It only takes five minutes for a horse-drawn carriage to bring you from the city to Cocibolca Lake, also known as Lake Nicaragua – the largest lake in Central America.
Scattered over the lake are 365 small islands which were formed when the Mombacho volcano erupted 20.000 years ago. Most of these tiny islands are private, but there are communities on some of the other islands where they fish for living. In fact, on one of the islands you can find monkeys enjoying their tropical habitat.
To really appreciate the beauty of the lake, we recommend a late afternoon tour before the sun starts to set.