Isla de Omotepe

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
Bananas Guest House Private Room

Bananas Guest House Private Room

Bananas Guest House Private Room is a double is situated in Altagracia and is 47 km from San Juan del Sur. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Towels and bed linen are featured at Bananas Guest House Private Room. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$20

 
$209.3
Hostal La Casona

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

$259.1
Hospedaje Bullshark

Hospedaje Bullshark

Hospedaje Bullshark offers accommodation on Ometepe island, 4 km from the centre of Altagracia. The property is in the indigenous community of Tilgue. Certain units include views of the mountain or garden. There is a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$25

$258.2
Bananas Guest House

Bananas Guest House

Bananas Guest House is a holiday home featuring a garden with a barbecue, set in Altagracia in the Ometepe Region. The unit is 48 km from San Juan del Sur. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a seating area and a kitchenette. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$25

$258.2
Hostal Rancho Sabor Isleño - Ometepe

Hostal Rancho Sabor Isleño - Ometepe

Set in Altagracia, 46 km from San Juan del Sur, Hostal Rancho Sabor Isleño - Ometepe features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$14

$148.0
Lazy Crab Hostel

Lazy Crab Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Lazy Crab Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Balgue. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$20

$207.6
Hotel Playa Santa Martha

Hotel Playa Santa Martha

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Playa Santa Martha offers pet-friendly accommodation in San José del Sur. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 7.0/10.

$25

 
$257.0
Hotel Finca Santo Domingo

Hotel Finca Santo Domingo

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Hotel Finca Santo Domingo offers pet-friendly accommodation in Santa Cruz, 45 km from San Juan del Sur. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$26

 
$266.9
El Zopilote

El Zopilote

Located in Balgue, 45 km from San Juan del Sur, El Zopilote boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. The hostel has a children's playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 6.4/10.

$12

 
$126.4
Hotel Finca Magdalena

Hotel Finca Magdalena

Offering free WiFi and a garden, Hotel Finca Magdalena is set in Balgue, 47 km from San Juan del Sur. Altagracia is 12 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Hotel Finca Magdalena also includes a terrace. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 6.4/10.

$15

 
$156.4

Highlights:

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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.
Also of Interest:
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Biking
Wildlife and Plants

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