We are a mature couple traveling with our daughter and her boyfriend (In their late twenties) and I thought this trip sounded fun and would appeal to at least one of the generations. Bad mistake. Our expectations were colored by 1) an positive experience on the musical lighted buses in Granada, Nicaragua, which travel a short circular route, popular with locals and tourists, and costing about a dime; and 2) the sales pitch that we would be accessing the streets inside the walled city, stop in various bars/breweries to see and experience different kinds of establishments, and have free drinks and local foods.
The reality was 1) waiting about 45 minutes for the bus beyond the time scheduled, 2) circulating throughout Bocagrande for about 2 hours picking up people at different hotels, 3) paying substantially more than locals, 4) discovering there were FIVE buses, 5) that we never went inside the walled city except for a small corner near the Plaza de las Bovedas where we were given a tapa, 6) cheap rum passed around the buses and 7) everyone finally pouring out of all five buses into a disco. Fortunately we were close to our hotel and walked home wishing we had spent the time in a good restaurant or microbrewery and enjoying activity in the plazas.
Perhaps if we were a large group of unsupervised teenagers this would be a hoot.
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