Ometepe island, a wonderful destination to enjoy and relax
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North America1 day / April 2022
Highs & Lows
Hiking Maderas volcano
Hiking back down from Maderas volcano
Ometepe island, in the middle of the enormous Lago Cocibolca, hosts both an active and dormant volcano, petroglyph, and even monkeys. This island is shrouded in mystery, natural beauty, and wonder.
I spent a total of three weeks on the island, predominantly based in the Santa Cruz area bordering the Maderas volcano. It’s an area very much in touch with the spiritual, connection with the elements and natural beauty.
We are great admirers of the natural world and keen practices of meditation, breath work and yoga alongside hiking and gardening, that's why this trip was so amazing
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I spent 3 weeks there as I was volunteering at a hostel, but I’d recommend 1 week or less being enough.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
How was the food?
Cafe Campastre in Santa Cruz. I’d recommend any of the curries, they’re some of the best I’ve had anywhere in the world.
Pack hiking shoes for the trek!
Rent a scooter or motorbike! Other than the unreliable chicken bus it’s the only way to get around.
How big the island was and with everything so spread out this makes it very difficult to get from place to place.
Book a few days in advance if possible.