On our way further south to Granada, we drove to the rim of the active volcano Masaya and watched smoke rise from the crater. Granada is a well preserved colonial town that has morphed into a very attractive tourist destination. Our hotel was located in the town center with a balcony overlooking the plaza and cathedral with all the town’s activity spread-out before us. We toured several towns in the area with artisan studios and watched as they spun pots right in front of us.