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Ojo de Agua, Isla de Ometepe

4.1
#1 of 7 in Sightseeing in Rivas Department
Fountain Tourist Spot
Cool off at Ojo de Agua, a natural spring. Dip into the clear, cool water, brought to the spring by an underground river that has been purified by the nearby volcano. The soft, mineralized water offers an inviting moment of respite from the heat of the area, and gets constantly renewed and replenished by the spring. Separated into two main pools, the springs have seen an upswing in popularity with locals and tourists alike, drawing significant crowds on weekends and holidays. Sit on one of the deck chairs and relax under the shade of the umbrellas, treating yourself to some fresh coconut from the onsite vendors. Make Ojo de Agua a centerpiece of your Isla de Ometepe vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Isla de Ometepe trip generator.
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  • Must say this is greatly over rated. The setting is not overly attractive with a hodgepodge of buildings and canopies. The forest surrounding it is nice and there was a howler monkey in a tree. It was...  more »
  • Very nice place to relax for 1 or 2 hours time to dive, jump with a rope or drink of the Flor de Cana in a coconut.
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  • Beautiful Lake in nature. Expected here on Sunday to not feeling well can relax, even with moderate weather it was jam-packed full of complete Nicaruaanse families, who all have their own music, picnic basket and screaming children. The road is unpaved and the last bit tricky with a scooter to ride after heavy rainfall. Access $5 pp definitely to go look, but if you really want to enjoy this beautiful place you better not go at the weekend.
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  • A fantastic swimming hole for locals and tourists. There is a short trail to enjoy and we saw monkeys in the trees above the pool. Don't expect to have the place to yourself, as there are plenty of gringos drinking out of coconuts.
  • Beautiful place to stop by and take a dip if you're in the area, however, the pools don't feel as natural as I would have liked. The water is crystal clear though and worth a quick visit!
  • I really liked it here, a nice cool pool surrounded by jungle to escape the mid-day heat. The water seemed clean, there were monkeys playing in the trees overhead and there is a rope swing and a tightrope that you can use. There are tables and chairs and lots of people were just lazing around reading or enjoying a Coco Loco. We visited in the week and there were 20-30 people there which seemed a good number, I understand at the weekend it can be a bit overrun. We took the bus there from Moyogalpa, which was very easy. We had to walk about 2.5k from the bus to the pool, however it was a pleasant and easy walk, I understand you may be able to get a second bus a bit closer if needs be however.
  • A true natural wonder, warm crystalline water, delicious swim and beautiful vegetation, artisans sell little souvenirs and drink/food service available next to the natural pool
  • Stunning swimming pool of natural water with a rope swing, coco locos made fresh by the water, food available. Attracting a tourist scene but definitely doesn't feel crazy commercial quite yet. Good vibes and a welcome oasis in the middle of two volcanoes. Have fun and swing swing Tarzan!

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