Laguna De Apoyo House
Granada is not a crowded city. With a population of just over 150,000, it has most of the amenities you need and good health facilities. Granada sits on Lake Colcibolca (also known as Lake Nicaragua)—the 19th largest lake in the world—and its picturesque setting is anchored by the famous and much photographed yellow church in the city center.
Sit on a bench in the central park in front of the church and you’ll see children playing; tourists strolling by the stalls where people sell beautiful Nicaraguan handicrafts, clothing, and jewelry; and horses clip-clopping down the streets, pulling quaintly-decorated buggies.
At night, dine at your choice of dozens of outdoor restaurants on the famous La Calzada street, where you can enjoy 2-for-1 mojitos for $2.50, eat mouth-watering barbecued ribs while watching a break-dancing troupe, or listen to mariachis or someone who just feels like singing because it’s fun. People-watch and drink in the sights, smells, sounds, colors, and interesting people that are all part of the scene. It’s exactly what you would expect Nicaragua to look and feel like.