Travel Blogs from Moyogalpa
Tues 24th Apr cont.
When we arrived at Rivas we had to negociate a price for a taxi to take us to San Jorge, 9k down the road to the ferry port. We managed to get an ok deal and set off to the port. Once at the port, we bought our tickets for cd$50 each and then had to pay another cd$10 to the guy on the gate for port tax. We know what …
... getting the feeling that I actually wanted to stay awhile. So I booked 3 nights at a hostel (found a private room for about $13/night) and started googling how to get there.
From Wikipedia: "Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome (two) and tepetl (mountain), meaning two mountains. It is the largest island in ...
I read that Ometepe is a tribal term for The Place of Two Hills which accurately describe this beautiful island on Lago de Nicaragua. The 2 hills on Isla Ometepe are actually volcanoes and are 1600 and 1300 meters high, the tallest being Volcan Concepcion and the smaller no longer active one being Volcan Maderas. We of course hiked the higher still active Volcan Concepcion! They say it usually take between 8 to 10 hours to hike ...
... on of madaras We ate much pizza after fully sick of the taste of rise and beans :)) oh yes The next day we wake at 4.30 to climb the larger volcano! conception only 3500 ft but active however we could hardly see anything as we breached through the forest as we were walking through a cloud oh well a full days hike and a well deserved ...
... from Moyogalpa, the touristic village at the base of Volcan Concepcion, and headed to the slopes of Volcan Maderas on the other side of the island. I had heard of two unique horticulture spots I wanted to check out. After two bus rides and a 20 minute walk, I arrived at El Zopilote (what the lonely planet describes as a 'laid back organic hippy farm') where I was greeted by their 'school bus - turned reception and goods shop' where they sell ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking