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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first when we pulled away from the shore it seemed a bit dull. But when we began to weave through the islands wow! Very nice. Fascinating to see all the houses on their own islands. Definitely do this.

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for late afternoon boat ride around the islands of Granada . There are over 300 of them. They were formed a book by volcanoes and many of them have homes on them. It was very interesting to look at the construction as well as the way they have adapted to living on the island. A most interesting trip that is well worth it. Another one of our highlights of Granada.

Thank Fastphilad
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

I took a kayak tour to the Islets in the end of August. It was the rainy season, I was hoping for some clouds but the sun was strong that day. If you do this tour, make sure you put on some sunblock and bring a hat if it's a sunny day. I had a guide to show me around the islets. Received a little bit of knowledge about several of the islands. We visited Monkey Island as well. Overall, it was a good 2 hours well spent in the islets. Paddling was pretty easy, not a lot of boat traffic and the waves are generally calm. We got to see a lot of birds, spider and howler monkeys, and bats. If you are in the area and have 2-3 hrs to spare, you can't go wrong with visiting the islets. If you've never been in kayak before, it might be easier if you bring a second person. Paddling for 2 hrs can be tiring for some, especially in the heat.

Thank comphollic
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing place I have visited in Nicaragua! It’s a must if you are in this country! Really mesmerizing!!

1  Thank Hildemaro C
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I've visited the Islets a couple of times, once on a 2 hour tour and once we rented a house on one of the islands and spent the days kayaking and paddle boarding around exploring and stopping in at different restaurants and bars and eating Guapote! If you are in town you should really go on a tour at least to see this absolutely unique place. Each island is formed from a rock that exploded into the lake when Mombacho Volcano erupted thousands of years ago. Now the rocks are covered in jungle and each one contains one or two houses.

1  Thank hanssessegnon
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We went on an hour tour to see the bunglows on water and to feed the couple of monkeys on an island tree.
Tour was ok but it was a long ride to get to the houses and the water beneath was too dirty. There are lot many water taxis and you can check the prices with different operators

Thank swapna n
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I had no idea that Lake Nicaragua was so large (just smaller than Lake Huron) nor that there were so many tiny islands in it. Many of these are inhabited! Imagine having a little island with your home on it. They have electricity and are self-sufficient. The good people who live there simply take a paddle boat or a motor boat to get to the mainland. Kids take paddle boats to school! There is a lot of bird life out there, and one isleta even has some rescued monkeys! A veterinarian who lives on a neighboring isleta saved them from some roadside "zoo" and took them out there to live. They have mango trees and he goes over and feeds them when the mangoes are not enough. Don't go to Nicaragua without motoring around the isletas; it was one of the most charming things about the trip, and believe me, Nicaragua is filled with charm.

Thank heyjudithz
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Did this trip on lake Nicaragua as part of a day trip from Costa Rica. The interesting thing for us was there is an awesome view of Masaya volcano from the lake, it’s a great photo opportunity if you’ve been to the volcano, otherwise you get taken around privately owned islets which gets a bit boring after a while, but hey you’ve been on lake Nicaragua!

Thank KazSteve
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

There are several boating options for seeing this very scenic lake that the conquistadors mistook for a sea since it was so large. (Humorous that their horses knew better and began drinking from it.) We had the best time boating around the islets. They're really small but lush. Locals without a lot of money live on some, washing their clothes at the shore, while millionaires own some of the larger (but still small) islets, living in lovely homes surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. Some islets, created eons ago by volcanic activity, are uninhabited and some have abandoned dwellings, so there's a real mix. We didn't see much wildlife, mostly snowy egrets and other birds, a few turtles, and one monkey that ran out hoping for a treat. We felt so relaxed on the water that it was difficult to keep our eyes open, but the scenery is so pretty we didn't want to miss anything. How often does one see a volcano IN a lake? Apparently one can purchase their very own island for $90k-$3 million.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

If you are in the market for an island, and care about who from the Nicaraguan elite owns a place on the lake, then go.
Our guide pointed out who owned which island and what their business was; Flor de Cana owners, coffee moguls, ex presidents, helicopter pads and large boats.
Monkey island is a joke. A dot of an island with 3 captured monkeys waiting for the next tourist boat to come by and feed them. Pathetic!
The two hour tour comprised of one hour on an island resort where they want you to buy their drinks.
Don't waste your time or money unless you are looking to purchase an island.

Thank merceruk2
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