It’s probably safe to assume that most people have dreamed of owning their own private island at one time or another. In Nicaragua it’s possible.
Las Isletas, an Archipelago of 365 Islands near Granada on Lake Nicaragua has many for sale. They sit in the shadow of Mombacho Volcano, which gave birth to the islands 10,000 years ago and because of rich volcanic soil are jungle clad mini tropical paradises.
Nicaraguans own only about 10%. The rest have been sold to foreigners from all over the world who have built vacation homes, some of which are decadent mansions. There are still quite a few empty islands with for sale signs. If buying isn’t in your budget there are a handful of hotels and restaurants on some of the islands.
Taking a boat ride through the Isletas is a classic thing to do while staying in Granada, Nicaragua’s colonial jewel. An hour boat ride will set you back about $10 per person.