So before crossing the border into Costa Rica, Becky, Kory and I went to Laguna de Apoyo here in Nicaragua. This is a lake inside a volcano crator, which has some great hostels, swimming and nothing else. It was amazingly beautiful. Granada Nicaragua is one of the oldest colonial cities in central america and has been "sacked" by pirates several times. (And not just any pirates, but seriously famous ones). Aside from being totally different than most of nicaragua, and having some really cool old buildings, there isnt TOOOO much to see. But we found this old church and paid to go up these stairs and that was pretty darn cool. You could see the Laguna de Apoyo crater, the Ometepe volcano and another one as well.
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