In 1524 the Spanish explorer Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba sailed his ship up the San Juan River into a huge freshwater lake and founded the city of Granada. On his way he passed the island of Ometepe with two majestic volcanic mountains and a archipelago chain of 450 islands called Las Isletas.
These tropical islands were formed millions of years ago when the volcano Mombacho erupted. Today they are home to many species of birds and fish and many have homes complete with swimming pools, boat docks, TV and WiFi. They are situated only a few minutes boat ride from the shore of the lake where Granada is located. Granada has the charm of an old world colonial city but with all the modern conveniences. The islands range in size from less than a quarter of an acre up to several acres in size. They all feel the fresh cool prevailing breezes coming off the lake and just far enough from the city to enjoy peace and nature but close enough to ride a horse drawn carriage to have dinner in one of the many restaurants and dine on the fresh seafood the lake has to offer. One hour drive on good roads from the international airport and 10 minutes by boat and you are in your hammock on your own island.
One of the larger islands, La Marota (8.7 Acres), lends itself to many options. Here you could build one or more large homes with plenty of yard for garden, a condo complex to share with many friends or even a hotel if that was your goal. Here you can build your own "yacht marina"! Enjoy the sunsets on the west side and see the skyline of Granada with over 5 majestic cathedrals. Watch the local fishermen cast their throw nets and bring you fresh Guapote - one of the best white meat fish you will ever taste. Fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, kite sailing, windsurfing, swimming, canoeing, SUP, sailing or just putting around taking in all the sights and beauty of this very special place that few know about - come see Las Isletas and find your dream island in the sun.