A Perfect Day in Granada
If you ever fly United Airlines, their Hemispheres magazine has a great feature in each issue called “Three Perfect Days in…”. Each month they highlight a different city and recommend restaurants, hotels and activities that make for a perfect vacation in places like Toronto, Munich, Seattle or Capetown.
Here is my “Perfect Day in Granada”.
|Las Isletas tour by boat
|Mombacho from the lake
|Tour of the islets in Lake Nicaragua formed by Mombacho Volcano
After the hike, we picked up a quick but tasty lunch at Lilly’s…a small café off the plaza and then our group was picked up for a boat tour of those very islands we had seen from the top of the volcano. The islands were a variety of privately owned residences for the wealthy of Nicaragua, as well as some that have been preserved for their natural habitats. Learning of Lola’s pregnancy at Monkey Island and the discovery of a flowering Jilincoche tree were bonuses.
As our boat motored back to shore at sunset, we
had stunning views of the Mombacho volcano, where we had started our adventure that morning. Once at the dock, we walked just a few feet to our preset dinner table at Hotel Suyapa Beach restaurant bringing the perfect day to a close.