Isla de Omotepe

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Isla de Omotepe, photo by Bernal Saborio
Isla de Omotepe (photo by Bernal Saborio)
 

Ometepe Island (Isla de Ometepe) is an island located in Lake Nicaragua (Lago Cocibolca), accessible by regular ferry from San Jorge.

There are only a few small settlements on the island, along with a number of small coffee plantations, making it a good place for a remote escape from the crowds.

The island is dominated by two volcanoes, which can be climbed, as hiking trails and beaches. Biking and motor-biking the island are popular ways to get around and explore hard-to-reach destinations.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Hotel La Omaja

Offering year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Hotel La Omaja is located in Mérida in the Rivas Region Region, 40 km from San Juan del Sur. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$55

 
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Santa Cruz Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Santa Cruz Hostel offers accommodation in Santa Cruz. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. There is a tour desk at the property. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$9

 
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Monkeys Island Ometepe

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Monkeys Island Ometepe offers pet-friendly accommodation in Mérida. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$9

 
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Selvista Guesthouses

Selvista Guesthouses is a barefoot luxury collection of jungle guesthouses on the slopes of the Maderas Volcano on Ometepe island, 31 km from the port town of Moyogalpa. Guests can enjoy the on-site honesty bar. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$48

 
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Hostal La Casona

Hostal La Casona is located in San José del Sur, 36 km from San Juan del Sur. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$25

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See all hotels in Isla de Omotepe.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel La Omaja

Hotel La Omaja

Offering year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Hotel La Omaja is located in Mérida in the Rivas Region Region, 40 km from San Juan del Sur. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$55

 
$559.1
Finca Montania Sagrada

Finca Montania Sagrada

Finca Montania Sagrada is located in the foothills of Maderas Volcano and features spacious rooms and bungalows with mountain views and free breakfast. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens. Average score from 109 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$55

 
$558.8
San Juan de la Isla

San Juan de la Isla

Offering a restaurant and a private beach area, San Juan de la Isla is located in Altagracia, just 2.3 km from the main road. Free WiFi access, free private parking and views of Concepción volcano and the surrounding Lake Nicaragua are available. Average score from 144 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$75

 
$758.4
Hotel Finca El Chipote

Hotel Finca El Chipote

Located within a 15-minute walk of Concepcion Volcano on Ometepe Island with excellent views of Lake Nicaragua, this quaint hotel features a pool, complimentary breakfast and is a 10-minute drive from Santo Domingo Beach. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$60

 
$608.2
Hostel Edelma

Hostel Edelma

Hostel Edelma is situated in Altagracia, 47 km from San Juan del Sur. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a TV. You will find a tour desk at the property. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$40

$408.1
Selvista Guesthouses

Selvista Guesthouses

Selvista Guesthouses is a barefoot luxury collection of jungle guesthouses on the slopes of the Maderas Volcano on Ometepe island, 31 km from the port town of Moyogalpa. Guests can enjoy the on-site honesty bar. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$48

 
$488.1
Hotel Villa Paraiso

Hotel Villa Paraiso

Located in Santo Domingo in the Ometepe Region, 45 km from San Juan del Sur, Hotel Villa Paraiso boasts a children's playground and terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 71 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$80

 
$808.1
Totoco Eco-lodge

Totoco Eco-lodge

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Totoco Eco-lodge is located in Balgue. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas of this lodge. The bungalows offer wooden furniture, mosquito net and a fan. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$114

 
$1148.1
El Encanto Garden Hotel

El Encanto Garden Hotel

El Encanto Garden Hotel is located in Santa Cruz. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Santo Domingo Beach is a 7 minute walk from the property. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$31

 
$318.0
Jardin del Buho Hostal

Jardin del Buho Hostal

Set in Altagracia, this apartment features a terrace. The property features views of the mountain is 45 km from San Juan del Sur. Free private parking is available on site. The unit is fitted with a kitchenette. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$30

$307.6
Hotel Congos Resort

Hotel Congos Resort

Situated in Mérida, 40 km from San Juan del Sur, Hotel Congos Resort features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The resort has an outdoor pool and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways

Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua)

This is the 10th largest freshwater lake on earth. It offers a diverse range of water-based activities.
Volcanoes
The island has two volcanoes:

1. Volcan Concepcion (~ 8 hours return, strenuous).

2. Volcan Maderas to a crater lake (~ 6 hours return, less strenuous).
Hiking and Trekking
The main hikes are to the tops of the two volcanoes. Another hike goes to a 35-m waterfall on the south side of Maderas (several hours return). Trails are generally unmarked and the terrain is rough.
Other Interests:
Natural
Waterfalls
Biking
Wildlife and Plants

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