Ometepe Island in Nicaragua
If you consider yourself an explorer or someone who loves the adventure, then think in Ometepe Island in the Rivas department, obviously in the nation of Nicaragua. Two volcanoes in middle of an immense lake where the culture of an antique population of a bunch of years ago invites us to explore a wonderful land called Ometepe. Past indigenous called the Promised Land to the island and regarded it a sacred place. Nowadays we can appreciate more than 1000 petroglyphs; due to this the island is considered one of the great rock art zones on the planet.
Ometepe means Twin Mountains in nahualt language. The two majors towns of the island are Moyogolpa and Altagracia, both towns are located in volcano Concepcion’s sides. The other one is the Maderas volcano. A new paved way connects Moyogolpa and altagracia.
When you addresses into altagracia, may enjoy the magical reserve of Charco Verde, this reserve is famous by its natural beauty and myths. Can you imagine a lagoon inside a large lake? Well this reserve has it.it houses a lagoon separated from the lake by a narrow strip of land. Moreover it has a hill and an impressing animal life together its flora indeed.
The forest in Charco Verde is inhabited by monkey families; you can find local and migratory birds, also bugs and boas. There is a majestic hill with the same name of the reserve, the hill we find a viewpoint called mirador Del Diablo or the devil’s view point.
Here you can chose explore the lake and the lagoon on kayak or walk around the reserve or ride on horse up the hill, or swim and enjoy like a king the beach. Everywhere you can ask for Chico largo who was a man that owned Charco Verde but he got in a giant boy after making a deal with the demon. we have a lots of things we could say about the island, for instance the Maderas volcano is dormant and it is super high like 1394 meter and inside its crater there is a lagoon and on other hand we have the Concepcion an active volcano.
In this island you can enjoy forest, beaches, viewpoints, variety of orchids, hostels and hotels, archaeological museums, waterfalls, small and large farm super productives due to the ashes of the volcanoes in past and present, besides can chose practice swimming, canopy, kayak, waking, windsurfing and even communitarian tourism and more.
In the 2009 the island was nominee for being selected one of the seven marvels of the world. Low-impact eco-ecotourism is so popular here, in 2010 was designated as a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. Now you can imagine how beautiful and important this island is for the world.
If you decided to come, contact us, we want to be your companion in this adventure.
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