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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  • One of the most beautiful places on Earth. A magical feeling of calmness and relaxation. A welcomed escape from everything urban 
  • We loved our stay on the island. Like many before us, we found it to be a great combination of sit back and relax and kick your butt action. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go and really ...  more »
  • Loved this island so much! Our fave place in Nicaragua. This island is chill, laid back, has friendly people, local food, and just full of adventures. It's easy to tour this island, just rent a scoote...  more »