To get away from the beach one day we took the 45 minute ferry to the Isla de Ometempe that sits in Lake Nicaragua. The island is pretty much made up of two active volcanos. Its beautiful and very rural, but the thought of living on a volcano blows my mind. I would be living in fear daily and its not like the island residents have high speed boats to get away quickly. On the island we visited a “black” sand beach (Which I was a little disappointed was more gray then black. I was bamboozled), and then hiked about a mile to see the waterfall Cascade de Ramon. The hike was a little more treacherous then expected, but the swim and view at the top was worth it. Before catching the ferry back we got stuck in traffic (cow traffic that is) and quickly visited a Reserva Charco Verde for another swim in the lake. Its a pretty amazing place and I have to go back someday to swim in the Ojo de Agua warm natural springs on the island!