You can easily explore central Granada on foot, though you may want to jump on one of the horse-drawn carriages at the main plaza in order to feel like royalty as you trot through the streets. A half-hour ride should cost no more than C95; always agree on a price before getting on board.

By Bicycle -- Bicycles are for rent at Bearded Monkey (Calle 14 de Septiembre; tel. 505/2552-4028; or at Nahual Tours, 1 1/2 blocks east of the cathedral (tel. 505/8988-2461; A bike rental for the day should not cost more than C220, including water and a map.

By Car -- You don't really need a car to explore Granada itself, but having one will help if you're planning excursions in the surrounding area. Car rentals cost approximately C800 a day. Alamo (tel. 505/2552-2877; has an office in the Hotel Colonial, 20m (66 ft.) west of the plaza's northwest corner. Budget (tel. 505/2552-1789; is located at the Shell Guapinol station on the road to Managua. Avis (tel. 505/8467-4780; is on Calle La Calzada in the city center.


By Taxi -- Taxis can be found on the southern side of the square. Fares start at C30.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.