Ometepe Island – Nicaragua

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Ometepe is an island in Lake Nicaragua and is something that anyone visiting that country to be missed. There are actually two volcanic islands that have only a few small settlements, and some smaller crops of coffee. The island consists of two active volcanoes, the highest is 1,600 meters: the Madera and Concepción.

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Its area is about 270 square kilometers and living on the island about 35,000 people, mostly engaged in agriculture, particularly in the cultivation of bananas. One of the most recommended in Ometepe is green Charco Reserve is a nature reserve with abundant wildlife and is located in the southern part of the island. There you can swim, hike and kayak. We also recommend renting a bike and travel around the island on their own.

Playa Santo Domingo is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful white beaches of the island and with more than 3 miles wide. Anyone who visits the beach can enjoy the beauty and peace that reigns there.

Getting there:

To reach the island of Ometepe, you can take a boat from Granada and after four hours is reached Rivas Altagracia or more precisely the port of San Jorge to arrive an hour Moyogalpa navigation. There are small wooden boats take only people and the ferry.

A variety of animal and plant species of which some are native. There are also archaeological sites dating back over 2000 years. You can find beautiful white sand beaches for swimming.

Ometepe Island - Nicaragua

Photography by Mr. Luigi

Magic rituals:

Since ancient times the Maderas volcano was a sacred place called Coatlán: «Sun Place» or «Place where the Sun lives, while Concepcion was formerly called Choncoteciguatepe and» Brother Moon «and is one of the most perfect cones the planet.


Photography by permanently scatterbrained

On the slopes of both volcanoes were made all sorts of magical rituals from ancient times and aborigines maintained a polytheistic religion. Your calendars, which were discovered in some petroglyphs recorded, with 18 months and 20 days, so the years had 360 days. Every 52 years, according to belief, there was a cosmic crisis, so they used to store food and water waiting for these cosmic altercations with the eclipses, the Indians knew well, were related.

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