Isla Ometepe, Moyogalpa

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. Isla Ometepe is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Isla de Ometepe Edition.
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  • A great island! The nature is amazing due to the two volcanoes. The bad thing about the island is the bad transport options. There is only one road on the island and the busses only goes two times a d...  more »
  • We stayed two nights. Climbed Volcano Concepcion. Stayed at Finca San Juan de la Isla and were guided by Ogu Ometepe ( find them on Facebook). Would definitely recommend a visit.  more »
  • It is easy to spend 5-6 days without getting bored. There for all tastes, what we preferred was the tour of the island by quad (count on $ 50 a day or 15 for a motorcycle) and the beautiful sunsets from the port or the punta maria jesus.
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