Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island, two volcano Island

Ometepe is a island in the middle of the Nicaragua-lake, Lago Cocibolca.

The island is subdivided into two parts, each with a volcano. The ferry connections to the island are: From San Jorge (nearby Rivas) and two times the week, a slowly cargo ferry from Granada.

It gave 3 important harbors- locations: Altagracia, San José del Sur and Moyogalpa; all of them are at the north side of Ometepe. At this side the most people are living. The two island-parts are connected with a real paved road.

At the north part is the active volcano Concepción, 1610 meter with a perfect volcanic cone. At the south part of the island, is the extinct volcano Maderas located.
Maderas, the 1395 meter high volcano attracts with a beautiful hike to the top (7-8 hours with a good fitness). His slops are overgrown with green cloud-forest.
The volcano Conceptión is from Altagracia accessible.

Very special on the island Ometepe are the rock paintings (Petroglyphic), fundable all around the island. The research is not sure, about the painters, or the concrete reason. A good place for exploration.

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