Eye of the water ” tranquillo and soothing”

Posted: October 11, 2014 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel
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Eye of the Water, tranquillo and soothing
It looked like we had walked onto a movie set. An aqua blue pool of fresh flowing water, with palapa roofed huts all around, I was speechless. Sparsely decorated with just enough chairs and hammocks, parrots and howler monkeys heard off in the distance, and a still quietness, it’s paradise on Ometepe. There were a few vendors selling souvenirs, a little restaurant to order snacks, and restrooms, but mostly it was the quiet calm and the aqua blue calm spring that claimed me. Decoration and fanfare is not what you come here for, as one of the locals told me it’s “Mucho tranquillo”! “Si” I replied, if there was one word I could use to describe this place that would be it, I would also add soothing.
Ojo de Agua or “The Eye of Water,” is a local swimming hole in a natural setting. Its two aqua blue pools are filled by cool waters from deep within a natural volcanic freshwater spring. The crystalline mineral waters of this volcanic spring have been a favorite swimming hole among locals for hundreds years. Known for its rejuvenating qualities by the natives, the water is constantly moving so it is clear, clean, refreshing and is said to have beneficial qualities. A good part of the pools are covered by shade of the tropical Nicaraguan trees.
Getting right into the mood, I was keen to take the Tarzan rope, swing on in and give it a try. However I did manage to hold off making the embarrassing Tarzan yodel while swinging to belly flop into the pool. Even after repeated belly flops and thrashing about in the pools I still felt very calm and relaxed. We all felt rejuvenated and could have stayed here all day.
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If you’re planning a trip to Ometepe Island, Eye of the water should not be missed. We recommend arriving early. We arrived early on a weekday, but by the time we left there were many people, tourists and locals showing up to this popular spot. Entrance to the pools is $3.00 for the whole day. It’s easy to find, and the bumpy, muddy track getting to it is short.
The Eye of the Water is the perfect respite from the heat of the tropics. With its tranquillo and soothing setting, it’s a great place enjoy.
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  1. Hilton says:

    Way cool! Some very vaid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and thhe rest of the site is really

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