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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  • This island is stunning! There is so much to do and explore! It has such a charm about it! Make sure you get all around the island as no two parts are alike! 
  • Located in the enormous freshwater lake, there is an island with 2 mountains (volcanoes) on the guided walks can be made. For the less athletic, there are the Charco Verde nature park, the natural swimming pool of the Ojo de Agua, and secluded beaches (Playa Santo Domingo) and and and... and the crossing of the and to the Mainland (1Hr15) is already an adventure.
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  • Scenery is stunning in every direction. Lots of opportunity to swim or relax on the shore. Not as touristy as expected, mostly small towns with hotels and restaurants there for the tourists.