Today we rented bikes on across the road from our hotel in Ometepe and set out for a lovely relaxing bike ride and hike to a waterfall on the other side of the island. Turns out it was not so much relaxing as it was hard, with the road quickly turning from pavement to very, very rough rocks. On top of that it seems that we underestimated the distance and just how long it would take us to get there- with the bke ride being 2 hours and the hike close to 4 hours we wouldn’t have made it back to our hotel before dark, so we decided to grab a drink before heading back.
We found a cool little (tiny) restaurant on the water that had locals doing their washing and bathing in the lake out the front, a bunch of guys playing the guitar and singing The Beatles, and a very cool view of the volcano just around the corner.
We made it back unscathed, but very happy to see the paved road again. Tomorrow we head to some springs called Ojo de Agua and then leg it to Leon to do some volcano boarding. We’re missing the beach already, so after that we head back to San Juan Del Sur for an extra week in paradise.