How to Kill 3 Lazy Days in Granada

How to Kill 3 Lazy Days in Granada, Granada, Nicaragua (B)

For my first Central American experience I head to Nicaragua’s most scenic town – Granada. Unfortunately, I did so after a burn out 3-months through Europe. This left me with little desire to climb mountains or go trekking through a jungle. Still, with only 3 days in Granada to spend, I was able to cover many of its local highlights in lazy fashion including its colonial courtyards and swimming in a volcano.

Located a seemingly short 42 KM from Managua, getting to Granada can be a grueling ride. For a couple dollars you can catch a colorful chicken bus but be warned, this ride is long and uncomfortable. As I only had 3 days in Granada to spend and was doing so as lazily as possible I opted to arrange private transport through my hotel. At about $60 it was not cheap but it was quick, comfortable, and safe as we arrived late in the evening.

Granada’s colonial past is on display with its colorful buildings and iconic churches. After dragging myself out of my air-conditioned room I hit La Calzada street which is lined with many well-kept examples of colonial architecture. Being the tourist strip, La Calzada street is where you will find the city’s most popular (and surprisingly expensive) restaurants and bars. Still, there is no better place to relax with a drink street side. Being exhausted I was happy to pay up and enjoy the local views. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Kill 3 Lazy Days in Granada
Guide Location: Nicaragua » Granada
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • La Calzada street
  • Plaza de la Catedral
  • Granada’s Central Park
  • Central Market
  • Iglesia de la Merced