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Ometepe to Leon

Bethesda, Maryland
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Ometepe to Leon

We are planning a trip to Nicaragua over Christmas and have planned to spend 3 nights in Ometepe and then 4 nights in Leon. How long will it take to get to Leon from Ometepe? should we stay somewhere in between?

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1. Re: Ometepe to Leon

BTW you are not visiting Granada?


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2. Re: Ometepe to Leon

I had the same thought BEFORE I read Byron's reply. Four days in Leon is a little too long plus you are looking at about 5 hours + of travel in one day. I would stay 1 or 2 nights in Granada.

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3. Re: Ometepe to Leon

Based on your other post, I'm assuming you're renting a car. If you're driving, it should be about 1.5-2 hours from San Jorge to Managua then about another 1.5 hours from Managua to Leon. Just make sure when you're going from Managua to Leon that you take the Carreterra Nueva a Leon (new road to Leon), the one that runs right next to Lake Managua.

While you'll certainly miss something by skipping Granada, if you try to do both Granada and Leon, you'll probably find you don't have enough time in either place. There's lots to see and do in Leon, and the beaches in Las Penitas and Poneloya are only 20 minutes away as well as easy access to volcano hiking. Leon is considerably less touristed than Granada and feels a bit more authentic.

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