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Carretera Masaya Km 38, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw this from a couple of different perspectives. It's just beautiful If you choose to swim in it, don't put your head under the water though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amicitas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing lake. Formed in the crater of a volcano it is similar, but not as spectacular as Crater Lake in Oregon. The lake is very inviting and unlike the Oregon crater lake, people are allowed to visit in the water, swim, kayak...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed for half a day and a night before heading to Managua to catch our plane. It was a beautiful ending of our holiday in Nicaragua. Very quiet and peaceful. We did some kayaking and swimming in the lake, which has a very nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CharisD
Reviewed 3 January 2019

The Laguna is a really beautiful spot in which to relax and escape the city. The nearby bars and restaurants offers scenic views of the lake that are set up to ensure maximum relaxation. The laguna is very large and has somewhat warm waters that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed 22 December 2018

Staying at the Laguna de Apoyo. The water is soft, warm and clean. It's always breezy here, so not too hot. Peaceful and quiet.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lee R
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this beautiful place on an excursion while staying in Costa Rica. Worth every penny, and a very long day (14.5 hrs from pick up to drop off from Riu Guanacaste in CR). Absolutely stunning place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rodgersfamily
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Stunning views from high above the lagoon. If you get away from the restaurants and shops it's very peaceful and restful. The restaurants are very expensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Super mellow and beautiful. After a surf maybe come here for a day to relax. Nicaragua has some issues but I still found it safe enough to travel, just be smart. The country and it's people are amazing. This is a nice place to spend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Compass678538
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We spent the day at Laguna de Apoyo while we were visiting Grenada. It is a beautiful location and there is a nice bar and beach. There are no motorized boats allowed which kept the setting quiet and lovely. I am not sure this areas...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank michpadams
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We live in Granada part of the year in our house, and we Love going to San Simeon resort on the Laguna. It is a beautiful place and so peaceful. You are able to spend the day there for 5 US $, and use their...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank cjohns50
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24 January 2017|
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Response from forestbynum | Reviewed this property |
There are several resorts on the laguna and a few in walking distance. I stayed at Casa Marimba. The ones on the lakefront property will be much more expensive . I would look at all options and amenities before making a... More
31 August 2016|
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Response from Dave N | Reviewed this property |
The main thing in Estelli is of course the fabulous cigars. I just got back inside from enjoying one each with a bud, we brought our limits back. Lol. It's nice enough area too, and we didn't have a lot of time there, but... More
21 August 2015|
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Response from PilikaiHawaii | Reviewed this property |
Get a cheap hotel and then search for a local house for rent with the local people. If you're planning to retire here I imagine that at least you speak Spanish fluently right ? So just walk around the small shops and sure... More