Ometepe

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Ometepe

Ometepe

Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island is one of the most amazing places in the world will ever meet. Must visit if you are in any country in Central America. The name comes from Nahuatl and means Ometepetl “Two Mountains”.

It is located within the Lake Nicaragua, is the largest island in the world and is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves freshwater. Its area is 276 square kilometers and is formed by two huge volcanoes that are joined by a narrow isthmus.

Concepcion volcano

(1610m and north of the island) and Maderas volcano (1394m and south of the island). Most of the population is concentrated around the Concepción volcano, being Moyogalpa the main town of the island.

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Around the volcano and circumferentially is the main road that connects Moyogalpa to Altagracia, the second largest city of the island. The road was recienmente restored and is the only route to move from one place to another.

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What can you do with regular buses with minibuses, which make their times of private taxis or renting a car on the island in any of the various agencies car rental, tour the island on your own on a motorbike, quad or cycling is a highly recommended experience.

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On the island there is sufficient supply of tourism as far as hotels are concerned, you can find them in different categories and tastes. There are also restaurants and lounges that offer the best dishes at affordable prices. We recommend that you do not leave the island without trying the delicious fish cooking locals.

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There are many sites to visit

Ometepe has to be taken calmly and gradually be visited. The city is Moyogalpa input and typically reach your port from the port of San Jorge, Rivas. Several times a day there are trips between the two ports, both the ferry and one of the 3 boats that make the route.

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If you come with your own car, you can ship it on the ferry if there is available space for that. Although you can reach by boat from Granada to the city of Altagracia.

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There are many sites to visit, Ometepe has to be taken calmly and slowly visited.

The city is Moyogalpa input and typically reach your port from the port of San Jorge in Rivas. Several times a day there are trips between the two ports, both the ferry and in any of the three boats that route. If you come with your own vehicle, you can ship it on the ferry availability of space for that. Although you can reach by boat from Granada to the city of Altagracia.

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Arriving at the port of Moyogalpa, you will be at the start of the main street of the city, if you walk a little farther, will delve into the heart of Moyogalpa. In itself, the city does not have much, it is a quiet place to relax, sleep, eat or drink some beer while people are visiting the island in one of the bars is known. But it is the perfect place to establish a base from which to visit the island..

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Activities to do on Ometepe

excursions to volcanoes are the most requested and sought after by tourists. Both the Maderas and the Concepción. To do this, you will need to find a guide to accompany you, since it is prohibited route on your own.

From Moyogalpa you can go to Concepción volcano, which always keeps a smoky cloud on top. While to go to Maderas volcano, you must do some southernmost point of the island. Merida is a good place from which to begin the expedition to el Maderas.

RECOMMENDATIONS

· To visit the island devote several days.

· Get to it from the port of San Jorge, for ease of connection by boat.

· Bring mosquito repellent.

· If you go up one of the two volcanoes, do it with a local guide and wear good shoes.

· On excursions to volcanoes, bring enough water to drink.

*Useful Phones*

Moyogalpa:

Major: 25694213

Hospital: 25694247

National Police: 25694231

Harbor: 25694109

Altagracia:

Major: 25528745

Health Center: 25694247

National Police: 25526871

San Jorge:

National Police: 25634611

Harbor: 25634617

HOW TO GET?

The island of Ometepe is reached by boat and can be done in two different ways, from the city of Granada, or from the port of San Jorge in Rivas.

From Granada there is a boat that will take you to the city of Altagracia, this boat only goes twice a week and prefer to order in advance the square, since the capacity is limited and the risk of being grounded runs. The trip takes 2 hours and 30 minutes is a little heavy, since the large lake has its own waves. If you become dizzy, we recommend arriving at Ometepe from the port of San Jorge.

The other option to get to Ometepe, and the most recommended, is from the port of San Jorge, in the city of Rivas, which is attached to the port of Moyogalpa regular route by boat. Several times a day there are trips between the two ports, both the ferry and in any of the three boats that make the route and the trip takes about 30 minutes. If you come with your own vehicle, you can ship it on the ferry availability of space for that. If so, we recommend that anticipates booking the vehicle.

enlace externo: wikipedia