My folks were just here for a 10-day visit. During their trip, we took a day-trip to Ometepe. One day just doesn’t do that place justice. You really need more time to explore the island of two volcanoes, to hike, to stay in one of the awesome hotels, etc. Even with just an afternoon, we saw a ton, including petroglyphs in Altagracia, Charco Verde Nature Reserve, and my personal favorite – Ojo de Agua – a natural spring with a rope swing.
When we returned from Ometepe, my parents were so taken by San Juan, the culture and the warmth of the people here, that they actually bought a home here! It’s not done yet, but you can check out a photo of the mock-up.