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Islets of Granada (Nicaragua) - Our Planet
20,000 years ago, the Mombacho Volcano erupted, threw huge rocks into Lake Nicaragua, which led to the creation of the 365 islets of Granada, Nicaragua. Photo: tripdesigners.co The islets of Granada (Spanish: Isletas de Granada) are located in Lake Nicaragua, just southeast of the city of Granada in Nicaragua. The islets are a group of 365 small islands scattered about the Asese Peninsula. The islets are of volcanic origin, they were formed when the Mombacho volcano blew much of its cone into the lake thousands of years ago, thereby creating the archipelago. Most of the islets are covered with vegetation and rich with bird life. Some islets are privately owned and hold homes or vacation houses. There are facilities for the residents and for tourists. Hotels and shops are established on some of the islets, and boating tours are available.