyone recommend others in this general area of Nicaragua? also, where should we stay - in Granada, and if so, do you have recommendations? And how about transportation - can someone recommend either a driver or a tour company that can help us with activities and logistics? I know this is a lot to ask for, but the more info, the better for us! Thanks so much in advance.