Travel Blogs from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

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Ometepe- Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe- Lake Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by jensadventures

Today we set off at 7.30am to get to Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua. We got Taxi-Boat-Taxi and we arrived about midday. The two hour public bus we got to the ferry dock was terrible, Most of us had to stand up and it was so crammed I had no personal space ...

Adventure Island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Adventure Island

A travel blog entry by marshaonthemove

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... , and all the opportunities, the time has come... Will they survive?  If you travel through Central America, Ometepe Island in Nicaragua simply can't be missed! It would be a backpacker sin to not visit these extraordinary volcanoes towering out of ...

Volcano Islands, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano Islands

A travel blog entry by meezerman

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... because I´ve got people waiting on me. I climbed Maderas and we are now in Monteverde. Update from home: Okay, the full story of Ometepe. The hike up the volcano was a killer. I guess I'm in pretty bad shape, because it nearly did me in! My calves ...

Granada to Ometepe, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Granada to Ometepe

A travel blog entry by pitabread

Got up early today. Planned to go to Ometepe island. The ferry was supposed to be at 2pm, and we have to check out by 11am.We had breakfast in the hostel, and pretty much did not go out until 11. Then we decided to just walk and wait for ferry. On the ...

Camp for free in Ometepe Apr1-4 2010 (Lakefront), Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Camp for free in Ometepe Apr1-4 2010 (Lakefront)

A travel blog entry by jcm63

... Guys,      wanted to fill you in on an event taking place this "Semana Santa" (Easter) April 1-4 (Thur-Sunday) on Ometepe Island, it will take place on the least visited coast on the lake, named "Chilaite" beach, located in the San Pedro/La ...

Day of Dashing, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Day of Dashing

A travel blog entry by mcb5022

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... mix tablets as well but thought it would be best to expel for a little longer. Our tour today was to various parts of the island. First off was a visit to the west side of the island which was sheltered from the prevailing wind. Had to inspect "los ...

Tranquilo island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Tranquilo island

A travel blog entry by ej122493

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... you couldn't figure it out) is the word I heard most described by every local on La Isla de Ometepe, an island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, formed by two volcanoes - Concepcion and Madreras.  Although considered a tourist's must-see, it remains ...

Ometepe - Twin volcanic island in Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe - Twin volcanic island in Lake Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by brodieandalana

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... it would be more of a waste to be so close and not take the opportunity to visit. How we got there Ometepe is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua (also the largest lake in Central America) formed from two side by side Volcanoes rising up from the water ...

Ometepe, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe

A travel blog entry by magner

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Ometepe ...

Oh ! Motepe !, Omotepe Island, Nicaragua, Nicaragua travel blog

Oh ! Motepe !

A travel blog entry by aroundthemorld

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... clear water while the sun sets, in Monkey Hut. The next day, I'm on my way to Omotepe, an island with two volcanos right in the center of Lago Nicaragua, which was highly recommanded by some meditants friends.  On the way to Rivas (where I am to ...

La isla en Nicaragua, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

La isla en Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by puravidamai

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¡Ay, que aventura a una isla del centro de Lago de Nicaragua! Me gustó el viaje en ferry. Divertí mucho y estaba muy hermoso. Me encanta estar en lagos, mares, etc. Fuimos a la escuela también para enseñar los estudiantes inglés. Me gustó mucho ...

barefoot on the volcano..., Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

barefoot on the volcano...

A travel blog entry by haras-k.h.

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Relaxing on Ometepe, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Relaxing on Ometepe

A travel blog entry by stlblew

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... transferred to a smaller bus to go over on the other half of the island.  {The Island of Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua...aka Lake Cocibolca. The volcanoes, Concepcion (still active) and Maderas, are joined by a low ...

Flying through the forest.., Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Flying through the forest..

A travel blog entry by coxfamilytrip

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... ! Definitely do that again! Julio was accompanying us for our journey to San Jorge to get the ferry to Ometepe Island, the largest on Lake Nicaragua. The ferry was bit rough and ready! The ticket collector and the first mate looked like the brothers ...

Beautiful beaches, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Beautiful beaches

A travel blog entry by arinsmith

I just spend 2ish days in Ometepe, a beautiful island formed by two volcanos in Nicaragua. It was really pretty! To get there though, we first had to make a terrifying border crossing into Nicaragua. It involves getting a couple Passport stamps and ...

An island in the middle of a lake, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

An island in the middle of a lake

A travel blog entry by jj3101

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Ometepe is in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, and from the mainland it certainly is an incredible sight. It seems wierd to say "from the mainlaind" in regards to a land mass in the middle a lake, but it is the best I can do describe the size of the lake! ...

The hippies, the volcano, and the pants that were, Hostel Merida, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

The hippies, the volcano, and the pants that were

A travel blog entry by leiatlarge

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... to the locals, to Merida. We chose the 4km walk thinking this would be easy and fast. Unfortunately, on a small lazy island like Ometepe, distance and time are all relative. It´s as if the locals are functioning in a space-time bubble that brings all ...

Volcano island on Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano island on Lake Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... the entrance fee at the hotel. Also the best ones are on the outside with one in the car park that looks like the island of Ometepe. There is a lovely view of Volcan Concepcion and Santo Domingo beach on the hotels verranda, out the back. Once we'd seen ...

Ometepe Island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe Island

A travel blog entry by megdoestdf2010

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... water lakes in the world.  One guidebook says it is as large as the island of Puerto Rico. Ometepe is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua and consists of two volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas.  Maderas is a dormant volcano and Concepcion is ...

Feeling Hot  Hot, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Feeling Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by sianm_jones

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... on and hoped for the best. Luckily the car couldn't go very fast and we arrived at the port in one piece. The boat over to ometepe island was an hour and a quarter long and we had to sit on the floor as there was no seats spare. 10 hours after leaving ...

Two Volcanoes for the Price of One, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Two Volcanoes for the Price of One

A travel blog entry by golz

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... on one to take us to Rivas, but went further, we decided to go to the Isla de Ometepe straight. Isla de Ometepe is hourglass shaped island set on a huge lake, with two volcanoes, one dormant and one still very active. The island is 276 km², and ...

Volcanos rising from the lake, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcanos rising from the lake

A travel blog entry by fancythat

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Ometepe Island, Nicaragua The first time I'd ever heard of Ometepe was from my niece Janice. She had gone to Costa Rica then to Nicaragua. This sounded too cool! An island with two volcanoes! 4 years and a bit, a very sketchy boat trip and more FIFA ...

Next to Nicaragua!, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Next to Nicaragua!

A travel blog entry by rachelniewiada

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... are now in our second country! Time is flying by! 10 hours of taking busses, and taxis and boats to arrive on the little island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. It took us a very long time in the hot, humid weather to pass through the border. Only ONE gentleman was ...

Omelette Island., Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Omelette Island.

A travel blog entry by nigglynel

Keen to find some nature and hearing rave reviews about Lake Ometepe (or omelette island as we called it), we headed off to get the boat there. The chicken bus we picked up from Granada was epic! We had been told it left at 11am, obviously Nicaraguan time ...

Island Getaway In Nicaragua, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Island Getaway In Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by nomadland

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... a bus across the island, and then hitched a ride the last couple of kilometers to the beach on the southern end of the island. Unfortunately Ometepe did not live up to our expectations, but I'm willing to cough it up on us not coming at the right time of ...

My first Christmas away, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

My first Christmas away

A travel blog entry by rmalpass

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... pool and it was so nice to speak to family! We then headed back to the hostel for a turkey dinner and more drinks. Ometepe island definitely had a unique feel to it. Everyone on the island treated each other like family. You can also buy property ...

Volcano from 'You Know Where', Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano from 'You Know Where'

A travel blog entry by rachelniewiada

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... entire life. Is that even possible, you might ask? Why yes, I would like to answer you, it is. It most definitely is. On Ometepe Island, there are two volcanos- La Madera (one about 1200 ft with a lagoon in the middle) and La Concepcion (about 1460 ft ...

Ometepe island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe island

A travel blog entry by mkuncio

... went with waves crashing over the edges and water all over the floor. It was going to be a fun ride. Ometepe Island is located on Lake Nicaragua which is the largest in Central America and the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. Our hotel was ...

Ometepe Island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Ometepe Island

A travel blog entry by jmrowantravel

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On our way to Ometepe Island the shuttle bus overheated with water and steam all over the place. Had to wait 2 hours on the side of the road until a replacement bus could be arrangedt pick us up.there was alittle cafe/restaurant close by where we could ...

Volcano trekking on Ometepe Island, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Volcano trekking on Ometepe Island

A travel blog entry by fantasticfour

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Our next stop was Ometepe Island, in Lake Nicaragua. Lake Nicaragua spans almost half the country and supposedly has bull sharks and swordfish in which made taking a dip slightly nerve wracking. Ometepe is basically villages surrounding two volcanoes, one ...

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