We are staying in Granada for two nights and enjoying the local sites of Masaya, the many volcanoes and the oldest colonial town in Central America. It is a neat little town with brightly coloured buildings and big wooden doors, which when you look behind them lead to another little hidden courtyard with big lush gardens. Our hotel Patio Del Malinche is one of these with a glorious garden of palms and fruit trees and a tropical bird paradise. The pool beckons us after the heat of the day and we enjoyed a dip to cool off several times. This is a very relaxing place.
We have wandered the streets and thru the park, always a busy spot in any town in Nicaragua. The atmosphere is relaxed and the locals are enjoying the shade of the trees and each other's company as well as cold drinks served in plastic bags with a straw. The faithful come to mass each evening and the bells of the cathedral ring to remind them. We climbed the bell tower here with a great view of surrounding volcanoes and roof tops.
This town has the largest tourist feel, and the Main Street is full of gringos. As well as eateries that cater to them. We enjoyed watching the Super Bowl from big tarp screens on the street and digital projectors illuminating them and the atmosphere was exciting.