Isla Ometepe, Moyogalpa

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Formed by two volcanoes, Isla Ometepe is the largest island on the vast Lake Nicaragua. With a name meaning “two mountains” in Nahuatl, the remote island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, rich in culture, wildlife, and history. Considered a sacred land by the indigenous nations, the island offers visitors numerous archaeological sites, artifacts, and petroglyphs to admire. Explore the island’s isolated, scenic trails, and spot numerous plant and animal species, or lounge on one of the many picturesque lakeside beaches. You can try fishing, horseback riding, cycling, or even climbing the volcanoes, but note that you need a guide for the strenuous trek. One of the volcanoes is still active. Add Isla Ometepe to your Isla de Ometepe travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Isla de Ometepe vacation planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    An island in the middle of a c already have not common and with 2 volcano let alone, very surprising, to visit c, by all in exellent c motorcycle,.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful place but hard to get around so plan your stay for longer when you want to see several things. Two volcanoes, rivers, jungle, but also just the plain beach. Would recommend!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    If you like the places where it is easy to get off the beaten track and tours sanitized between Europeans and North American, then the island of Ometepe should please you. There are many places where to stay, the best to join is to rent a motocross. Several rides are possible, 2 volcanoes (Concepción is strongly discouraged without guide) San Ramón waterfall, go kayaking on the Rio Istiam and the Monkey Island, Agua de Ojo and its crystal clear waters and countless beaches surrounding the island. Tourism is important but well distributed on the island, which makes it more easy to meet local not jaded by the tourism.
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