Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo is in the district of Masaya.
Take a taxi offered by the independent hotel, The Monkey Hut, for $1. See their website for information about pick up times and locations.
This laguna is surrounded by mountains, as the laguna actually is within a crater of an inactive volcano. The water here is clear.
It is possible to go to the top of the mountains to a town called Caterina. From here you can view the whole laguna.
The laguna itself is very isolated, and not many people come here. This is great, because you will feel like you are in your own little paradise.
Stay in Hotels
Rent Bikes from the Posada de la Abuela hotel
There are a few real estate plots around the river.
There are many small restaurants along the edge of the river. The most delicious is at the Hotel Posada de la Abuela
The juice at the Hotel Posada de la Abuela is fantastic!
The Monkey Hut
La Posada de la Abuela - for $50 a night you will sleep in a private air-conditioned bungalow, and be in paradise. The food, atmosphere and service at this hotel are magnificent. They have bikes, kayaks and rafts that you can use free of charge. This hotel would also be a great place to host a get together, wedding, or business meeting.