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  • Address: Granada, Nicaragua

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Ometepe Island (Isla de Ometepe)

With its pair of volcanic peaks shrouded in mist and rising up from the waters of Nicaragua Lake, Ometepe Island paints a hauntingly beautiful landscape for those looking out across the lake. A popular choice for a day trip from Managua or Granada, Ometepe is more than just a pretty face – it’s also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and its sandy beaches, cloud forests and two volcanoes (the mile-high Concepción and 4,400-foot Maderas) are teeming with unique plant and wildlife.

Outdoors enthusiasts will find ample opportunities for hiking, cycling and horseback riding, as well as swimming, kayaking and fishing around the coast, but equally fascinating is a series of pre-Columbian petroglyphs and artifacts on the island dating back to 2000 BCE., which offer an intriguing insight into the island’s rich cultural history. You may want to hire a local guide to help you get around (transportation on the islands isn't extensive) and direct you to the best hiking trails.

Practical Info

Ometepe Island is located on Lake Nicaragua and can be reached by ferry from Granada and San Jorge.

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Ometepe Island One Day Tour, San Juan del Sur, null

Ometepe Island One Day Tour

Ometepe is an island formed by two imposing volcanoes and located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua with a lot of wildlife, primary cloud forest, more than 3 ...  Read more

Location: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Duration: Flexible

From USD $195.00
Nicaragua One Day Tour from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Day Trips

Nicaragua One Day Tour from La Fortuna

The main attraction of this tour is the impressive Nicaragua Lake, a fresh water lake over 8,600 km2 in size. The lake was often referred to as the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.00

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