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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 howler monkeys ometepe nature waterfall
We took the ferry to Isla Ometepe with our car. It cost about $50 each way but was worth it. We did horseback riding to the waterfalls and it was beautiful and worth it. We did ride for about 5-6 hours. It only cost $50...More
One of the most amazing things to do in Nicaragua! Isla of Ometepe is a paradise in the middle of the Great Lake. It has two volcanoes. One call Concepcion which is the highest and one called Maderas.
I climb Maderas with 7 other people...More
Ometepe is a great place to visit! I really liked to drive around with the Motorcycle. What I did:
- kayaking in the sunset
- hike to the waterfall
- drive around with motorcycle
- visit a small beach
- full day hike to Vulcano...More
Lots of rain but a fun place to stay, loads of things to do and definitely worth a visit. If you have your own transport you can find better value accommodation further into the island. The whole island is worth exploring, go off the beaten...More
The best way to enjoy free from tours is to rent a bike and drive everywhere.
Many of the roads are quite rocky I wouldnt rent a scooter.
We rented a bike for about 26 USD for a day the trick is that you have...More
The island is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Rent a scooter or motorcycle and go around yourself, it requires a few days to be explored fully and the climb to the two volcanoes is challenging due to the hot weather. Don't miss the butterflies...More
Where to start...we spent 8 days on the isla staying with a friend who has a finca near Santa Cruz. Highlights:
- rain forest, waking up every morning to the sound of the birds and monkeys
- stand up paddle boarding on Lake Nicaragua almost...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.