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Nicaragua: Ometepe Island

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Relaxed, tranquil Ometepe  - the largest freshwater island in the world, rising from Lake Nicaragua, is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas. There’s a timeless feel to the place, where legends and jaguar cults are still in circulation, and the people lead a traditional rural lifestyle avoiding the boisterous political events of the country.  The volcanic landscapes are partially blanketed with luxuriant jungle vegetation populated by monkeys and a plethora of bird species. Thanks to the rich, fertile soil, the slopes and flatter parts of the island are peppered with citrus, banana, watermelon, avocado and cacao plantations.

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We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
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Things to do in Ometepe Island

Hike to a Waterfall

Hike to a waterfall on Ometepe Island

Climb Maderas Volcano

Climb Maderas volcano


What our experts say

In one stay on Ometepe island you can expect to watch wildlife at play, stumble across the odd ancient petroglyph, swim in the warm waters of the surrounding lake and cool waters of the crystal clear lagoon in the forest, pass many a cowboy riding bareback, and see traditional agricultural methods still in use at a finca where you can try the produce be it organic coffee or mangoes fresh from the trees – and that’s just for starters. The ambience of the island, which is made up of one constantly active volcano and another dormant and lushly green volcano linked only by a thin swampy isthmus, is magical just in itself.

Nicola Gude

Nicola Gude

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