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Punta Jesus Maria

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Address: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Pretty cool but we went after rain season, but great views of volcanoes

I've saw photos of this sand bar and it stretches like 1 km out into the lake, but we were pretty much walking on watery sand or water to about as far as you could walk before it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've saw photos of this sand bar and it stretches like 1 km out into the lake, but we were pretty much walking on watery sand or water to about as far as you could walk before it got deep, but let me remind you, I went in December, right after rainy season but on the walk back you get... More 

Thank sweetcheekz21
Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This point is famous for a very long sand bar - named Punto Jesus Maria - in the spirit of Jesus walking on water. Your hotel can help you understand the tide flow, then head there were the tide is low to walk far, turn around, and take in breathtaking views of volcano Conception. There is a small beach with... More 

Thank worktotravel14
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick view of how the lakes collide just one bar to eat... You need yo go on a trip or walking about 1km...the entry is for $1

Thank Karen C
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented bikes from our hotel and pedaled down to Punta Jesus Maria. The bike ride is fine especially through the tree covered sandy side road. It's a lovely little place with pretty views and you can get a picture so that it looks like you're walking on water. A nice diversion and totally worth the time and effort.

Thank KinderM
Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little peninsula offers beautiful views of Ometepe volcanos, and of the lake - especially when the sun is setting. Easily accessible from Moyogalpa by bike and cheap to enter, it is well worth taking a visit! There is also a little cafe there if you want to stay for longer

Thank Rebecca N
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Super cool sandbar going perpendicular from the shore out into the lake. It functions as a beach and is also a really great walking and photo opportunity if not crowded. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank am918
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

So recognising that this narrow spit of land, caused by water currents is actually quite amazing, however, this is one phenomenon, that could be seen in only a few minutes. Do not plan your whole day around this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to have a sunset beach picnic then look no further! You've found it! The natural sandbar extends way off shore which makes for a nice walk in black sand when the water is low. Even high water (rainy season) doesn't effect the views!

Thank Stephen O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

For some silly reason, I left my wide angle lens behind that day. This is *the* place to be if you want a great image of both volcanos in one picture... and have a wide angle lens. We didn't use the beach for any swimming or relaxing, were just hoping for the view, and it was worth the $1 admission!

Thank Christa B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were expecting a long narrow sand strip in the middle of the lake but the lake was to high so there was maybe 20 meters of this strip so i guess it loses from the effect, could be amazing though if it was 1 km as it should.

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