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How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

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How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

Hi,

We're travelling Nicaragua and Costa Rica in March/April, starting in Granada.

We'd like to see Granada town, the Isletas, Laguna d'Apoyo, Mombacho cloud forest walk, Masaya night tour, the Pueblos Blancos and Masaya market.

Do we need 3 full days to do all this, or could we try to squeeze it into 2?

We considered staying a night in San Simien at Apoyo, but as we will be going to Ometepe afterwards, I imagine we'd be best travelling there from Granada?

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Roger

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1. Re: How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

Granada, isletas and Mombacho can be squeeze in one day and the other you can do the Night tour, Apoyo, white towns y masaya market. No problem. staying one night at the beautiful apoyo wont´n be a problem if later you going to Ometepe.

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Highly recommend staying at San simien it's clean and bloody b-e-a-utiful. spent the day there this morning and they let us use there sail boat, good food and drinks also. The Laguna is also great crystal clear and warm. The islets in Granada are nice and is a two to three hour trip. depending on what guide sucks you in its 10 to 15 usd and if there really good you'll have a drunk monkey on your boat at some point. From the Laguna to San Jorge and the ometepe ferry boat depends on transport by chicken bus it'was about 3 hours ! By cab it's only 1.5 or 2 hours. That's a lot in two days so you'll be busy but defintley do-able.

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3. Re: How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

Highly recommend staying at San simien it's clean and bloody b-e-a-utiful. spent the day there this morning and they let us use there sail boat, good food and drinks also. The Laguna is also great crystal clear and warm. The islets in Granada are nice and is a two to three hour trip. depending on what guide sucks you in its 10 to 15 usd and if there really good you'll have a drunk monkey on your boat at some point. From the Laguna to San Jorge and the ometepe ferry boat depends on transport by chicken bus it'was about 3 hours ! By cab it's only 1.5 or 2 hours. That's a lot in two days so you'll be busy but defintley do-able.

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4. Re: How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

Thanks both. Really helpful advice.

Byron - would it be a good idea to use a guide/driver to see more in a day?

Rylan. - do you have any idea of cost for taking a cab from Apoyo to San Jorge?

Thanks!

Roger

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5. Re: How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

YOu can do Granada, Mombacho and Isletas in one day. Also you can do Laguna de Apoyo , Pueblos blancos and Masaya Market in one day but it will mean that you will not enjoy the Laguna very much...If you will vsitit the Pueblos it will take around a 1/4 day and than the Handycrafft Market 2 to 3 hours so you will not enjoy the Laguna very much (Hiking, Birdwatching, Monkees, Kayak, Sail and Swim in the cleanest water of Central America etc...I would suggest to stay two nights in the Laguna...From ther a taxi to San Jorge should cost around USD 55.

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6. Re: How long to stay in Granada? Is Mombacho cloud forest good?

As i always said Tour guides are ambassadors of their own country and on a tight schedule like that one an organize activity sounds a good thing.

If need a hand let me know.

Byron

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