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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Join Granada's Revival


5. Oddball Day

El Estadio, left, and a sailing lesson, right.   

Rent a bike from Eco Expedition Tours ($1 per hour; 201 Calle La Calzada) for the breezy ten-minute commute to Lake Cocibolca. Take a half-day lesson at the country's only sailing school, Velago Nicaragua (two hours, $50 for four people). On your way back to town, snack on a veggie-curry crêpe ($3.20) at the Nectar Café (Calle La Calzada, 505-2552-6095). If the Granada Tiburones are playing at home (ask at your hotel), get a ticket for the night game ($0.75–$2.50). Take a taxi to El Estadio “Flor de Caña” Roque T. Zavala (Calle La Immaculada) and be sure to go hungry — the food vendors are half the point. Pair the vigorónes (yucca, chicharron, and spicy cabbage salad in a banana leaf; $1) with a cold can of Toña, and watch the next Dennis Martínez throw a no-hitter.

Published on Jul 24, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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