Volcanoes on an Island in the Middle of a Lake

This rustic, off-the-beaten-path island is home to just a handful of communities, some quite remote. Visitors head to Ometepe to explore pristine jungle forests, hike a volcano, set out for picturesque waterfalls, hunt for archaeological treasures, and discover remote coves and beaches.

Located on Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island comprises two volcanoes connected by a thin strip of land. Its name is derived from the indigenous Nahuatl language and means “between two mountains,” referring to the Concepcíon and Maderas volcanoes. Concepcíon, the larger of the two, is active, as evident by the smoke that emanates from its cone. The rustic, off-the-beaten-path island is home to just a handful of communities, some quite remote. Visitors head to Ometepe to explore pristine jungle forests, hike a volcano, set out for picturesque waterfalls, hunt for archaeological treasures, and discover remote coves and beaches. There’s also swimming (don’t miss the mineral-rich waters of La Presa de Ojo de Agua), biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and canoeing.

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