Granada (Nicaragua) Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Central America’s capital cities tend to be overcrowded and somewhat charmless, and Granada is another example of a colonial town that ends up being the primary tourist hub as a result. About 40 kilometers south of Managua International Airport, Granada is often the first stop visitors make in this country, often before they head to Leon, which is its colonial rival a bit to the north.

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Travel Costs to Granada (Nicaragua)

Population 105,000
Area 117,500
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Nicaragua Cordoba
Airports Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$33.11
1 USD = 36.7600 NIO
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Accommodation Costs in Granada (Nicaragua)

Granada (Nicaragua) Hotel Seasons

Granada (Nicaragua) Hotel Prices

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Granada (Nicaragua) Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.00 - 16.00

Granada (Nicaragua) Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Horse-drawn carriages (coches)A great and unique way to see the city, these hour and a half tours take you from the cemetery in the southwest to the Rail Station and then over to the waterfront.
all ages
24.29
Volcan MasayaAn active volcano that is still blowing smoke, the Volcan Masaya offers a red glow that can be seen by visitors at night. Tours are available both day and night.
day tour
4.08
Belltower of La MercedFrom 10am to 6pm, you can visit this tower and view the town below. Beware however, that the bell is rung every quarter hour and is rather loud.
all ages
0.82
Boat tour of the IsletasWith this tour, you'll be guided through the islands and visit an old Spanish fort. You'll also see monkeys (and have them crawl on you) during your trip and stop at a restaurant for a meal.
all ages
12.79

Granada (Nicaragua) Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't offer breakfast as part of its nightly rate, you can also venture around town for some local specialties.2.45 - 4.08
Budget lunchFor lunch, you can choose either outdoor dining or seats inside. Most meals come with a drink included in the price, making each choice easy on the wallet.3.54 - 5.44
Budget dinnerBurritos are a very common cheap dinner option within this region but there are also other choices available as well.5.44 - 9.79
Street foodStreet vendors offer a variety of dishes to choose from. These include came asada, fried plaintains, bajo and tamales. 0.44 - 0.68
Beer (.33l bottle)You'll find both domestic and imported beers at most restaurants in town. You'll also find wine and mixed drinks.1.36 - 2.18
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)You'll find lots of different 'markets' to choose from. These then to sell a mixture of both domestic and imported beers, though the variety may not be the best.0.95 - 2.04

Granada (Nicaragua) Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport into Granada27.20 - 29.92
Air con shuttle from airport into Granada12.16
Taxi from Managua to Granada36.45
3 km taxi ride in Granada3.13 - 5.58
Scooter rental (per day)43.53
Motorcycle rental (per day)59.85
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When to visit Granada (Nicaragua)

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January88680.2
February90690.1
March92700.2
April92710.3
May92724.4
June89737.6
July89715.7
August89716.0
September89718.2
October89717.8
November89692.1
December89690.6

Granada (Nicaragua) Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:46am5:54pm
21 Jun5:21am6:10pm
21 Sep5:32am5:40pm
21 Dec5:59am5:25pm

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