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Laguna de Apoyo Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 45 photos

At about an hour drive from Granada you will find the small villages named "Los Pueblos Blancos": the white villages. The two most famous village here are Catarina and San Juan de Oriente. Together they are a perfect place for a day out when your base is in Granada or Masaya.

The villages are famous for its artesanias that are very typical. Most of the things you find here are pottery and windchimes that are sold in every shop along the mainroads through the villages.

But the mainattraction in one of the Pueblos Blancos, Catarina, is the viewpoint from where you have a great view over the Laguna de Apoyo. This is a lake that is situated inside the crater of the Apoyo Volcano. The deepest point is 200 meters deep and is the lowest point in all of Central America. The Mirador offers a great view over the lake, the forests on the sides, the deep blue water of the lagoon and the wide area around the lake: the Mombacho Volcano, Granada and even the Lago de Nicaragua.

A daytrip to the Pueblos Blancos is easy to be done, cheap and very interesting.

  • Last visit to Laguna de Apoyo: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 28, 2008
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  • rosequartzlover1's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2010 at 5:35 AM

    Hi! very good info about Nicaragua,I'll go there this november,by the way..nice! that you know my country Tuk tuk taxi.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Thanks for your great story, Peter! Take care ! ~

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    I think I might have visited El Mirador 20 years ago, at least I have got a photo with me and a great view over Laguna de Apoyo.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:15 AM

    Hi! This looks like a great place for a day-trip. Goodpictures and tips-thanks for sharing


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