Isla de Ometepe Travel Guide

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Isla de Ometepe Overview

Isla Ometepe is an island located in Lake Nicaragua. The island exists of two volcanoes, ConcepciĆ³n and Maderas. The shape of the island is created by the volcanoes and looks like an eight. There are roads around the volcanoes, which come together in the middle. To reach Isla Ometepe, you have to take the ferry from San Jorge or Granada, which will bring you to the biggist village on Isla Ometepe, Moyogalpa.

Both volcanoes are possible to climb. However for Maderas you need a local guide to find the summit. The track to summit is steep and can be slippery. The west side of the track is covered in cloud forest and the east side is mainly covered with coffee plantations.

Isla Ometep is known for its fantastic sunsets and when you are lucky you might see a fresh water shark. The only fresh water shark in the world lives in Lake Nicaragua.

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