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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Latin American Restaurant
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“This lovely decorated place has a great menu for a nice breakfast or lunch or to just have a good cup of coffee with some of their delicious pastries. They also do have a realy nice souvenir shop where all products are made by locals.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The view of the lagoon inside the volcano crater is absolutely spectacular. Must see! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“La Colonia is one of two major supermarkets in Nicaragua (the other being La Union). La Colonia is comparable to shopping at major supermarkets in the States. In fact, aside from being smaller, it is exactly like "Stop and Shop," the major grocery store chain in NJ. This particular Colonia has a nice selection of wine, bears and hard liquors.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“These spectacular tiny islands offer a great place to see nature, birds, and wildlife in a natural habitat. The best way to see monkeys and bird life is to kayak early morning.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“Historical monastery-turned-museum with Nicaraguan history & cultural exhibits, including artifacts and an amazing collection of huge pre-Colombian petroglyph statues! Also the oldest church in the Americasa. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to do a 1 hour loop hike with killer views when it isn't too cloudy and a fun zip lining course. Edit ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“2 hour drive out of the capital near Granada you reach this Natural Reserve, Hiking tours available, and for the real adrenaline junkies, a tour to the top of the volcano”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Discover the exotic flora and fauna of the Mombacho volcano and enjoy panoramic views over Granada as you drive to the crater.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Central Park Of Granada is the center of life in Granada. Sit and watch the world go by. Horse drawn carriages, artists selling their wares, cafes and restaurants line two sides of this quaint park ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“The place to buy local art, souvenirs and take in the culture, great food too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This is where you will find the cheapest fruit, vegetables, eggs, soap, clothing and other basic items. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nice little hotel and restaurant on the water at Laguna de Apoyo. Good place to get lunch and float in the lake or jump off their dock.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Spectacular. Go zip-lining and visit the Coffee Museum. Or go and take a jungle hike around the 400 ft high volcano crater with amazing views of Granada and the lake. Really spectacular. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Catarina is a charming city and only 20 minutes away from our villa. Adorned by several nurseries and a magnificent view of Lake Apoyo, you will find art workshops and the "Villa de Artesanías" with lots of shops. Here you can also go horseback riding, or hike through the forest and trails leading you to the coast of the Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve. Culture is also a highlight here. Massive, picturesque and cheerful processions are held during throughtout the year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Visitors to this 1534 church can climb a spiral staircase to the bell tower for panoramic views.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Latin American Restaurant
“This lovely decorated place has a great menu for a nice breakfast or lunch or to just have a good cup of coffee with some of their delicious pastries. They also do have a realy nice souvenir shop where all products are made by locals.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast Restaurant in Granada: Great Breakfast & lunch. Try Waffles and Pancakes. Address: In front of Convento San Francisco, Arsenal Street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a delicious, more expensive gourmet option and a lovely place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Ask for a table in the garden by the fountain or in air conditioning in the bar. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mediterranean restaurant, Falafel,hommus, Tabbouli, Pizza , Wine ...ETC. have a look for the price menu before you order ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Technically coffee shop, but also has excellent limited food menu. High end prices and offerings. Hit or miss hours ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local favorite, famous for Guapote (fish from Lake Nicaragua). Great ambiance with dirt floors and delicious food. Recommend taking a taxi because it's a little far out (through not great neighborhoods). Even the President eats here when he's in town! They also have good steak and chicken dishes, as well as children's plates ”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
“great food, good ambiance, good service, ask for the owner Hernan a very nice man, he speaks english. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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