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Lake Nicaragua Nicaragua
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Lake Nicaragua

In the South-West of the country, the main attraction is the huge Lake Nicaragua. With dimensions such as 92 miles in length and 34 miles in width, it conceals 310 islands reputed for their great beauty. The most visited one being Ometepe, with hotel amenities offering good conditions to welcome tourists. You ought to know that the lake's pollution levels are very high and that you should not swim in it.

Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua , Nicaragua
A view of the Granada Cathedral

Located on the western side of Lake Nicaragua, Granada is known for its colonial architecture. Its eclectic-style cathedral is one of the most beautiful ones in Central America.

© Sergey Suhanov
Lake Nicaragua , Nicaragua
Ometepe island and Concepcion

Among the many islands on Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe is the busiest one. Populated as far back as 10,000 BC, it has great archaeological interest.

© Valery Shanin
Lake Nicaragua , Nicaragua
Cichlasoma citrinellum, or the red devil

This beautiful fish is endemic to Lake Nicaragua. It is known as being aggressive and for being a big eater.

© Zhang Xiangyang
Lake Nicaragua , Nicaragua
'Atardecer' (sunset)

Its proximity to the equator means that the sun sets at approximately the same time all year round. In Nicaragua, this is a veritable attraction.

© elnavegante
Lake Nicaragua , Nicaragua
A boat moored near Ometepe island

Ometepe has conserved its picturesque charm, with its rural lifestyle, peaceful atmosphere and friendly inhabitants.

© Michael Zysman
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