Attractions

Top Choice Volcano in Around Volcán Concepción

Volcán Concepción

This massive (and active) volcano is an Ometepe landmark. The seven- to 10-hour hike up loose volcanic stone to the summit of this looming peak can be tough, so be in good physical condition and bring water, snacks …
Top Choice Museum in Esquipulas

Museos El Ceibo

The excellent Museo Numismástico (Money Museum) documents the troubled history of the Nicaraguan economy through its coins and banknotes. Across the road, the Museo Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Museum) displays an ex…
Nature Reserve in Charco Verde & Isla de Quiste

Reserva Charco Verde

Rich with wildlife and fringed with black-sand beaches, this wooded ecological reserve is a quiet spot for hiking, birdwatching and taking a dip in the lake. There are three trails, totalling 4km in length; a flat o…
Landmark in Esquipulas

Punta Jesus Maria

Just outside the town of Esquipulas, this well-signed sand spit stretches out into the lake for more than 1km at the height of the dry season, when lake levels drop to reveal what was once a natural dock for indigen…
Gallery in Esquipulas

Galería de Arte Casa de Artista

Near the beach, local artist Abel shows off his work – from nudes and still life to landscapes. Swing by and have a look; it's signposted from the main road.