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Published: June 12th 2015
Granada is another colonial town in Nicaragua. It is on the western edge of Lago de Managua and is another grand stop along the Central America route. It doesn't have the grit and character of Leon and isn't as perfect as Antigua but I found that it was a thriving town which had a lot to offer. The town is set around the cathedral and leads down onto the lake, the road down to the lake has lots of bars and restaurants and leads to a park and beach.
We arrived in the afternoon from a chicken bus that we got from Leon- Managua- Granada, it was a bit of a palaver, but we got there in the end. The first day there we wandered around the city and did the classic horse driven carriage tour, where we were taken to the main sites of heritage of the town (in style). Afterwards we went to the cathedral and went up a bell tower to give us a nice view of the city, down to the lake. The classic food in Granada is eating gallo pinto (or rice and beans) with plantain and chicken in the Central Park, so we ate
there and went to a few restaurants.
We then planned on going to a really cool treehouse called Poste Rojo to stay for 2 nights. The treehouse is 10km out of Granada and set in the forest. We ended up sleeping in hammocks on a platform and along a swing bridge. It was really cool and competeLy different to anywhere else I ever have and probably ever will stay! On one of the days we took a shuttle to some springs at the bottom of lake Mombacho and chilled out with some of the other guests who we half knew from before hand and the first day we just hung out there and made our own dinner. It was nice to stay for a few days but I think it is definitely too isolated for me in the long term
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