Laguna de Apoyo is the deepest crater lake in Nicaragua, located in the sleeping Apoyo volcano, about 10 km from Granada and Masaya. The flooded crater lake is 200 meters deep and thus the deepest point of Nicaragua. In the clean water live special fish, which you will not encounter anywhere else! This beautiful area, less than 20 minutes from Granada is definitely a must-visit for all nature lovers. Take a refreshing dive or sign up for a SUP tour on the lake!
The lake is a very peaceful place surrounded by lush jungle, which makes it a rather dreamy destination. Here, you can spot birds, howler monkeys and squirrels. The water is wonderfully refreshing. You can swim, kayak or just relax and float around. Nothing indicates that you are only 20 minutes away from the vibrant town of Granada.
Tip from Marlou:
Tip from Marlou:
The young French owners of the bed and breakfast you stay at, serve a great combination of the best French-Nicaraguan dishes in their small restaurant. You really do not want to leave here….enjoy!
What you can see in La Laguna de Apoyo:
The following destinations are close to this travel package:
Discover the unique volcanic island of Isla de Ometepe
Isla Ometepe or the island of Ometepe lies in the Lake of Nicaragua and was originally formed by two large volcanoes: La Concepcion and Madera. Ometepe also literally means two (ome) mountains (tepe). It's native history makes the island special and worthwhile to explore by foot, bike or motorbike. You arrive by ferry and stay in a simple, but comfortable hotel, a great place to start exploring the island!
Spend the night on the private island of Isleta El Espino
Isleta El Espino is a magical private island in the great Lake of Nicaragua, near Granada. You arrive by boat to the secluded paradise of the American brother and sister who bought the island, because they wanted to set up an eco design hotel. They did an excellent job and you for sure will have a great time here!
Historically, Granada always has been one of Nicaragua's most important cities. Nowadays, this beautiful and colourful town is also the country's main tourist destination. However, you don't find tourist hordes here, you can still experience the true day-to-day routines of the Nicaraguans living in the city. There's a lot to see and do around town, so take your time and spend at least a few days here!