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Isla de Ometepe

Getting there & away

The most convenient way to get to Isla de Ometepe is the one-hour, 17km boat ride from San Jorge to Moyogalpa. There are two classes of boats: smaller, less stable lanchas (motorboats; one way US$1.80) and larger, less frequent ferries (277 5354, 278 8190; ferry@ibw.com.ni; one way US$2.25), which can also transport bicycles (US$0.70), motorcycles (US$1.50) and, with 72 hours advance notice, cars (US$16.50).

Between November and February, winds can make the sea rough, particularly in the afternoon; consider taking the ferry. Fewer boats make the run on Sunday.

Moyogalpa to San Jorge 5:30am, 6am, 6:30am, 6:45am (ferry), 7am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm (ferry), 1:30pm and 4pm (ferry)

San Jorge to Moyogalpa 7:45am, 9am, 9:30am, 10:30am (ferry), 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm (ferry), 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm (ferry)