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Classic Ometepe Island
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Classic Ometepe Island

The name Ometepe means ‘two hills’ in the native ‘náhuatl’ language. The island measures 276 square kilometers and it houses two majestic volcanoes connected through a small strip of land.

Ometepe is currently one of the destinations admired by both local and international tourists for its nature, hospitality, beautiful landscapes, the two volcanoes, a rich archeological background, relaxing beaches and its numerous natural reserves and forests with high biodiversity.

The island is currently inhabited by friendly people who love their territory, dedicated to fishing and high-quality agricultural production which is made possible by the fertile soil. More recently, the ometepinos (inhabitants of Ometepe) have started to attend tourists and nowadays the island houses numerous establishments offering lodging, food, tours, and other services that enable tourists from all over the world to visit and explore this paradise.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ojo de Agua, Carretera Santo Domingo Tilgue, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua

Imagine a place where you could relax under the shade of the tropical forest and bathe in volcanic water, sipping coconut water. This amazing place exists in Ometepe and is called the Ojo de Agua! The Ojo de Agua is located in the community of Santo Domingo, in the municipality of Altagracia, Ometepe Island.

The water from this natural pool, known under the name of Ojo de Agua, comes directly from the Concepción Volcano. Because it is volcanic water, it is very rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, and sodium. All those chemical components have properties that help diminishing fever, muscular pain, stress, some allergies, and some people say that they even help rejuvenate!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Laguna Charco Verde, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua

The natural reserve Charco Verde is a protected area located between the two volcanoes of Ometepe, at the bottom part of the island. The area encompasses a lagoon, forest, and a beach.

The lagoon is called Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) and it is closed off from the lake by only a thin strip of land. The lagoon provides a shelter place for many birds.

The beach of Charco Verde is one of the best beaches on Ometepe. The quiet and rather private beach called Bancon is perfect for swimming and relaxing. You can hike through the forest to this beach and back to the entrance of the reserve, which will take around one hour if you do not stop at the beach. During the hike, you can enjoy nature and you can also observe the mainland which is visible on the horizon from this side of the island.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punta Jesus Maria, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua

Punta Jesús María is the most western point of Ometepe. A narrow strip of sand stretches out into Lake Nicaragua, which can reach as far as 1 kilometer into the lake during the dry season. You can walk on this strip of sand, with water splashing in from both the left and the right. During the raining season, however, the water level of the lake rises and this strip of sand can totally disappear.

This point is famous for its spectacular sunsets. When the sun sets late in the afternoon, the sky turns orange and you can enjoy this spectacle from the small restaurant that is located at Punta Jesús María called Restaurante Linda Vista. You can also see the mainland on the other side of the lake, including the Mombacho Volcano close to Granada.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Museum El Ceibo, Hacienda El Refugio, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe Nicaragua

Moses David Ghitis Rivera (Creator and Founder) began at age 12 (1976) to collect banknotes, coins and archaeological pieces which when his parents cultivated the land, agricultural implements unearthed such pieces, so they chose to collect and protect the Cultural Heritage of the Island of Ometepe sharing its collections with the public, transforming the rooms of a house into what are today Numismatic and Precolombino Museums, being inaugurated the 31 of March of 2007. This initiative was supported by friends who have donated pieces from different parts of the Island.

Ceibo became the only pre-Hispanic museum on the island of Ometepe and one of the largest museums in Nicaragua with the largest collection (it has a collection of more than 1,500 pre-Columbian pieces, which are in permanent exhibition) and more recognized in Nicaragua.

Duration: 30 minutes



Duration:13 hours 30 minutes
Commences in:Rivas Department, Nicaragua
Country:Nicaragua
City:Rivas Department

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