The surrounding volcanoes dive steep down… and go straight into the water. The lake itself is almost a perfect circle. And when you sit here on the beach, you almost have the feeling that Laguna de Apoyo is all for yourself.
How to spend six hours at a lake? Initially we were sceptic. But once the minivans from Granada drive over the outer ridge of the volcanoes, and the volcanic lake of Apoyo spreads out before you, those doubts will melt before your eyes.
And once you have discovered that the six hours have passed already, the vans will take you back to Granada, your reenergized self ready to have more food and drinks. And the dreamlike memory of a day at a remote volcanic lake.
How to get there
- The most usual and easy way is a daytrip from Granada. Almost all hotels offer them. Transport and entrance are included in the price, food and drinks are separate
- The budget alternative is to take the chicken bus / minivan and hop off near the exit towards the lake. From there it is a nice walk of around an hour, mostly down, towards the 5-10 hotels located lakeside. Some of these also offer pick-up or drop-off in Granada