To do Ometepe

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Admired for its diversity of experiences; adventure, nature reserves, rainforests, diverse wildlife populations, beautiful beaches, crystal clear fresh water pools, archeological sites and friendly hospitality that is ‘Ometepe’.  All set beneath the dramatic profile of two majestic volcanoes that make this island.


There is so much to do and see on the island that there is always something to do. Travellers may enjoy kitesurfing, mountain biking or going on the canopy tour,  go kayaking, horseback riding or climbing  volcanoes. Nature lovers will be enthralled by a lovely walk, bike ride or visit to the San Ranon waterfall.   Isla de Ometepe has a lot of sight seeing high lights. The entire environment is beautiful and a place of rest. Those who love nature will appreciate the diversity in the fertile landscape and the wild life.


Recommended excursions Ometepe :

• Maderas volcano  ( 1349 Meter, subtropical climate, average time 8-10 hours )
• Conception volcano ( 1610 Meter, tropical climate, average time 7-9 hours )
• Swimming Ojo de Agua, Natural spring, crystal clear water

• Waterfall San Ramon
• Swimming beach Ometepe
• Kayaking El Istan river
• Horseback riding
• Several hiking tours
• Canopy tour
• Off-road Mountain bike tours
• Visiting petroglyphs / Ometepe museum
• Visiting Nicaragua money museum

• Surfing / kite – surfing



The major attractions on the island are the two volcanoes, the Concepción and Maderas. They can be visited with a guide. We can arrange these trips for you. Guides are required if you intend to climb one of these volcanoes. For prices check MEALS / ROOMS and PRICES . Make sure to take your hiking boots and fysical condition with you.  

Besides the volcanoes, Isla de Ometepe has a lot of sight-seeing highlights. The entire island is a nature reserve, beautiful and a place of rest. Those who love nature will appreciate the diversity in the fertile landscape and the wild life. Due to the vulcanic ash the ground is very fertile. Result is a very lively and diverse wild life. And as it is an island, you can of course enjoy the many beaches and lake Cocibolca, in which Ometepe is situated.

Island Ometepe is also known as “the Monkey Island”. By taking a hiking tour or climbing the vulcano, makes the change of encounter the famous howler monkey very big. These monkey groups live over the entire island.  With litlle bit of luck these Howler money groups can be seen from our hostel ports.


Are you looking for a clean, affordable place to stay during your stay on Ometepe? Welcome to our hostel! La Peñita Hospedaje is an excellent accommodation and well equipped to serve you.

Need to now how to get here? See ferry services Ometepe for more information. Or please call or e-mail us. We’re at your service!

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