Nicaragua Ometepe Island
Relaxed, tranquil Ometepe - the largest freshwater island in the world, rising from Lake Nicaragua, is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas.
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.
Holidays Ometepe Island
From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.
Costa Rica / Nicaragua
Active Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Rivers and volcanoes
16 days from £3,629pp
Group - Discovery
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Alcion: Central America Discovery
22 days from £3,061pp
Group - Discovery
Cotinga: Off the beaten track Nicaragua
18 days from £2,886pp
Signature Nicaragua: Fire, water and revolution
10 days from £2,210pp
Where to go when - our guide to Ometepe Island
The weather in Ometepe Island is wide and varied
The largest freshwater island in the world, Ometepe is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas. With a laidback rural vibe, the island has rich fertile soils that are peppered with citrus, banana, watermelon, avocado and cacao plantations and the jungle vegetation is home to monkeys and a plethora of bird species.View our Ometepe Island weather guide
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