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Isla Ometepe

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All reviews san jorge ferry ride ojo de rent a scooter lake nicaragua laid back nice beaches santa cruz beautiful scenery horseback riding maderas volcano finca magdalena natural pool dry season howler monkeys ometepe nature
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Benni G
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place, very rural, everything closes by 7:00 pm but it’s amazing, very friendly people. Make sure to get early to the ferry in order to get a good spot.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ErniePietro
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank myrna415
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 602pt
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Awesome place to stop by and go for a swim in the jungle. Entrance is cheap and place is popular with local population. Pop in and mingle !

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jo08
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank buxtonred
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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29 January 2018|
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Response from Jo08 | Reviewed this property |
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
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8 January 2018|
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Response from WorldTraveler_and_Co | Reviewed this property |
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
27 May 2017|
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Response from Bngraves | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for the delay I hope I didn't miss you! If you hike volcano maderas you are in the JUNGLE. It doesn't get more up close and authentic than that!