Granada (Nicaragua), Nicaragua Travel Guide

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.

Granada (Nicaragua) Facts

Population 105,000
Area 117,500
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Nicaragua Cordoba
Airports Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA)

Where to eat and drink in Granada (Nicaragua)

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't offer breakfast as part of its nightly rate, you can also venture around town for some local specialties.$2.44 - $4.07
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.$3.53 - $5.43
Budget dinnerBurritos are a very common cheap dinner option within this region but there are also other choices available as well.$5.43 - $9.77
Street foodStreet vendors offer a variety of dishes to choose from. These include came asada, fried plaintains, bajo and tamales. $0.43 - $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 - $2.17
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
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When to visit Granada (Nicaragua)

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Granada (Nicaragua) Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay in Granada (Nicaragua)

Granada (Nicaragua) Hotel Seasons

Granada (Nicaragua) Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar69.00 - 85.00
starstarstarstarstar78.00 - 133.00
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Granada (Nicaragua) Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.00 - 16.00

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