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In Nicaragua you should not miss this great island. You can even spend there a week if you want to check all the nice activities / places.
Take a boat or ferry from San Jorge witch takes around 1h (50-80C$). In my opinion Santo Domingo...More
The island is worth to be visited and explored. Plan some extra time for transportation on the island and back from the island, especially if you have to catch a flight or whatever.
How to get there: from Rivas taxi to San Jorge, it’s about...More
We enjoyed every minute of the kayak excursion through this natural beautiful river. Although we saw very few animals, there were enough to keep you interested. The views and setting were truly enjoyable. A must do if going to the island
We loved this island, its culture and its people. Everywhere we went we found amazing views. It was full of tourists in December but somehow did not feel touristy. I wish we had stayed longer and will definitely be back.
Did a day trip from San Juan Del Sur and only had time for La Cascada San Ramon and Ojo de Agua. Wish we had more time also better luck with clear skies. Would have liked to go to Punta Jesus Maria for the view...More
We traveled as a family of 5 with 2 very young children (ages 2.5 and 5). This is an island with breathtaking scenery. We enjoyed our 4 night stay - we climbed to the Maderas Mirador, the horse backed to San Ramon waterfall, and played...More
Great spot to chill out for a few days, or climb volcanoes, if you are keen.
Easy and cheap to explore the island on your own with a scooter. Plenty of inexpensive places to eat and stay if you hunt around. Friendly locals.
One of the best 3 weeks of a year-round trip. Search for El Jardín de la Vida if you feel like laying and hammocks and really connecting to people, travelers and locals. Ometepe is everything I could've expect for. Made good friends with beautiful projects...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... 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.