With magnificent castles, crumbling courtyard gardens and a striking surround of mountains and the Lake Nicaragua, Granada’s allure is inescapable. The oldest inhabited city in continental Latin America, this 16th-century Spanish city still holds all the magic of yesteryear, with its main pull – the most popular Granada attraction – Alhambra Palace, bringing more than 2 million travellers to its mecca each year. Withstanding uprisings and upheavals, and the birthplace of the intriguing Spanish Moors people, Granada is rich in history. Artefacts and ancient architecture adorn ever corner, alluding to this city’s eclectic mixture of cultural and religious influences that still thrive today.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.