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Isla Ometepe

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Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I absolutely loved my time on Ometepe Island. Like most of the people I met I kept extending my stay to discover the island and to relax and unwind. La Urraca Loca in Balgüe was the perfect place for me to stay and Balgüe easily...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kayla I
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

1  Thank wrldtrvlr3341
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We traveled the island and enjoyed the people who live there. The cost for foreigners is more than the locals.

Thank pictakertsm
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank ToniandGiorge
Reviewed 13 July 2018

"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

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Opethowa
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

1  Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

1  Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

1  Thank Atanas_GK
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30 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!