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Apoyo Lagoon

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What people say

"Laguna de Apoyo is a popular day trip from Granada. This large lake is actually located in the center of a dormant volcano. Here you can swim, hike, relax with the views, or even go out on the lake on a kayak or paddle board. To get here, you can take a taxi for about $4 CAD. You may to switch halfway because the last leg is a dirt road and not all drivers want to take it, so be sure to ask before agreeing to the price. "
"Lake inside a volcano crater. Great for a day by the water or you can enjoy a stay at the hostel! "

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