Keeping the kids cool in a Nicaragua heatwave @ Laguna de Apoyo

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If you have read my 7 Key Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy Granada, you already know that I advise visiting families to avoid introducing Granada to their kids during the hot summer months of March and April.

These months are hard on both parents and kids.   You’ll find that the heat limits outdoor physical activities and can raise stress levels.  However, if you are planning on coming this April or are already here, you are going to need some savvy local ways to stay cool during the Nicaraguan summer.

One highly recommended excursion is hanging out at Laguna de Apoyo. The laguna is a short 20 minutes drive from Granada where you can submerge yourself in some healing mineral waters that fill the crater of a 23,000 year old volcano!

 

There are numerous businesses set up along the beach that charge $6 for adults, $4 for kids to use their site for the day. This price includes the use of all their inner tubes, kayaks, paddle boards, life vests, lounge chairs, BBQ grills, picnic tables, kitchen and bathrooms.

Highly recommended location: The Laguna de Apoyo Beach Club.

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As you lay in your lounge chair, sipping your detox smoothie and gazing out at the great expanse of open blue sky and water, your kids will ponder: what’s not to like? 

When you live in Granada, this is your playground.

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As seen from the top! A fabulous view from Catarina. But you’ll want to be down below in the healing waters of the laguna.

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