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Carretera Masaya Km 38, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua
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All reviews crater lake day trip paddle boarding small fee beautiful view inner tubes worth the trip perfect temperature clean water clear water great food public beach swim laguna paradiso hostel granada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful place on an excursion while staying in Costa Rica. Worth every penny, and a very long day (14.5 hrs from pick up to drop off from Riu Guanacaste in CR). Absolutely stunning place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rodgersfamily
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Stunning views from high above the lagoon. If you get away from the restaurants and shops it's very peaceful and restful. The restaurants are very expensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Super mellow and beautiful. After a surf maybe come here for a day to relax. Nicaragua has some issues but I still found it safe enough to travel, just be smart. The country and it's people are amazing. This is a nice place to spend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Compass678538
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We spent the day at Laguna de Apoyo while we were visiting Grenada. It is a beautiful location and there is a nice bar and beach. There are no motorized boats allowed which kept the setting quiet and lovely. I am not sure this areas...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank michpadams
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We live in Granada part of the year in our house, and we Love going to San Simeon resort on the Laguna. It is a beautiful place and so peaceful. You are able to spend the day there for 5 US $, and use their...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cjohns50
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The water was nice but you have to pay to swim. We stayed at a resort but the walk down the hill was treacherous. The water was cool however.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pictakertsm
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Stay at nearby Pacayo Lodge and visit the private beach club at Lake Apoyo. The hotel will arrange to transport you to and from the Lagoon, beautiful and relaxing.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Annie M
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Freshwater, remote, no motorized boats or jet skis allowed. Frigates, egrets, Fisher Kings, motmots, wild life abounds. The water is always about 70 degrees. It's a fabulous place to sail, kayak, and relax.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JennyZelle
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This is not your average lake you go to for a day trip. The area used to be an active volcano many years ago, but the volcano erupted and now consists of a giant crater with a lake in the center. There is still thermal...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nicodancetravel
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Stopped here for views of Lake Apoyo as part of a day trip to Nicaragua. The views here are awesome, take time to get some fantastic photos. There is a little market here as well where souvenirs/drinks can be purchased, there’s a toilet here as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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January 23, 2017|
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Response from forestbynum | Reviewed this property |
There are several resorts on the laguna and a few in walking distance. I stayed at Casa Marimba. The ones on the lakefront property will be much more expensive . I would look at all options and amenities before making a... More
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Dave N | Reviewed this property |
The main thing in Estelli is of course the fabulous cigars. I just got back inside from enjoying one each with a bud, we brought our limits back. Lol. It's nice enough area too, and we didn't have a lot of time there, but... More
August 20, 2015|
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Response from PilikaiHawaii | Reviewed this property |
Get a cheap hotel and then search for a local house for rent with the local people. If you're planning to retire here I imagine that at least you speak Spanish fluently right ? So just walk around the small shops and sure... More