Ometepe

Nicaragua

Travel Guide to the Ometepe Island with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information

Punta Jesus Maria, Ometepe Island

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Punta Jesus Maria is a narrow spit of land, formed by water currents and sediments.

Punta Jesus Maria Ometepe Island

In some years during dry season the sand bank juts into the lake for more than 1 km and you can walk to the tip with the water splashing in from both sides. Sometimes there are groups of sea birds resting on the sand.

From the land spit you have a panoramic view of Isla Ometepe with its two volcanoes. A third volcano, the Mombacho, can be seen across the lake on the mainland of Nicaragua.

The curve of beach at Punta Jesus Maria, with its calm and shallow water, is also nice for swimming and bathing.

Punta Jesus Maria is a nice half-day trip by bicycle from Moyogalpa or Charco Verde. The turnoff to the beach is 4 km south of Moyogalpa, about one km after the airport strip. From Charco Verde /San José it's around 6 km. Watch out for the billboard which signals the entrance of the 1.5 km alley down to the lake.

For entering the land spit a guard will ask you to pay a $1 fee for the municipality of Moyogalpa.

See also: Area Map with Hotels