A guide to Lake Nicaragua's islands
Soon behemoth supertankers will be cutting through the natural beauty of Lago de Nicaragua, Central America's largest lake...
Urban oases: the best towns in Central America
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Places in Isla de Ometepe
Not just the ferry terminal for hourly boats from the mainland, Moyogalpa is the nerve center for Ometepe’s nascent tourist industry, with several hotels and restaurants and most of the island’s tour companies. It’s also base camp for the climb up Volcán Concepción. It's a bit of a tourist ghetto, and those looking for chillaxed island days should hightail it outta here.
Around Volcán Maderas
This is the lusher, wilder side of the island. It’s even less developed than Concepción’s side, and petroglyphs are much more common. Any hotel can arrange guided hikes (US$10 to US$20 per group) to different groups of petroglyphs, or go on horseback for a few dollars more.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
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