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All reviews san jorge ferry ride ojo de rent a scooter lake nicaragua laid back nice beaches off the beaten track santa domingo horseback riding beautiful scenery maderas volcano finca magdalena the main road natural pool howler monkeys ometepe
Ometepe was the highlight of my trip in Nicaragua. I saw the most vibrant sunsets, ate fantastic food and saw amazing wildlife. My friend and I rented a scooter for a day and got to see the entire island. I was unbelievably beautiful. If I’m...More
Surrounded by nature and magnificant volcanoes, it takes about 3 days via motor bike to see the sights. The island is not friendly to credit cards so make sure you take enough cash. Food is decent, and people are friendly. There is a lot of...More
its beautiful. there are 7 really cool things to do.
if your in moyogalpa and you can afford it (I thinks its $30 bucks for a private room) stay at Soma.
It is incredible. Sarah is awesome. her kids are great
but...barter everything else. the...More
"Omatepe", meaning two mountains, is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua and is formed by two volcanoes rising out of the lake. The volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas, are joined by a low isthmus to form an island in the shape of an hourglass. It has...More
If you want to run away from cities or if you want to spend couple days in cheaper place you should visit that island. There have so many hostels and rooms here you don’t need book a room before you trip. You can hike ,...More
Whether you're down for adventure or you just want to chill--or maybe get in a little of both--Ometepe is the ideal place. It has beaches, plenty of bars and restaurants, and, of course, two volcanoes to hike. You can also just rent a motorbike and/or...More
At the suggestion of many fellow travelers, I visited Isla Ometepe for a few days during my Nicaraguan backpacking trip. While there, I found one of my new favorite hotels and met lots of amazing people. I was surprised at how big the island was,...More
When I visited Ometepe it was the island feast with singing, dancing, a rodeo and a buffet in the Northern part of Moyogalpa, so it was a fantastic night out, I made a video. I went to climb Maderas volcano with fantastic views and monkeys...More
The island is rather clean compared to Nicaragua with almost no rubble. Livestock is walking freely which is good to see. It has many beautiful features like the vulcano, sweet water, waterfalls, loads of wildlife and friendly locals.
It is possible, but it would make for a long and rushed day, as others suggested. My family and I hired a driver to take us to the ferry. Because we were on Ometepe for several days, we did not hire a guide. Ometepe... More
It is possible, but it would make for a long and rushed day, as others suggested. My family and I hired a driver to take us to the ferry. Because we were on Ometepe for several days, we did not hire a guide. Ometepe, although lots of amazing things to attract tourist, still had a very rural feel and we were lucky that we had someone in my family who speaks fluent Spanish. If you have no small children, then if you don't hire a guide, rent bikes or mopeds. The island is very easily navigatable since there is only 1 major road. I would highly recommend more than 1 day. While We liked Granada, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ometepe and would love to return!
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There are several ferries that go to Ometepe, we caught one at 11:00 am in San Jose and the ride takes about an hr. If you rent the car in Managua you could take it in the ferry with you, but you don’t really need a car in... More
There are several ferries that go to Ometepe, we caught one at 11:00 am in San Jose and the ride takes about an hr. If you rent the car in Managua you could take it in the ferry with you, but you don’t really need a car in Ometepe, you could rent an ATV or bike on the Island, we hired a tour guide that drove us around for about $80/day (we were a group of 8), I would suggest spending the night in Managua and taking an early ferry to the Island on Monday, everything closes super early in Ometepe around 7:30 pm so you wouldn’t want to get there late, keep in mind the sun sets around 5:30-6:00pm.
There are some good places in Managua where you could stay and have dinner.