Rivas Isthmus and Ometepe Island

Shutterstock/39344713/Tomasz PadoThe slender isthmus of Rivas, bordered by Costa Rica to the south, is a well-travelled, mostly agricultural department served by the Pan-American highway. The department capital is a pleasant, if uninteresting transportation hub with connections to some of the country's finest attractions. To the west lie burgeoning Pacific resorts, fantastic waves and famous turtle- nesting sites. To the east lies the port of San Jorge, Lake Nicaragua and the tranquil island of Ometepe, rising mysteriously with twin volcanoes. To the south, the Pan-American highway continues its journey into Costa Rica and beyond, making Rivas an exciting department of diverse scenery, transition and international frontiers.

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