Granada is Nicaragua's most cosmopolitan city. The vibrant restaurant scene is impressive for its variety of offerings, from gourmet international fare to authentic local delicacies. Granada is the perfect base for discovering Nicaragua’s natural beauty and culture. Peer into the Masaya Volcano’s smoky active crater, or gaze into its glowing lava lake on a night tour. Visit villages where artisans carve wood, create furniture, or make pottery. Hike the Mombacho Volcano for magnificent views or zipline above the canopy. Hop on a bike for a morning ride to the lakeside beaches of the Peninsula de Asese. And don’t miss kayaking or boating around ‘Las Isletas’ tiny, vegetation-rich lake islands to spot birds, monkeys, and other wildlife.