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Ometepe, Nicaragua. Living in harmony with the four elements.

Ometepe island, a wonderful destination to enjoy and relax

by harrypAbout Me:open-hearted, adventurous, nature enthusiast person from Hampshire read more

North AmericaNicaragua1 day / April 2022

Highs & Lows

Hiking Maderas volcano

Hiking back down from Maderas volcano

Itinerary Overview

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 

  • Day trip: Maderas
    To swim in a lake, in the crater of a volcano, onan island, in the middle of a lake..
  • Day trip: El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise
    Smoothies and Yoga!

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.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack hiking shoes for the trek!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Rent a scooter or motorbike! Other than the unreliable chicken bus it’s the only way to get around.

  • Any surprises?

    How big the island was and with everything so spread out this makes it very difficult to get from place to place.

  • Booking details?

    Book a few days in advance if possible.