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The beautiful colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua is an easy one-day tour from Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Dating back to 1524, the heart of Granada is preserved with original architecture showed off beautifully in the cathedral and other churches, along with homes and public buildings. The city is located next to the enormous Lake Nicaragua, the largest fresh water lake in Central America. Its little islands, called “isletas”, are volcanic in origin.

On this tour, you will also visit the famous artisan market of Masaya. Specialized handicrafts include handmade hammocks, leather bags and leather sandals.

Tour departs at:
5:00 a.m. Zone #1: Papagayo, Liberia, RIU Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco and nearby areas.
4:00 a.m. Zone #2: Langosta, Conchal, Flamingo, Tamarindo, and nearby areas.

Return: approximately 7:00 p.m.

Tour includes: Roundtrip transportation in a vehicle with a/c, bottle of water and snack, bilingual tour guide, immigration fees at the border, breakfast and lunch, boat tour to the islands in Lake Nicaragua, City Tour of Granada with a visit to the Cathedral, artisan market in Masaya, and Masaya Volcano hike to Catarina Lookout point.


  • From Zone #1: $155 per person
  • From Zone #2: $180 per person

Minimum: 2 people

What to Bring? Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.


  • The Granada, Nicaragua tour only operates Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • It is required to bring your passport and a copy of your flight tickets departing Costa Rica (for immigration purposes).

Granada Nicaragua Tour

Granada Nicaragua is part of our Guanacaste Tours. Granada City is a colonialcity that dates back to 1524.