Nicaragua - People and places: Isletas in Granada

Isletas in Granada

We took a little hour long boat ride on Lake Cocibolca, the largest lake in Central America. It is the 21st biggest lake in the world with an average depth of 85 ft.

Lake Cocibolca was once romped by British pirates, having made their way upstream in the San Juan river. The lake drains east to the Caribbean side of Nicaragua, although the Pacific Ocean is seen from the tops of nearby volcanoes.

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is said to have traveled this route by means of Lake Cocibolca on his way to California Gold Rush in the 19th century.

This fresh water lake is unique in that it has sharks - the Lake Nicaraguan Shark is able to jump along the rapids of the San Juan River and enter the freshwater lake, which is shares as it's habitat.

There are monkeys to be seen on the little trek as well, actually live on small islands in Lake Cocibolca.

Hold your horses...I'll put a video or two up a little later....if you really want to see them.
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