Ometepe Volcanoes

Monday, 20th June 2005 by

Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua has two volcanoes on it (as if one wasn't enough). Shown in our thumbnail is the still active 'Concepción' (1610 meters), and the other to the south-west is the long dormant 'Madera' (1394 meters).

The volcanoes are joined by a low isthmus to form the island, which is home to 35,000 people. Many of these people are farmers, as the volcanic ash has made the soil of the island extremely fertile.

There's loads of volcanoes in Nicaragua, but like their most active Masaya, none of them are in high-resolution. Yet, we hope!

Ometepe Island

Thanks to Julien Feldman, Anne Mathews and Larry