Las Isletas of Granada
We had some visitors who wanted to go and check out the famous “Las Isletas” of Granada. With a fantastic captain who was super-observant of all of the flora and fauna, we happened upon a stand of these fantastic plants which have a lovely surprise. What a romantic devil!
If you are coming to Nicaragua, plan a visit to Granada and a one- or two-hour boat trip to Las Isletas, We have one of the best captains and nicest boats to go on. The captain’s name is Freddie and he has a special relationship with Lucy, the queen of Monkey Island! Monkey Island currently has five spider monkeys living on it and is a fun place to visit. If you want to bring some fruit (they like watermelon, cantaloupe and avocados the most!), Lucy the momma monkey and her baby, “Junior” will climb onto the boat for a quick visit. Junior is very interested in anything colorful, especially baseball-style caps.
Islets of GranadaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The islets of Granada (Spanish: Isletas de Granada) are located in Lake Nicaragua, just southeast of the city of Granada in Nicaragua. The islets are a group of 365 small islands scattered about the Asese peninsula. The islets are of volcanic origin, they were formed when the Mombacho volcano blew much of its cone into the lake thousands of years ago, thereby creating the archipelago. Most of the islets are covered with vegetation and rich with bird life.
Many of the islets are occupied. Some are privately owned and hold homes or vacation houses. There are facilities for the residents and for tourists. Hotels and shops are established on some of the islets, and boating tours are available.
We do tours of Las Isletas quite often and it is always a lovely experience with the tropical breezes, the interesting little islands, and views of Mombacho Volcano.