Isla Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe

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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. Isla Ometepe is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • If you look for a reliable and cheap taxi on the island ometepe, I can recommend you Gerald Tijerino. I traveled together with three friends. We paid 5 dollars each for drives that took about 30-40... 
    If you look for a reliable and cheap taxi on the island ometepe, I can recommend you Gerald Tijerino. I traveled together with three friends. We paid 5 dollars each for drives that took about 30-40...  more »
  • Ometepe is really a great place. It is remote and more rural feeling than Granada or San Juan Del Sur but in a good way. It has more of a small town vibe. A little slower pace with very kind and... 
    Ometepe is really a great place. It is remote and more rural feeling than Granada or San Juan Del Sur but in a good way. It has more of a small town vibe. A little slower pace with very kind and...  more »
  • Our son visited the Island a few years ago and highly recommended it to us. We finally made it there and spent twelve days roaming around hanging out with locals. The island is very friendly and if... 
    Our son visited the Island a few years ago and highly recommended it to us. We finally made it there and spent twelve days roaming around hanging out with locals. The island is very friendly and if...  more »

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