"Tour "Las Isletas" from Puerto Asese" Granada Things to Do Tip by trek06

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  boats at "las isletas"
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Take a boat tour of the chain of islands on Lake Nicaragua, which is also home to the bull shark, which is the only shark that can survive in fresh water.
They arrive by swimming up the Rio San Juan from the Caribean. They are 7 to 10 ft and 400 to 500 lbs, are extremely lethal and like to swim in shallow water. However attacks are rare. I didn't know all these facts at the time as I enjoyed my dip in the lake. You can enjoy a tour of the chain of 354 islands that were formed when the Volcan Mombacho erupted. I was a little envious of some of the islanders who live there. It's a pretty nice spot. These interesting boats were below the restaurant down the road from the marina. You'll know the one because they have a monkey chained up in front. If we had known that, we wouldn't of eaten there. (we didn't see him on the way in)

Directions: South of town and a very short cab ride you will find Puerto Asese, where you can hire a Lanchero (boatman)
othercontact: website on bull sharks
Website: http://slate.msn.com/id/112116/

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2005
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