Hostel Paradiso
Laguna de Apoyo, 300m East from triangulo (left when reaching the c, Granada, Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua

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Have you had a chance to wake up in the middle of nature?
We give you the chance!

We offer the option of spending the night here, with a price to suit every budget.

For our overnight guests we offer triple, double or single rooms with private or shared bathroom, as well as a spacious room with an amazing view of the sunrise over the lake.

Our well-stocked bar & restaurant serves refreshing cocktails and delicious homemade comfort food at a great price.

We have direct access to the water with a nice sandy beach, free kayaks, floating dock and some water toys as well. Come here to play volleyball, table tennis or to try the only 'petanque' (boules) area in the south of Nicaragua. We offer awesome patio views, landscaped gardens, a wonderful shady ranch with sun chairs, hammocks and a bar right on the water's edge.

Please note!

Policy Cancellation: 24 hours
Payment accepted on arrival : Only cash.

Check-in time: 11:00
Check-out time: 10:30

Breakfast not included.
Taxes included.

Reception open 9:00 h until 21:00 h

If leaving before 9am, the check out should be made the evening before.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo is located between the departments of Masaya and Granada in Nicaragua.

Transportation to Paradiso:

To / from Granada:

Paradiso has a daily shuttle that leaves Hostel Oasis in Granada at 10am and 3pm, arriving in the Laguna at 10:30 and 3:30 and returning to Hostel Oasis soon after. You can catch this shuttle for $3 ($6 round trip). The bus holds 14 people, so put your name on the list at Oasis to get a seat.

Public bus:

From Granada: Please note that there is no direct bus from Granada to Laguna de Apoyo. However, you can take any Masaya (and most Managua) bound bus from Granada and ask to be dropped off at Laguna de Apoyo, or “la entrada de la laguna” / Puentocito. Usually it stops there anyway and there are buses doing this route every 5-10min. The entrance to the Laguna is on the Caraterra Masaya (highway) – from here you can easily catch a taxi (around 100 cordobas per taxi), flag a ride or, if you time it right, catch the bus coming from Masaya. The walk up-and-down takes an hour and a half or so to the water front.

From Masaya: There are three daily buses that leave Masaya and go down to the water front of Laguna de Apoyo, passing in front of Paradiso. They generally leave Masaya market at 05:30, 10:30 and 3:30 and arrive in Laguna De Apoyo an hour later, at 6:30, 11:30 and 4:30. The last bus on Sundays leave the market around 2:30pm. Look for the buses with ‘La Laguna’ on the name plate in front or walk through the bus lot until you hear someone yelling ‘La Laguna’. There is another bus called ‘El Valle’ that goes to the Laguna but stops at the rim; from the rim it is about a 45 minute walk down to the water – the views are awesome and you can sometimes catch a ride.


From Granada will cost you around $12-15 USD.

From Masaya will be around $10-12 USD.

From Managua will be around $30-$40 USD, depending on where you are and the time of day.

By car:

From Masaya: Get to the Masaya-Granada highway (carretera) heading towards Granada. At the 37 1/2 kilometer mark, turn right into the entrance of Laguna de Apoyo – it is an uphill paved road. Follow the directions below from the entrance to get to the water.

From Granada: Get on the Masaya-Granada highway (carretera) heading towards Masaya and Managua. At the 37 1/2 kilometer mark, turn left into the entrance of Laguna de Apoyo – it is an uphill paved road. Follow the directions below from the entrance to get to the water.

From Managua: If you are in Managua then you need to get to the Masaya–Granada highway (sometimes called Carretera Masaya) and head southeast towards Masaya. Stay on the highway past Masaya and follow directions from Masaya above.

From the airport in Managua: Make a right as you exit onto the Carretera Norte (Northern Highway). Continue along until you get to the Tipitapa Junction (about 8-10 minutes from the airport). Make a right towards Masaya and continue on until the road turns into Carretera Masaya (around 20 minutes). Make a left here and in 5-10 minutes you will see the entrance on your right. Turn right and follow the directions below from the entrance that lead to the water.

From the entrance to Laguna de Apoyo on Carretera Masaya: The entrance is at the 37 1/2 kilometer mark on the Carretera Masaya. Follow the road uphill for about 10 minutes and then you will get to a junction where you have to go left or right. Turn right here and then the next left which will come up fast, in about 50-100 meters or so. You should see what looks like a general entrance sign and start going downhill to the water. At the last intersection, when you get to small pulperia, take the left and drive 300m until you see Paradiso on your right.

We have secure off-street parking spaces.