To do Ometepe

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Admired for its diversity of experiences; adventure, nature reserves, rainforests, diverse wildlife populations, beautiful beaches, crystal clear freshwater pools, archeological sites and friendly hospitality that is ‘Ometepe’.  All set beneath the dramatic profile of two majestic volcanoes that make this island.


There is so much to do and see on the island that there is always something to do. Travelers may enjoy kitesurfing, mountain biking or going on the canopy tour,  go kayaking, horseback riding or climbing volcanoes. Nature lovers will be enthralled by a lovely walk, bike ride or visit to the San Ranon waterfall.   Isla de Ometepe has a lot of sightseeing high lights. The entire environment is beautiful and a place of rest. Those who love nature will appreciate the diversity in the fertile landscape and wildlife.


Recommended excursions Ometepe :

• Maderas volcano  ( 1349 Meter, subtropical climate, average time 8-10 hours )
• Conception volcano ( 1610 Meter, tropical climate, average time 7-9 hours )
• Swimming Ojo de Agua, Natural spring, crystal clear water

• Waterfall San Ramon
• Swimming beach Ometepe
• Kayaking El Istan river
• Horseback riding
• Several hiking tours
• Canopy tour
• Off-road Mountain bike tours
• Visiting petroglyphs / Ometepe museum
• Visiting Nicaragua money museum

• Surfing/kite – surfing


The major attractions on the island are the two volcanoes, the Concepción and Maderas. They can be visited with a guide. We can arrange these trips for you. Guides are required if you intend to climb one of these volcanoes. For prices check MEALS / ROOMS and PRICES. Make sure to take your hiking boots and physical condition with you.  

Besides the volcanoes, Isla de Ometepe has a lot of sight-seeing highlights. The entire island is a nature reserve, beautiful and a place of rest. Those who love nature will appreciate the diversity in the fertile landscape and wildlife. Due to the volcanic ash, the ground is very fertile. The result is very lively and diverse wildlife. And as it is an island, you can, of course, enjoy the many beaches and Lake Cocibolca, in which Ometepe is situated.

Island Ometepe is also known as “the Monkey Island”. By taking a hiking tour or climbing the volcano, makes the change of encounter the famous howler monkey very big. These monkey groups live over the entire island.  With a litlle bit of luck, these Howler money groups can be seen from our hostel ports.

Are you looking for a clean, affordable place to stay during your stay on Ometepe? Welcome to our hostel! La Peñita Hospedaje is excellent accommodation and well equipped to serve you.

Need to know how to get here? See ferry services Ometepe for more information. Or please call or e-mail us. We’re at your service!

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