The city of Granada is one of the biggest attractions for people visiting Nicaragua. The architecture, the people, and the history of the area is so interesting that many of the visitors to Jicaro find the city tour one of their favorite experiences.
Even though Granada is much closer to the Pacific Ocean it’s actually a port city to the Atlantic with a passageway through lake Nicaragua flowing through the San Juan River. During Granada’s history they have seen attacks by the Dutch, French and the English who were all trying to gain control of Lake Nicaragua. There are not too many lakes in the world with a pirate history!
The city itself has bright painting and beautiful old architecture that seems almost as though it’s been in a time warp. Even though the infrastructure is modern, some of the buildings are well over 100 years old.
Granada is located just a short boat ride away from Jicaro island so make sure you schedule some time in to see our closest city.