Take me back.
Oh my goodness. Laguna de Apoyo. The highlight of our trip to Nicaragua. If only we booked more time there! The laguna is a crater lake that is located between Granada and Masaya in a designated Nature Reserve area. The warm and clean water makes the lake a popular spot for swimming, kayaking, and scuba diving. We were told it’s the cleanest water in Nicaragua.
We stayed at San Simian, a gorgeous and secluded eco-lodge right on the lake. I highly recommend it!* Our little bungalow (Papaya) was beautiful and the bathroom (including outdoor shower) was gorgeous. Seriously, we are still talking about this bathroom. Sorry future accommodation’s bathrooms. You will always be judged against San Simian.
The property was quiet and encouraged relaxation. We spent our time reading in hammocks, sitting on the dock, floating on the lake, or out in a kayak. It was amazing. I want to go back. Right now.
This is one of the few places I’ve felt sad to leave. Usually, I’m ready to move on to the next adventure but not this time. After a delicious breakfast and one more swim, we reluctantly took a taxi back to Granada and headed on our way to the beach.
*Just a little more helpful info on San Simian. It was the nicest place we stayed during our trip. We loved it and I truly wish we had stayed longer. Our clean, comfortable, and beautiful bungalow with private bath was only $50USD (+tax) and included breakfast. Private transport to San Simian from Granada was $10USD. We were happy to pay it.