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.