Museum in Altagracia

Museo de Ometepe

The village's main attraction is this museum packed with information (in Spanish) about the island. (Though you’ll find a much more comprehensive collection at the Museos El Ceibo.) Non-Spanish speakers will still a…
Gallery in Esquipulas

Galería de Arte Carlos Vargas

Museum in Esquipulas

Museos El Ceibo

An excellent pair of museums. The Museo Numinástico (Coin Museum) documents the troubled history of the Nicaraguan economy through its coins and banknotes. Across the road, the Museo Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Muse…
Archaeological Site in Altagracia


A place to see some of the finest remaining ancient excavated statues on Ometepe is beside the Altagracia church, close to the Parque Central, where a handful of softly eroding monoliths still stand sentry.
Island in Altagracia

Isla Grande

Close to Altagracia, this island, basically a plantain finca (farm) gone feral, is rarely visited despite being a fantastic place for birdwatching. If you’re interested, you could certainly arrange a custom trip – a…
Waterfall in Santa Cruz to Mérida & San Ramón

Cascada San Ramón

This stunning 40m waterfall is one of the jewels of the island. The trail begins at the Estación Biológica de Ometepe; it’s a steep, four-hour round-trip on an easy-to-follow trail that’s lost some of its charm sinc…
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 or taking a dip in the lake.
Ruins in Isla de Ometepe


Ruins in Isla de Ometepe


Ruins in Isla de Ometepe