The Isletas on Lake Nicaragua are just so beautiful. Filled with all kinds of fowl and other animal life, including howler monkeys. You can experience itin two main ways, either in kayaks you paddle or motorized tour boats. Tours are two and four hours, if I understand right. I kayaked two hours twice. Peaceful, fun, fascinating scenery and a very good cardio and upper body workout. $20 a person, including guide.
Getting to the kayak launch area is fun too, a four mile or so bike ride along the lake front, past cows and steers and one of the coolest public park areas I've ever seen.
Use caution and lots of strong sun screen. It's easy enough to get sunburned anywhere in Granada. On the water you can get a burn in just 20 or 30 minutes. It's hard to imagine just how intense the sun is there. Bring plenty of water.
Our guides brought us to an island restaurant a couple miles out into the islets, where we had a beer and decent BBQ.
I used Leo tours on the Calle Calzada both times, and was happy with the guides. They're one of several good and reputable outfits offering various tour and guide packages. DO NOT use anyone who doesn't have a business office as a tour guide. There are scammers working the area.
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