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Isla Ometepe

Moyogalpa
#1 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
walked a nature trail near Santa Domingo where we viewed howler monkeys and amazing jungle scenery.There were many restaurants/bars near this area, and beautiful views of Lake Nicaragua, which was warm and calm fo...
You can visit Ojo de Agua (somewhat natural pools), the butterfly sanctuary at Charco Verde, enjoy amazing sunsets at Punta Jesus Maria and also hike volcano Conception.
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Volcan Concepcion

Isla de Ometepe
#2 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
I stayed in one of his rental houses on the farm surrounded by tropical flowers, a plaintain grove and forest trees populated by many varieties of birds.
At the minimum, I would recommend future hikers to have a solid breakfast, 3L of water (strict minimum, especially if you go during the hot season between November & May), good hiking shoes and a good solid sandwi...
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Cascada de San Ramon

Isla de Ometepe
#3 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
It's a much more intense hike than some of the reviews make it out to be (lots of uphill and rocks/mud along the path)... and I would save an intense hike day for Maderas instead.
We rented a dirt bike to move around which will come real handy to go as up as you can drive towards this waterfall (also very rocky road) The entrance fee is about 4USD p/p It could take a whole day if you decide...
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Volcan Maderas

Isla de Ometepe
#4 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
The terrain took you to breath taking view of the Nicaragua lake and you get to see the terrain full of plants growing and co-existing with different trees.
Our guide's opinion was that volcan Concepcion is actually easier to hike, although it is higher, because the trail is easier there.
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Laguna Charco Verde

Isla de Ometepe
#5 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
A nice place to spend some time in beautiful nature strolling around the lagoon, visiting the butterfly garden and relaxing in the restaurant with a calming view!
After visiting the mariposaria and spying a few butterflies, we explored around the lagoon and its beautiful and peaceful environs.
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Punta Jesus Maria

Isla de Ometepe
#6 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
The beach is quiet and is incredibly relaxing a perfect spot to visit at the end of the day after doing some more adventurous things around the island!
I went with a few backpackers in a tuk tuk and thoroughly enjoyed the view across the beautiful lake of Nicaragua, as well as the reverse view of the two volcanoes from the end of the point.
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Playa Hermosa

San Juan del Sur
#7 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
The Playa Hermosa Ecolodge has everything you could want for a day at the beach, hammocks and loungers, bar and restaurant, showers, horses, and the beautiful Pacific with a view south all the way to Costa Rica.
Good place for nubies to Nicaragua ,resort with restaurant and a great surf break , rights and lefts ...but watch out for the rocks and the eli de oro (tiny jelly fish ) seasonal or tidal changes ...fun place for...
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San Juan del Sur Beach

San Juan del Sur
#8 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
Stroll along and enjoy the changing sights from fishing boats to families with children enjoying some time together!
Whether you watch the sunset from a bar or sit in the sand, it’s worth timing your visit to catch one.
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#9 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
... turtles at night is amazing, during low season the eggs are kept in a sand bag to protect them from poachers, the team is doing a really great work and they are very committed to protect the wildlife - definit...
Casa Oro runs great tours and only goes during the mass arrivals ( thousands of turtles on the beach at once laying their eggs) It is important to go when there is lots of turtles as if there is only one turtle an...

Rio Istian

Isla de Ometepe
#10 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
So many bird sightings as well as Howler Monkeys, Caimans and a very knowledgeable guide!
We took it nice and slow to spend time watching and photographing the wildlife; monkeys, caymens and lots of birds.
#11 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
The water is absolutely beautiful and sure to please one and all with waves for the surfer, a calm river running through for non-swimmers on one end and isolated rock formations creating natural water pools ... a...
Great waves for small and big kids.

Playa el Coco

Playa El Coco
#12 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
Love the hammocks by the bar, love when you show up and happen to see the baby turtles heading back to sea.
Be aware of the stingrays when the water get cold, fortunately, it happens a few times during a year.
#13 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department

Playa Remanso

San Juan del Sur
#14 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
A few nice bars on the beach with great drinks and fresh fish every day (you can literally watch them spear it and bring it into the bars within 20 minutes).
An amazing spot for relaxing, surfing or just watching the sunset!!!
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Playa Redonda

Playa Redonda
#15 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
But if you want to sit and read a book, soak up the sun, swim or kayak in a stunningly beautiful environment, this is pretty much the perfect beach.
Be sure to use the hammocks in the shade, they make a great afternoon reading or napping spot.

Parque Central

Altagracia
#16 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department

Playa Escameca

San Juan del Sur
#17 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
#18 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
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#20 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department

Sendero Pena Inculta

Playa Santo Domingo
#21 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
#22 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department
#23 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department

Playa Pena Rota

San Juan del Sur
#24 of 24 Nature & Parks in Rivas Department