|The iconic view of Granada's iconic cathedral|
|We found an Irish pub!!!|
After being a bit let down by Leon, I had high hopes for Granada. We spent that first afternoon wandering around the Central Park and taking in the stalls and the impressive Cathedral on one side. Eventually it was time for the shuttle to our treehouse hostel on the side of Volcán Mombacho!
|The view from our Treehouse|
|Iglesia de la Merced - best views over Granada|
However, if asked which city I would prefer to live in my answer would be Leon. For me it has a more lived in feel and was made for the people rather than the tourists. As tourism has increased in Nicaragua Leon has stayed true to its roots as a political hub, full of pride and energy and has a lot more to it than meets the eye.
|Laguna de Apoyo|
One night we ventured over to Volcán Masaya, the only place in the world where you can get as close to actual lava. Yep, actual lava. You can't see too much because of the angle of the crater and the pictures definitely don't do it justice but it's one of those experience you don't need pictures for. It was incredible.
|The depths of hell - just kidding but it is real life lava!|
When we could finally drag ourselves away from Laguna de Apoyo and Hotel Paradiso I couldn't be sad for long because our next stop was... COSTA RICA!!! I feel like we definitely ended out time in Nicaragua on a high, with one of our favourite places so far. Nicaragua has treated us (and our bank accounts) very well and we will definitely be back - Sunday Funday and Leon round 2 await us!