The volcanic island Isla Ometepe was the first of my last two stops in Nicaragua. The island, rising impressively out of Lake Nicaragua, takes its name from the Nuhatl words ome, meaning "two," and tepetl, meaning "mountain," and is the largest volcanic island on freshwater in the world.
|View of the sunset from the back of the ferry|
A ferry carries the entertaining mix of tourists, boat workers, island residents, and every type of cargo from bananas to empty (i think...) coffins on the scenic four-hour ride to Altagracia, the island's main port town.
|The crater lake atop Maderas Volcano|
|View from the base of Volcan Concepción|
|Horse cooling off in Lake Nicaragua|
|View across the Río Sábalos, one of the tributaries of the Río San Juan.|
|Chillin' outside my room.|
|A day in a canoe is sure to keep the blues away.|