After 3 months in South America I took a flight to Nicaragua. When I arrived in the capital Managua I immediately transferred to Granada. This photogenic city is situated on Lake Nicaragua, on which I took a boat tour to Las Isletas.
The area around the Parque Central is beautiful with all the coloured houses and the many churches. From the bell tower of the Iglesia de La Merced I had a great view on the city and the lake. The main tourist street is packed with restaurants and bars and felt like a Walt Disney parade to me. The first signs of mass tourism are there and some places already started to quote their prices in US dollars.
Geared with a mask and a torch I did a sunset-trip to the active Volcán Masaya, the most heavily venting volcano in the country. We climbed the volcano and needed the mask to get a glimpse of the bubbling lava through the massive cloud of sulphurous gases.
Places in Nicaragua