We’ve headed South to check out the self proclaimed jewel of Nicaragua, the city of Granada that sits on the shores of Lago de Nicaragua. It is definitely a very pretty city but there wasn’t the same energy to it that Leon had.
Nicaragua suffers from an energy crisis and while we were in Granada, there was a huge blackout in the city. The locals didn’t even bat an eye and just powered up their generators for the evening. Yet again, Central America reminds us of all the things that we take for granted such as constant power at our finger tips.
Just outside of Granada is a crater lake in an extinct volcano called Lago Apoyo. There is an underground river that connects the crater to the Pacific Ocean and it feeds the lake with salt water.
There is also a huge group of islets on the shores of Granada. There’s an old fort where they used to keep an eye out for pirates that made their way to the lake via the San Juan river that connects the lake to the Caribbean.