We’ve had our fair share of colonial town experiences from Cartagena to Antigua to Santo Domingo, but Granada is something else of a find in Nicaragua. It may be not as well manicured as the aforementioned three, but that’s what makes it feel so much more real-life and less touristy.
Forget the cobblestone roads, this is a real town with real people and a genuine vibe.
Last night we stumbled upon paradise thanks to the hospitality of Gerry at Casa del Agua (where we stayed); it’s a fantastic place to decompress if you need advice on where to crash in Granada.
After freshening up we enjoyed a memorable Mediterranean dinner at Camello’s, and had a few drinks along Calle la Calzada, playing music and generally having a grand old time. We tried our best not to be obnoxious Americans…I swear.
Look how kosher we look!
We then walked around town, soaking in the colonial vibe.
The next morning a few of us took bikes to the lakeside:
Don’t dip in! Not as clean as you think:
We all then met up at The Garden Cafe for breakfast and walked around:
Yes, what a lovely little getaway of a place.
– At time of posting in Granada, it was 78.8 °F –
Humidity: 83% | Wind Speed: n/a | Cloud Cover: few clouds