The majestic peaks of the Concepion and Maderas volcanoes rise out of the horizon and create a spectacular approach as you cross on the time-worn ferry ride of just over an hour.
At 260 square kilometres, Ometepe is the biggest island in a freshwater lake in the world supporting a population of 42,000 who are mainly involved in agriculture – cattle ranching, plantain and coffee – and more recently tourism. The island has deep historic roots as displayed in the small but magical El Ceibo Museum which houses a curious and compelling display of pottery and petroglyphs. Much of the charm of the island lies in its spectacular setting, its flora and fauna and laidback way of life. #slowtravel