Birding Paradise Among Largely Uninhabited Islets

An isolated archipelago of dense jungle, these four relatively large islands (and more than 30 mostly uninhabited islets) host an astonishing concentration of birdlife, including tiger herons, roseate spoonbills, and many migratory species.

The Solentiname Islands are located in the southern part of Lake Nicaragua. An isolated archipelago of dense jungle, these four relatively large islands (and more than 30 mostly uninhabited islets) host an astonishing concentration of birdlife, including tiger herons, roseate spoonbills, and many migratory species. The islands were largely unknown before the mid-1960s, when the establishment of a new parish put them on the map. Today, the Solentiname community is widely known for its thriving artist population. Paintings by resident artists capture local imagery: exotic flora, vibrant birds, and inhabitants going about their daily life. Visitors can hike, swim, or explore the islands by canoe. There are also important archeological sites (including petroglyphs with images of parrots, monkeys, and people) and a wildlife refuge that’s home to monkeys and alligators.

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