Saturday (10/6/12) I toured Nicaragua’s Lake, Masaya Volcanic Park and the City of Granda. I also did my first immigration exit/entrance to Costa Rica. My passport was mistakenly stamped for entry on July 1 instead of August 1 creating a document violation of my 90 day Tourist Visa. The exit and re entry into Cost Rica corrected the error. Signing up for the unplanned tour was the easiest ‘fix’.
I was the only non tourist on the Nicaraguan trip. The goal was to visit as many sites as possible within 9 hours.
The attached map shows our route from Costa Rica north pass Lake Nicaragua to Masaya Volcanic Park and on to Granada for a tour of a Cigar factory and late lunch.
The first border crossing into Nicaragua
On the way to Masaya Volcanic Park -see Volcano across Lake behind the windmill.
Non active volcano site
Boat tour of Lake Nicaragua
One of the many inhabited islands on lake
Laundry day at lake shore….. to be continued next post.