OUR PICK #10
Ometepe Island - Nicaragua
The island of Ometepe is one of Nicaragua's most stunning natural features. It was formed by two volcanoes - Concepción and Maderas, and sits on Lake Nicaragua, known in the local language as Cocibolca. Around the island are wide, beautiful beaches that front the clean, clear waters of the lake with the majestic peaks as a backdrop. Aside from the breathtaking vistas on Ometepe, there's also outdoor adventure to enjoy in the tranquil surroundings, from kayaking to hiking, and even archaeological sites to discover. Ometepe has been a firm favourite with savvy backpackers for years now, and as tourism slowly picks up, it's a part of the world that will no doubt receive the attention it deserves.