Posts Tagged "Nicaragua"

Antigua Nicaragua

On January 13, 2017 we docked at Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, where there was a cruise terminal and a handicraft area. We took a hour and a half transfer to the city of Antigua, another UNESCO World Heritage site situated in the central highlands of Guatemala, surrounded by mountains and just below the Fuego Volcano. The old town is easy to walk around and has many well preserved buildings. Many of the locals were in traditional dress, most of which were selling various fruits and crafts. One of the iconic buildings is the  Arch of Santa Catalina. There were many artesian shops that were...

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Corinto Nicaragua

January 12, 2017 found us in Corinto, Nicaragua at a small cruise terminal. When leaving the ship we were greeted by some welcome dancers in traditional dress. We took a tour to the Colonial city of Leon, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was a hour and a half drive from Corinto. While in Leon we walked through the old town and visited the Cathedral of Leon which is situated on the Central Square, which hosted a variety of vendors.  Upon our return to the port we passed the impressive San Cristobal Volcano. We left this port as we witnessed another spectacular Sunset. The thumbnail pictures...

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Granada, Nicaragua

On Monday, March 18, 2013, we anchored off the coast of Nicaragua near the town of San Juan del Sur. We tendered into town and took a tour to the colonial city of Granada on the shore of Lake Nicaragua, the second largest lake in Latin America. Our first stop was to Lake Nicaragua, where we took a boat ride among the little islands that were formed by the eruption of Mount Mombacho. Many of the islands were homes to the rich and famous while others were just homes of the original inhabitants. There were many waterfowl and even some monkeys. There were local fishermen in boats and along the...

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