The best thing to do in and around Granada Nicaragua is to eat, go to a party on the weekend, go shopping with your friends, walk, take some pictures, stay in the plaza and watch the people who are walking and the kids who are running and playing. Granada is a really nice place to have fun. If you want to relax, you can go to La Calzada, you can go to the restaurants, eat out with your friends, have a beer, or wine, etc. 5 PM is the best time to hang around with your friends or family in La Calzada.
There are some places by the lake where there are street parties or dances like Musica Latina (Latin songs) during the weekends, which is fun to attend, too. Granada is a city where you can relax. Sometimes it is noisy like every Latino country but other than that, Granada is a cool place to stay.
Personally, the best things to do in Granada for me, is to eat. I love to eat. Especially now that we have a variety of different restaurants like Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Israeli, local dishes, sushi, pizza, etc. There are lots of places to go. If you are tired of being in Granada and you want to have fun but you don’t want to go very far, you can go to Managua, which is only 45 minutes away by car, and then come back. I drive between Granada and Managua every day and it’s really comfortable. I go to Managua if I want a different ambiance. I go to a discotheque or to another restaurant or to the cinema. Granada doesn’t have a good cinema yet.
(Calle La Calzada, Grananda, Nicaragua, pictured.)