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Weather in Granada, Nicaragua

Weather in Granada, Nicaragua

  One complaint I hear a lot from people visiting Granada is that it is so damn hot here. Obviously these people are not from Texas. The highs typically top out around the low to mid 90s (Fahrenheit), which is about 10 degrees cooler than how hot it gets in Texas, which is regularly over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The predicted high for today is only 89. The heat is enhanced a bit in the city, of course, but in the mountains it gets downright cool, especially in the evenings. When we moved here I left all of my sweaters and flannel shirts in Texas. I certainly don’t need them here in Granada, but friends of ours who live outside the city say they are definitely nice to have in the cool, jungle evenings. The two factors that take some getting used to, even for a naturally hot blooded Texan, are: 1) The heat doesn’t end. There is no fall or winter. The highs might drop from 96 to 89,...

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We’ve Moved Three Times in Three Months

We’ve Moved Three Times in Three Months

We’ve been here just short of three months and we’ve already moved three times. Luckily every place we’ve moved into has been furnished, so it’s not like it was a huge nightmare at any point. The first place we lived in was the little vacation rental at The Garden Cafe. Our original plan was to come to Granada for a week to see if we like it. Then head back to our home in Texas and mull over the idea before making a final decision on whether to move. Well, the way things turned out – which I’ll write about in more detail later – the option to just go to Granada and not come back became the best option. That sounds sketchy, but don’t worry…we aren’t international fugitives or anything…it was more of a timing issue. Anyway, the point is The Garden Cafe was never supposed to be long term, but this places was: That is Casa Granadina, and it was huge. Three bedrooms each with their own...

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The Garden Cafe

The Garden Cafe

TripAdvisor.com 2013 Certificate of Excellence Winner Location: Central Park 1 block East | Calle Libertad y Avenida Cervantes, Granada, Nicaragua I can easily recommend The Garden Cafe as a great place to grab a bite to eat. It was the first restaurant we ate at when we moved here and we have had breakfast or lunch there at least once per week ever since. It is our kid’s absolutely favorite place to go in town, liking it even more than TelePizza, primarily because of their dense, jungle-like courtyard and two massive hammocks. I mean, all he ever gets there is a grilled cheese sandwich, so it’s not like he’s really judging the place on it’s culinary merits. Speaking of culinary merits, the food is consistently good. It is lighter fare, so you never walk out of there feeling like a greasy slob. If you’re looking for more of a diner style breakfast that really sticks to your ribs (and your waist) you should hit up Kathy’s Waffle House, but here at The Garden Cafe you’ll...

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