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Lake Apoyo (Apoyo Lagoon) was one of my favourite destinations in Nicaragua. Apoyo Lagoon is a nature reserve located between Granada and Masaya. The lake is a crater formed from a volcano eruption more than 20,000 years ago. Apoyo lagoon is the clearest lake in the region, as well as the deepest geological point in Central America. The glistening deep blue Crater Lake is the perfect location to swim, dive, sail, paddle or relax. I recommend taking a day or two to chill out at Lake Apoyo. After a few months of backpacking I certainly enjoyed it.
Things to do Lake Apoyo Nicaragua
Lake Apoyo is the ultimate destination for relaxing. The best things to do in Lake Apoyo are relaxing, soaking up the sun, drinking cocktails, swimming, kayaking and
From Lake Apoyo, you can book tours to the nearby locations of Masaya Volcano, Masaya Markets and Lake Apoyo Lookout. Don’t miss the Lake Apoyo Lookout, from here you will get the best views of the lake.
After months of backpacking, you will love spending a couple of nights by Lake Apoyo.
Recommended length of stay in Lake Apoyo
I recommend staying in Lake Apoyo for 2 nights as it is a great place to kick back and relax, however, if you are low on time you could do a day trip.
Getting to and around Lake Apoyo
You can get a taxi from Granada to Lake Apoyo for $10 – $20.
Where to stay in Lake Apoyo
Hostel Paradiso is the ultimate place to stay. It truly was paradise. The hostel is located right on Apoyo Lake with a Pontoon out the front, free Kayaks and a lovely restaurant/ bar with hammocks. You can stay in a dorm room or private room.
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Currency in Nicaragua
Nicaraguan Cordoba and US Dollars are accepted.
Travel Insurance for Nicaragua
Safety in Nicaragua
You should always be exercising safety precautions in Nicaragua:
- Avoid flashing your valuables
- Keep an eye on your belongings at all times
- Lock your belongings in the hotel safe
- Remain aware of your surrounding
- Avoid unknown streets at night
- Don’t drink too much
Language in Nicaragua
The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Limited locals will speak English.
Vaccinations for Nicaragua
Check the Travel Doctor website to find out what vaccinations you need when backpacking to Nicaragua. If you have any further questions regarding vaccinations required for Nicaragua, I recommend consulting a doctor.