A 10 minute drive take us to Asese Port on the banks of Lake Nicaragua where you have the choice to kayak or take an electric-powered boat through the 365 enchanted islets of Granada. This volcanic archipelago, formed 20,000 years ago when Mombacho Volcano blew most of its cone into the lake, is rich in fauna and flora including caiman, turtles, migrating swallows and a variety of aquatic birds. The San Pablo Fort is an opportunity to learn about colorful stories of marauding pirates attacking the city during the 18th century.
Depending on time and the day of the week we visit the local La Esperancita School, where we have an opportunity to interact with children and teachers who commute here by boat and learn how our visit benefits the community. After a lakeside lunch, we return to Granada to explore the charming cobblestone streets by horse drawn carriage including the Granada market, the Cathedral and the Convent of San Francisco, now a museum with elaborate murals depicting Nicaragua’s history in colorful scenes and a vast collection of pre-Columbian statues and pottery. Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon.