Ometepe is the name of two small connected islands in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. These islands were formed by the peaks of two volcanoes and connected by a short isthmus. This area is part of the Greater Nicoya subregion, one of the richest archaeological zones in Central America. Oval in shape, with an area of 3,149 square miles (8,157 square km), the lake is 110 miles (177 km) in length and has an average width of 36 miles (58 km). It is about 60 feet (18 metres) deep in the centre, and its waters reach a depth of 200 feet (60 metres) to the southeast of its largest island.

Harbor of Moyogalpa on Ometepe Island
Harbor of Moyogalpa on Ometepe Island
Women doing laundry on wash platforms with cows entering the
Women doing laundry on wash platforms with cows entering the lake
Cooling his heels
Cooling his heels
Women doing laundry on wash platforms with cows in the
Women doing laundry on wash platforms with cows in the lake
Model of the island at the port
Model of the island at the port
Model of the island at the port
Model of the island at the port
Moyogalpa village
Moyogalpa village
Local bus
Local bus
Main street in Moyogalpa village
Main street in Moyogalpa village
Restaurant in Moyogalpa village
Restaurant in Moyogalpa village
Evangelical church service in Moyogalpa village
Evangelical church service in Moyogalpa village
Small food shop in Moyogalpa village
Small food shop in Moyogalpa village
Internet shop in Moyogalpa village
Internet shop in Moyogalpa village
Primitive building in Moyogalpa village
Primitive building in Moyogalpa village
Handmade building in Moyogalpa village
Handmade building in Moyogalpa village
Numerous buildings are made of wide planks in Moyogalpa village
Numerous buildings are made of wide planks in Moyogalpa village
Looking toward the port
Looking toward the port
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl
Hotel Ometepetl menu
Hotel Ometepetl menu
Decoration at Hotel Ometepetl
Decoration at Hotel Ometepetl
Local lunch bar
Local lunch bar
Painting of the port
Painting of the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
New construction at the port
Entering NIcaragua by road
Entering NIcaragua by road
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Entering NIcaragua by bus
Local transportation
Local transportation
Rural Nicaragua hills
Rural Nicaragua hills
Much poverty in rural Nicaragua
Much poverty in rural Nicaragua
Nearing the border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Nearing the border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Chaos on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Even the police are useless on the road between Costa
Even the police are useless on the road between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Bypassing long truck lines waiting for customs
Bypassing long truck lines waiting for customs
Approaching customs crossing in Costa Rica on NIcaragua border
Approaching customs crossing in Costa Rica on NIcaragua border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
My Confidence is God
My Confidence is God
Rainbow bus company
Rainbow bus company
Trucks wait for days to cross the border
Trucks wait for days to cross the border
Ticabus is one of the major bus liines in Central
Ticabus is one of the major bus liines in Central America
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border
Che backpack
Che backpack
Elegant older woman waiting to cross the border
Elegant older woman waiting to cross the border
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border; money changer is
Waiting at customs crossing on NIcaragua border; money changer is at right foreground
People changing money
People changing money
AIDS has no boundaries--you have to put it on
AIDS has no boundaries--you have to put it on
Some trucks appear to be abandoned
Some trucks appear to be abandoned
A woman sitting on a cannon (left over from the
A woman sitting on a cannon (left over from the war?)
Leaving customs after two hours, heading north against southbound trucks
Leaving customs after two hours, heading north against southbound trucks
Doctor's office along the way in Nicaragua
Doctor's office along the way in Nicaragua
Local resident
Local resident
Rural house
Rural house
Wind farm
Wind farm
The windmills are gigantic
The windmills are gigantic
Local cowboy with his herd
Local cowboy with his herd
At every stop food vendors offer goods
At every stop food vendors offer goods
Some kind of arena along the way
Some kind of arena along the way
Pedicycle with a heavy load
Pedicycle with a heavy load
San Jorge is a small town on the edge of
San Jorge is a small town on the edge of Lake Nicaragua
San Jorge is a small town on the edge of
San Jorge is a small town on the edge of Lake Nicaragua
Local taxis in San Jorge on the edge of Lake
Local taxis in San Jorge on the edge of Lake Nicaragua
Church arch
Church arch
Statue of St George slaying the dragon
Statue of St George slaying the dragon
Ditchdiggers in San Jorge
Ditchdiggers in San Jorge
Church in San Jorge
Church in San Jorge
First view of Lake Nicaragua
First view of Lake Nicaragua
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is an island with
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is an island with two volcanos
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is an island with
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is an island with two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas
Che is a popular hero in Latin america
Che is a popular hero in Latin america
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two
Ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, an island with two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas
On the ferry was a trans woman
On the ferry was a trans woman
On the ferry was a trans woman
On the ferry was a trans woman
Para-sailing along the lake front
Para-sailing along the lake front
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is Ometepe, an island
In the middle of Lake Nicaragua is Ometepe, an island with two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas
Ferry on the lake
Ferry on the lake
Ometepe island with Concepcion volcano
Ometepe island with Concepcion volcano
Ometepe island with Concepcion volcano
Ometepe island with Concepcion volcano
Close-up of deep ravines in the volcano
Close-up of deep ravines in the volcano
Homes along the lake
Homes along the lake
Approaching the harbor of Moyogalpa village on Ometepe Island
Approaching the harbor of Moyogalpa village on Ometepe Island
Lakefront
Lakefront