Travel Blogs from Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

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A deer entered the bar..........., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

A deer entered the bar...........

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... as we leave the dock of San Jorge. I also sit on top to enjoy the view as we sail closer and closer to the Isla de Ometepe. From a distance, all you can really see are the two volcanoes and what a sight they are! There's a little bit of cloud ...

Missing tourists., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Missing tourists.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Isla de Ometepe is a picture perfect volcanic island in Lake Nicaragua, formed by the now extinct Volcán Maderas (1394 meters) and the dormant Volcán Concepción (1610 meters). Carmen had to leave for the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica while Steve and ...

Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... not admitting to not knowing where something is and just guessing! Next it was a chicken bus to Rivas to get the ferry to Isla Ometepe. Chicken buses vary from quite good fun to a bit intimidating, Managua was the latter. As always when you get to the ...

Feather of Divine Timing, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Feather of Divine Timing

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... ? Amazing fruit. It's only taken eight months to get here, let's see what all the fuss is about Paris. Isla de Ometepe, an Island on Lake Nicaragua formed by a couple of volcanoes, one active and the other dead. Staying at 'Finca Zopilote', a 100% self ...

Dave's Sick Again!, Moyagalpa, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Dave's Sick Again!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... in and filling out the forms (tab system) I ordered some BBQ chicken for lunch and went off for a walk to the lake. Lago de Nicaragua isn't the cleanest water I've ever seen, it's brown, but here in Merida it was far clearer. Clearer than the river I ...

Heading for the border..., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Heading for the border...

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... of people selling crap you don't want and other scams, I am going the long way. Currently, I'm on Isla de Ometepe, a large island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua formed by two volcanoes, one still active. From here, I will use a 12 hour overnight ferry to ...

Isla de Ometepe -  The Limit of Physical Endurance, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe - The Limit of Physical Endurance

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... what a stunning centrepiece Volcan Concepcion, and to a lesser extent the adjoining Volcan Maderas (which together make up the Isla de Ometepe), make on this huge body of water. Dan and I, together with a number of other backpackers and several ...

Road Trip From Hell!, Merida, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Road Trip From Hell!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... , and a couple of visits to see how Dave was doing I went to bed early. Dave should be discharged tomorrow so we'll be leaving Ometepe on the earliest ferry possible. Not the sort of stay I had in mind for this island and I'd love to go back one day and ...

Poisoned, Isla de ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Poisoned

A travel blog entry by kris

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Isla Ometepe was a disaster for me, I was really looking forward to the 4000 year old rock carvings, the twin volcano climb and remembering since i was a young child wondering 'how big can that lake and island actually be?' On the Friday Getting from Leon ...

Island of Volcano´s, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Island of Volcano´s

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We arrived at Isla Ometepe, an island in the biggest lake of Central America (Lago Nicaragua) formed by two volcano´s next to each other. The view from the boat as we approached the island was great, tomorrow we ll go and explore ...

Volcano Islands, Altagracia, Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Islands

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... choose to stay here for a while to learn some essential Spanish if I returned. We were going to Isla de Ometepe today, a volcanic island in the Lago de Nicaragua, but the question was how and when. We could either leave early on a bus to Rivas and ...

Lago de Nicaragua, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Lago de Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... quite an effort considering most of our clothes in our backpacks were dirty. Today we took the ferry from Grenada to Isla de Ometepe, the beautiful double volcanic island in the middle of Lago de Nicaragua. This was a twice-a-week ferry that crossed ...

Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen

A travel blog entry by janinger

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Nichts anderes ist die Insel Ometepe. Eine Insel, bestehend aus zwei großen Vulkanen, die 1400 m und 1600 m in die Höhe ragen. Nachdem wir mit der Fähre übergesetzt hatten ging es in einem Chickenbus weiter zum Strand Santa Domingo. Dieser Bus machte ...

climbing the Maderas volcano, Maderas volcano- Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

climbing the Maderas volcano

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... Nu nog een uur rijden terug naar ons hotel El Castillo in Altagracia. english Despite being the smaller volcano on the island of Ometepe the Maderas still is a huge volcano, almost 1,400 meters high. The Maderas volcano is dormant and has an altitude of ...

Survival of the fittest, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Survival of the fittest

A travel blog entry by diandkevworld

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... Granada it was another hot and sticky chicken bus (this time with live chickens on board) to San Jorge to catch the Ferry over to Isla de Ompetepe, the Island of the two volcanos. We made the ferry in the nick of time and spent an hour holding on tight ...

Perfectamente!, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Perfectamente!

A travel blog entry by namaste32

... an hour and a half away. Here, we took a quick taxi to San Jorge, where we caught the hour long ferry to the Isla de Ometepe. (All the legs of our trip were about $1.) Ometepe is an island formed by two giant and beautiful volcanoes rising out of Lake ...

The funniest cycle ride home...., Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

The funniest cycle ride home....

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... cosy seat and stood infront of us all, just as we wanted to enjoy the view of the volcanoes... and we finally arrived. Isla de Ometepe is formed by two volcanoes in the middle of lago de nicaragua, and they are pretty spectacular. We were bombarded by ...

Let´s Get EXTREME!, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Let´s Get EXTREME!

A travel blog entry by namaste32

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... me. I had no idea what I was going to do. Um, I´m on the side of a volcano in the middle of an island in Nicaragua with a bent finger. What?!! Realizing this, I started really crying and Teddy just kept telling me, ¨You´re a hero, Sue.¨ Manny didn´t ...

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by domkop

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Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

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Time to get slightly off the beaten track with a visit to the Isla de Ometepe in the middle of the Lago de Nicaragua. The island is formed from two volcanoes and is home to several small Nicaraguan towns. We stayed in a small town just north of Volcan ...

A lake with two volcanoes, Moyogalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

A lake with two volcanoes

A travel blog entry by cgavin

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... some random building supplies were strapped to the back of the ferry and we began the hour long boat ride to Isla Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua.  The views from the ferry were spectacular: Lake Nicaragua almost rivals the Great Lakes in terms of surface ...

Nicaragua Part II, San Marcos, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua Part II

A travel blog entry by wabbey

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... that evening. After 4 fantastic Pacific days it was time to move on, next up: Ometepe Island. Situated on Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe is the world's largest volcanic island inside a freshwater lake. That has got to be, hands down, the most worthless fact ...

Vulkanbestigning, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Vulkanbestigning

A travel blog entry by jakobahman

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... Mario, som jag reser med för tillfället, hade en idé om att vi skulle campa med våra nyinköpta begagnade tält på en av de två vulkanerna som finns här på ön. Sagt och gjort så hörde vi oss för och fick en lokal guide att bli eld och lågor ...

Volcano Island - Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Island - Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by barbarabryson

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Our final stop in Nicaragua was to be Isla de Ometepe, an island formed from the volcanic rocks and sand of two volcanoes. We decided to stay south of one of the Volcanoes, La Conception, which is still active. I actually didn't realize until after our ...

Volcanoes Floating a Lake, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcanoes Floating a Lake

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

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After another short 4 hour trip, we arrived at the edge of  Lago de Nicaragua, also known by Colcibolca or 'the sweet sea', the largest lake in Central America. It is 177 km long and 58 km wide and has an average depth of  70 metres. The lake is ...

More volcanos, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

More volcanos

A travel blog entry by cathandnick

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Our first stop in Nicaragua was the little island of Ometepe.  A very magical little island in the middle of Laga de Nicaragua which was formed a couple of hundred years ago from two volcanoes, one still slightly active, and ...

Crossed the border and lived to tell about it, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Crossed the border and lived to tell about it

A travel blog entry by drkrichfountain

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I arrived at Isla de Ometepe just a short while ago, and I was beaming and victorious as I stepped off the ferry.  Let me just say that I don´t have words for the hjourney that I experienced today and I think I am exhausted and maybe suffering from ...

Volcanos in view, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcanos in view

A travel blog entry by dave-mcgowan

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Hola Amigos Yes we are still very far behind on the blog, and this is in spite of us spending so long on Utila in Honduras! So we moved on from Costa Rica without too much trouble. The border crossing was as smooth as you can expect though it is quite ...

Isla de Ometepe, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

Isla de Ometepe

A travel blog entry by simonjames

Isla de Ometepe. Volcanoe-climb attempt and failure. Nice beaches/beautiful walks through the rural roads. Knocking down mangos right off the ...

sacred isle of Ometepe -- one volcano  on each end, isla de ometepe, Nicaragua travel blog

sacred isle of Ometepe -- one volcano on each end

A travel blog entry by bornfornow

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oh, the adventures here too! this island had an volcano at each end -- and one was ...

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