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Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

On my way to Copàn through Nicaragua and Honduras I have visited the cities of Riva, Ometepe, Granada and Leon. Crossing Nicaragua is an adventure in itself mainly because of the untouched landscapes and beautiful nature.

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The summit of Volcano #Concepción (1610 m) is evidence of its active state. The volcano is the second highest and one of the most perfectly shaped volcanoes of the Americas; however, it is a safe place by European standards and with respect to other volcanoes.

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Ometepe actually consists of two islands joined by a narrow isthmus 2 miles (3 km) in length, it emerges from the the #Cocibolca, the great Lake of Nicaragua. The island is a mesmerizing place, entrenched in history, and full of stunning sights and activities. The island’s land is fertile and largely forested; coffee and tobacco are the principal products. Alta Gracia and Moyogalpa are the island’s main towns.

Past Indian inhabitants regarded it as their promised land and a sacred island. Chorotega, Nahuatl and Mayans left a multitude of pre-Columbian artifacts spread all over the island. Due to the many petroglyphs and stone idols carved into basalt boulders Ometepe is considered one of the great rock art areas of the world .

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