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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  • Ometepe Island was one of the highlights on my trip to Nicaragua and I spent a week here. Its cheap on the ferry to get across and the best way to see the island is to rent a scooter and spend the day...  more »
  • Ometepe is an absolutely beautiful place, the highlight if our trip to Nicaragua. The island is dominated by the immense Conception Volcano, a tough hike but still so beautiful to look at if you don't...  more »
  • Very scenic and peaceful island with two volcanoes, great beaches and cycling. Get there by ferry or plane.  more »

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