Nicaragua’s mysterious volcanic island

An insider’s travel guide to Isla Ometepe

Isla Ometepe is a truly unique place. As for so many, the island was, without a doubt one of our highlights in Nicaragua. The world’s largest freshwater lake is surrounded by the pristine waters of Lago Nicaragua.

The twin-coned island

Formed by two volcanos, Conception and Maderas, the island took the shape of an infinity symbol. The once native Nahual people called the island “two hills” (Ome = two, tepe = hills). Because of Isla Ometepe’s mystical charm and breathtaking rugged landscape, mankind was intrigued by the island ever since.

As you approach the island with its twin-coned silhouette dramatically rising into the horizon, the boat ride itself brings the promise of a magical experience.

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