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Ometepe IslandNicaragua

Twin volcanoes rise spectacularly out of Lake Nicaragua to form this stunning island featuring green fields, lush rainforest and freshwater springs.

Get out among nature on tranquil Ometepe Island, where unspoiled landscape encompasses everything from volcanos to cascading waterfalls. Try adventure sports, go in search of incredible wildlife and learn about the history of this scenic island.

Hike up the active Concepción Volcano to get stunning views from its summit. Although the top of Concepción is often covered in clouds, on a rare clear day, the Pacific Ocean is visible. This challenging hike typically takes around 10 hours and should be attempted only with the assistance of a local guide. Alternatively, complete the difficult 8-hour hike up and down Maderas Volcano.

Soothe tired leg muscles by sinking into clear turquoise pools at the Ojos de Agua freshwater springs. Rest on sun loungers and sip on a cool drink or enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Children are welcome at the springs.

South of Concepción Volcano lies the Laguna Charco Verde nature reserve. Walk along the shady trails and listen for the guttural call of howler monkeys in the trees overhead. Go trekking along forest trails or rent a kayak from the reserve hotel to paddle around the lagoon.

Marvel at the pre-Colombian artifacts on display at the Museum El Ceibo. Examine urns, ceramics and other objects unearthed by archaeologists and local farmers. The museum’s exhibits provide insight into the rich cultural heritage of this island.

Bask in the tropical sun on the black-sand strip at Punta Jesus Maria. Stay for sunset and enjoy amazing views over Lake Nicaragua and Concepción Volcano.

For something more high-energy, soar through the treetops on the Chico Largo Adventure zip line course. Other popular activities including kayaking on the lake, horse riding and hiking to the San Ramon waterfall.

To reach Ometepe Island, ride the ferry from San Jorge. From here, local taxis and buses can bring you to your accommodations.

Enjoy a trip to this incredible island, which offers an appealing blend of relaxation and adventure.

Top Hotels in Ometepe Island

Xalli Beach Hotel
Xalli Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Calle Principal, Playa San Fernando, Ometepe Island, Rivas
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $27 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Situated in Ometepe Island, this beach hotel is steps from Lake Nicaragua and Santo Domingo Beach. Ojo de Agua Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with the lake just in front. Hammocks all around to laze with the strong winds and shades from the trees. Room was very big and comfortable! No coffee/tea amenities but if you want hot water, they send it to your room. Room had lots of big ants they irked us. Some even went on the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Xalli Beach Hotel
Hotel Congos
Hotel Congos
3 out of 5
Altagracia. 1.4 Km Del Centro Merida, Ometepe Island, Rivas
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $45 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Nicaragua and within 6 mi (10 km) of Maderas Volcano and Petroglifos Emergidos El Guineo. Santo Domingo ...

Hotel Congos
Totoco Ecolodge- Authentic Ecotourism
Totoco Ecolodge- Authentic Ecotourism
3.5 out of 5
Callejon de la Palmera, 800m arriba, Ometepe Island, Rivas
The price is $56 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in Ometepe Island, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Nicaragua and within 6 mi (10 km) of Santo Domingo Beach and Ojo de Agua Park. Maderas Volcano ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"It’s is a beautiful and unique location. With the most spectacular sunsets viewed either from the infinity pool or the open air restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Totoco Ecolodge- Authentic Ecotourism
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Ometepe Island

Casa Canada. New Large 3 Bedroom two Bath House on 3 Acres With Private Pool
Casa Canada. New Large 3 Bedroom two Bath House on 3 Acres With Private Pool
Ometepe Island, Rivas (department)

Situated in Ometepe Island, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Nicaragua and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Jesus Maria Point. Charco Verde Lake and Ometepe ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Ometepe Paradise

"Beautiful place on large property alive with wild monkeys, squirrels & birds, great looking roosters, hens (we had fresh eggs every day) and pool with ghecko's aplenty! Very close to township, great for walking to for dinners but not so good when celebrations with disco music all night are in order. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2018

Casa Canada. New Large 3 Bedroom two Bath House on 3 Acres With Private Pool
Beach House North of Popoyo With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, and Private Pool!!!
Beach House North of Popoyo With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, and Private Pool!!!
Tola, Rivas (department)
The price is $45 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in La Vista, this resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Anthropology Museum, San Pedro Parish, and Yamil Rios Stadium. Guacalito de La Isla and Playa Amarillo ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Lovely time at Mangotime

"Very happy with our months stay at Mango time. Thanks to Alex and Carol for the hospitality and wonderful friendship. We truly appreciate feeling at home in your beautiful country!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Beach House North of Popoyo With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, and Private Pool!!!
Villa La Joya
Villa La Joya
3.5 out of 5
Las Terrazas Condo 1, Guacalito de la Isla, Tola, Rivas

Nestled on the beach, this Tola villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Anthropology Museum, San Pedro Parish, and Guacalito de La Isla. Playa Amarillo and Gigante Beach ...

Villa La Joya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Ometepe Island

Isla Ometepe
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Isla Ometepe

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Isla Ometepe during your travels in Moyogalpa. Wander the lakeside and beaches while you're in the area.

Santo Domingo Beach
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Santo Domingo Beach

4/5(1 review)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Santo Domingo Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Ometepe Island. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's volcano viewpoints.

Charco Verde Lake
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Charco Verde Lake

5/5(1 review)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Charco Verde Lake during your travels in Ometepe Island. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's volcano viewpoints.

Rerserva Nacional Volcan Mombacho
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Rerserva Nacional Volcan Mombacho

5/5(19 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Rerserva Nacional Volcan Mombacho, a lovely green space in Managua. Discover the volcano viewpoints while you're in the area.

Laguna de Apoyo
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Laguna de Apoyo

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Laguna de Apoyo, a popular spot to commune with nature in Managua. Wander the forest or discover the area's volcano viewpoints.

Puerto Salvador Allende
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Puerto Salvador Allende

4.5/5(41 reviews)

Dine at one of the many restaurants, stroll along the lakeside boulevard and take a boat trip to nearby Love Island.

Top things to do in Ometepe Island

ATV'S for rent
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ATV'S for rent

$60
Per adult
A great tour day for the ISLAND OF OMETEPE.
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A great tour day for the ISLAND OF OMETEPE.

$73
Per adult
kayak tours
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kayak tours

$16
Per adult
Ometepe Day Tour
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Ometepe Day Tour

$62
Per adult
Beach View Zipline Tour in San Juan del Sur from Managua
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Beach View Zipline Tour in San Juan del Sur from Managua

$116
Per adult
Private: Granada Colonial City & Islets
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Private: Granada Colonial City & Islets

$160
Per adult

Reviews of Ometepe Island

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Highly recommend visiting this island, many wonderful things to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Great island to visit for 2-3 days

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 13, 2019

We just rented a driver for the days we were there and he took us everywhere, didn't charge a lot, and was extremely patient. I think that is the best route to take. If you book a package on the Ferry from the tour guy, you can negotiate A LOT.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2019

The waterfalls are a must - so great!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous, if you love nature it's definitely the place to be.

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