Granada - Hub of Nicaraguan Tourism

One of the most popular locations for visitors to head when they travel to Nicaragua is the town of Granada. This little colonial settlement is a glimpse into the past and what the land seemed like after Europeans occupied the region. The city includes historic construction constructed at some stage in the Spanish occupation and is still fascinating to look upon. The city has kept alive its quaint character throughout the centuries. Yet, it feels like a step back in time and with locals assembling outside on their porches, the timeless European- style buildings and horse-drawn coaches strolling about.

If you choose to vacation in Granada, be certain to take time to soak up its native splendor and culture. Travel to Lake Nicaragua, one of the greatest lakes in Central America and spend time exploring its edge. The environmental attractions about the lake and area as a whole, are stunning to see and virtually difficult to imagine. Plus, the volcano peaks in the backdrop offer a mysterious backdrop to the region that adds to its mysticism. Go on a journey up Volcano Mombacho, and be certain to tour the local colonial buildings, particularly the cathedrals, and dig yourself deep into the culture of the locals.

Granada is the fourth largest city in Nicaragua, with a population just over 191,000. It was started by Cordoba in 1524, and is one of the first colonies established in the Americas. In spite of being the oldest and one of the larger communities in the nation, it continues to be distinctive because of its colonial construction and connections to the western world. It is rapidly becoming the largest tourist destination in Nicaragua, which is assisting the city develop and transform rapidly.

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