The Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty of Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Set in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the world’s 19th largest lake, Ometepe Island is an escape from the stress of the modern world. Its most noticeable feature: the two volcanoes, one active and one extinct, that loom above all.

Island residents live a simple life of farming and fishing. There is no large-scale development and limited numbers of tourists make their way there for horseback riding, trekking in the jungle, eco-tours, and learning sustainable farming practices. You do find some expats on Ometepe, running restaurants or hostels…or farming. It’s still a relatively undiscovered destination.

In Pictures: Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

The twin volcanic peaks of Ometepe Island: Concepción, the active of the two, on the left and Maderas, the smaller inactive volcano, on the right. The Maderas volcano, which is dormant and stands at a height of 4,573 feet, rises above one of Ometepe’s many beaches. Farming is mainstay of Ometepe’s economy. And the rich volcanic soil makes for ideal growing conditions. The bounty of Ometepe. A wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables thrive here. The volcanic soil is a major reason why so much flora and fauna live here. The Ojo de Agua is a natural spring set in the jungle where you are welcome to swim and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The Concepción volcano, the bigger of the two, which dominates the landscape is an active stratovolcano. Its last eruption was in 2010.
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The bounty of Ometepe. A wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables thrive here. The volcanic soil is a major reason why so much flora and fauna live here.

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