Shore Excursion Details

Granada's Nature & Colonial Architecture

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Granada's Nature & Colonial Architecture


  • 7
    ore Estimate Duration
  • Indicato per le famiglie
  • Pasto
  • Accessibilità
  • Accessibilità limitata

Begin your guided journey of discovering Nicaragua by boarding a comfortable, air-conditioned coach that awaits you at the pier. As you venture forth from San Juan del Sur, sit back and enjoy the beauty of the rolling hills and exotic flora and fauna that are unique to Nicaragua. Make sure to have your cameras ready for your first stop, Catarina; a breathtaking overlook that offers stunning vistas of some of Nicaragua's most beautiful landmarks combined with the beauty of mother nature, such as the Apoyo Lagoon formed 23,000 years ago when hot springs filled a volcano crater. You will also enjoy a bird's eye view of Granada, the picturesque colonial city founded in 1524 by a Spanish Conquistador, the Mombacho Volcano and it’s evergreen ecosystem, and Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and home to a volcano chain of hundreds of beautiful islets. It is also home to the only freshwater bull shark on the planet. While here, peruse the unique market located at the overlook, where it's possible to purchase handmade leather products, beautiful embroidered clothing, delicate wood carvings, hand-painted ceramics and hundreds of other items representative of the country's unique and mysterious culture. 

Continue from here to the Colonial city of Granada. Once in Granada, step back in time as you visit this picturesque colonial city located in the shadow of the towering Mombacho Volcano on the shore of Lake Nicaragua. Founded in 1524 by Spanish Conquistador Hernandez de Cordoba, Granada’s historic churches and convents have withstood the test of the centuries including invasions from English, Dutch and French pirates.

Your guided walking tour here includes a stroll through the Parque Central, the city’s social, cultural and economic hub, where local artisans and vendors offer their beautifully crafted products for sale. Take time to marvel at the timeless beauty and historic legacy that has been preserved in this amazing city.

Prior to your scenic drive back to the ship, you'll be treated to a buffet lunch of traditional Nicaraguan favorites that include chicken medallions, sea bass, rice and beans, and dessert.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing over mostly even surfaces, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There may be some cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light clothing to include a sweater for the coach; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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Excursion Type:

Tour panoramici e della città
Siti di interesse storico

Activity Level:

Titolo immagine
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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