Venture one of the most magical places in Nicaragua. Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve on a guided day trip from San Juan Del Sur or Managua. This relaxing outdoor adventure introduces you to a mystical location where tranquility, relaxation and magic unite. With your guide, discover the flora and fauna surrounding the lagoon and watch for toucans, howler monkeys, rare butterflies and more. Relax at our private water front villa. This lagoon is created from a 200-centuries-old crater, and take a refreshing swim.

Highlights of the Trip

Day trip to Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve from San Juan Del Sur

Stop at Mirador de Catarina to view the lagoon from above

View Granada and Mombacho Volcano from Catarina

Hike the natural trails once we arrive at our waterfront villa

Kayak on the crystal clear blue waters of the lagoon

Exfoliate your skin with black volcanic sand front the secluded thermal waters

Relax, enjoy and take a siesta on a handmade hammock under the trees

Complementary Bottle of Flor de Cana Rum

Complementary Hotel Pick up

What can you expect!

We will depart San Juan Del Sur or Managua and make our first stop in Catarina to see the Lagoon from above. There you’ll get a great perspective of the beauty of this place. We will drive down along the crater and enjoy all the views of the lagoon and see more of the Nicaraguans who live there. We will arrive at a private waterfront villa and enjoy a great natural refreshment. Once there you can relax, swim, lay on hammocks, take out the kayaks or simply exfoliate your body with black volcanic sand. The reserve houses a tropical dry forest ecosystem, within the reserve the flora consists of over 500 species of plants and tropical dry trees, such as pochote, black rosewood, mahogany, hogplum, and guacuco, as well as a large variety and amount of orchids. The fauna consists of mammals such as Variegated Squirrels, opossums, anteaters, pacas, jaguarundis, Howler and White-faced Capuchin Monkeys. After an exciting day at the Laguna de Apoyo, we head back to San Juan Del Sur or Managua, just on time for a great dinner.


Departure point: Tour departs from most San Juan del Sur or Managua Hotels

Departure time: 8am

Duration: 8 hours

Return details: Returns to original departure point


Professional guides

Park Entrance fees

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottled water

Traditional Nicaraguan lunch

Complementary Bottle of Flor de Cana Rum


Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Hiking shoes are recommended

Bathing suites, shorts, sunblock

Note: The waterfront villa has all the amenities and a locals restaurants are also in the area.

Ticket information:

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher

Local operator information: International Tours Alliance,S.A

Directions: Calle Central Frentel Hotel Colonial, San Juan Del Sur

Phone: 800-679-1947 US | 505-8765-9716 Nicaragua | 505-7840-4588