In pre-Columbian Nicaragua, indigenous prophets had a vision of a paradise, a place with two big hills. Their vision led them to Isla de Ometepe, an island consisting of two volcanoes, Maderas and Concepción, rising majestically from Lake Nicaragua - the largest lake in Central America.
Those early prophets were not far off with their paradise prediction. The 19-mile- long island is home to dense tropical rain forests where waterfalls, natural springs and all sorts of wildlife, from monkeys to gracile butterflies, can be found. Coffee and tobacco plantations can be visited as well.
Today, Ometepe is, as the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake, attracting many thrill- seeking hikers and nature enthusiasts.
The island’s best features may, however, be the warm and welcoming farming culture - so get here before more adventure seekers discover Ometepe’s fascinating, eco-friendly secrets.
Be sure to stop at the Ojo de Agua: You probably will not see clearer water in this magical place!