Conquering Concepción Volcano

Conquering Concepción Volcano

The northwest half of Ometepe island is formed by the domineering figure of Concepción Volcano. At 1610 metres, Concepción is Nicaragua’s second highest volcanic peak, and with 26 confirmed eruptions over the last century, its most active. The last major … Read More

Exploring Rural Moyogalpa Ometepe on Horseback

Exploring Rural Moyogalpa Ometepe on Horseback

It doesn’t take long on Ometepe to realise how important horses are to life on the island. They draw carts loaded with fruit and plantains through village streets and, ridden by young men, lead early morning cattle drives. In fact … Read More

Discovering the Magnificent San Ramon Waterfall in Ometepe

Discovering the Magnificent San Ramon Waterfall in Ometepe

Carved out from the densely forested southwest face of Maderas Volcano is the San Ramon waterfall; a sheer, 50 metre cliff over which flows a river of volcanic spring water. The waterfall is only reachable by foot via a trail … Read More

A day well spent in Moyogalpa, Ometepe

A day well spent in Moyogalpa, Ometepe

As Ometepe’s principle ferry port, Moyogalpa will likely be a traveller’s first experience of the island. Moyogalpa is also the largest and most populous village on Ometepe and boasts two supermarkets, multiple banks, a western union, and many options for … Read More

How to travel to Casa de Gio Ometepe from Costa Rica

How to travel to Casa de Gio Ometepe from Costa Rica

With Lago Nicaragua and the Island of Ometepe situated so closely to the Costa Rican border, the crossing at Peñas Blancas is a common experience for travellers. Peñas Blancas is usually fairly quiet, but come in December or around Semana … Read More

Relax and Rejuvenate in Ojo de Agua, Ometepe

Relax and Rejuvenate in Ojo de Agua, Ometepe

Two pools of cool, turquoise spring water, carved out of a rainforest clearing create the beautiful Ojo de Agua. The source of the water is an underground spring, which bubbles through permeable rock into the upper pool. The water temperature … Read More

Hiking the Wild Maderas Volcano, Ometepe

Hiking the Wild Maderas Volcano, Ometepe

The extensively forested Maderas volcano rises almost 1400m out of Lago de Nicaragua to form the southeast half of Ometepe. Although Maderas is classified as an active volcano, it hasn’t erupted in over 3000 years, allowing a substantial cloud forest … Read More

The Natural Charm of Charco Verde

The Natural Charm of Charco Verde

The natural reserve, Charco Verde, is an emerald lagoon separated from Lago de Nicaragua by only a narrow perimeter of lush, tropical forest. The name, ‘Green Puddle’ in English, is derived from an abundance of algae found in the lagoon, … Read More

A Sunset At Punta Jesús María, Ometepe

At the most most westerly tip of Isla de Ometepe, you will find the Punta Jesús María, a narrow lizard’s tail of black sand stretching far out into Lago de Nicaragua. In the height of the dry season, when the … Read More