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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

The island on Lake Nicaragua formed by two volcanoes.

Isla de Ometepe is an island on Lake Nicaragua formed by two volcanoes: Concepción and Maderas.

As we sailed up to the port, smoke rising from the cavity, I knew it was a place I could fall in love with.

By day, the omnipresent volcanoes loom over the landscape. At sunset, they silhouette against a sky so purple, so pink, so yellow. At night everything goes dark and you can look across a field sparkling with thousands of firefly tails. It all feels so romantic and humbling and calming and enchanting.

I never did get around to climbing either of the volcanoes. They were serious hikes and I was too much in relaxation mode. But I hiked to a waterfall. A hike in which I missed a turn and ended up walking and climbing up a river for well beyond the point anyone should. And one day we rented motorbikes and drove around the island and took a dip in the cold springs of Ojo de Agua.

And I spent an entire day in a hammock with a cat. Every time I would switch positions, so would he.

Which, sometimes, is time well spent.

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

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  • KW
    October 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hi there, I’ve enjoyed looking at your blog! Where did you stay on Isla de Ometepe? Thanks!

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