These are the top 10 things to do in Granada, Nicaragua and surrounding areas 2017

Looking for things to do in Granada, Nicaragua? No matter what your idea of the perfect vacation entails, Granada has it. Whether your dream vacation includes a luxury hotel and some casual sightseeing by horse-drawn carriage, or a casual hostel and skiing down a live volcano, you can do it here.

Few, if any, Central American cities offer the diversity of activities and experiences that can be done within an hour of here. The location, less than an hour from Managua and the airport, and less than an hour from the Pacific coast, means you can go from beach to tropical to rainforest quickly and cheaply from Granada.

As Granada, Nicaragua is one of the main tourist spots in Central America, all of the guidebooks or websites have an overwhelming list of things to do here. Some good, some not so good. If you only have a few days or a week to get the most out of your Granada trip, you need boots on the ground to sort out the real hits from the misses. This is why we are here.

Some of our recommendations are the usual suspects, and some are new or favorites of the local community that you may have overlooked. As always, if you find a hit that we don’t list here, we would love to hear about your experience!

We don’t sell tours and we don’t link to affiliates.

All of the information we have here is gathered from recent reviews and comments, as well as from locals and expats that live in Granada. We talk to tourists after they have been on these experiences, and we also talk to the tour owners (when possible).

If we see a trend of ratings going down for an experience or tour, we simply delete it. We do not sell advertising, and we do not collect ratings ourselves. This way, you can be assured that what you read here is accurate and timely to the best of our abilities.

Disagree with an experience that we list below? Please reach out and let us know!

Granada, Nicaragua Map, Weather and Currency Converter

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Partly cloudy. High near 90F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
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Partly cloudy. High near 90F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
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07/21 50%
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Scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High around 85F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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07/23 20%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 89F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
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Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 89F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
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07/25 80%
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Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 87F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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