It's All About Family!

The large colonial house in which El Arca do Noé is situated has been in the Benard family since the beginning of the 80s. The house has two gardens with surrounding corridors. Hammocks and rocking chairs populate the corridors, and the walls are decorated with paintings from one of the Benard family members. The Benard family have been living in Granada since the beginning of the 1800s. The lodging was created in 2015 with the beginning of the tourism boom in Granada and the rest of Nicaragua. 

The name of the guesthouse, El Arca de Noé (or Noah's Ark), was taken from one of the Benard grandfather's old hardware stores that opened for business in the 1880s. The slogan of that initial business was to offer its clientele "a little bit of everything", just as Noah had a little bit of everything on the Arc. At El Arca de Noé, we aim to provide our guests with a little of everything: lodging, food, tours and culture. 

At El Arca de Noé you will find every room named after a different pair of animals who visit the house from time to time. Currently there are 8 rooms: Los Zanates (black birds), Los Colobrís (hummingbirds), Los Garrobos (lizards), Las Palomas (doves), Las Mariposas (butterflies), Los Canarios (canaries), Los Chocoyos (parakeets) and Los Gecos (geckos).

Just as Noah took care of the inhabitants of the Arc, we take care of our guests and provide them with affordable lodging and a safe harbor to spend your time while discovering Granada and its surroundings. We offer affordable lodging services within a family ambience. We treat our guests as relatives who are visiting Granada for the first time.  


Centrally located in the heart of Granada city, El Arca de Noé is within walking distance of all of Granada’s most sought-after activities and destinations. Within ten to twenty minutes of walking, you can reach the central park and the cathedral, the museum of San Francisco, the Choco Museum, the pedestrian street Calzada, spanish schools, the shores of Lake Nicaragua and much more. The neighborhoods around El Arca de Noé is safe to walk and wander around before 10 PM. The area has hostels, hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, banks, bakeries, laundry, the city market, super markets and pharmacies among other things. Granada has several public bus depots within walking distance of Arca de Noé, which will give you access to Rivas, Masaya, Managua, and all the areas in between. We are happy to give you guidance on how to come to and from the bus depots and Arca de Noé. The buses are the most affordable means of transportation in Nicaragua!  There are also many options for tour companies to help you get more out of your stay in Granada. We are less than an hour from the famous Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve, the Isletas of Granada, the historic city of Masaya as well as the Laguna Apoyo. Want to go to the beach? Nicaragua is “the land between waters” for a reason! The great beach town, San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific Ocean is less than two hours away. Granada is a perfect home base for all your Nicaraguan adventures... 


Towels changed Complimentary morning coffee Linens provided
Towels provided Pets not allowed Garden terrace
Walking distance parking Free wireless Internet Terrace
Designated smoking area Housekeeping


Towels changed Complimentary morning coffee Sightseeing tours
Linens provided Towels provided Pets not allowed


Check-in time After 13:00 on the day of arrival.
Check-out time 12:00 upon day of departure.
Smoking Smoking is not allowed.
Pets No pets allowed