El Ceibo. The best little museum on Ometepe.

Posted: October 14, 2014 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel
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While on the island of Ometepe, we visited the museum El Ceibo. The Museum was founded in 2007 by Moises David Ghitis Rivera, Nicaraguan philanthropist, on an agricultural and cattle farm of his property in the island of Ometepe. It is the only pre-Hispanic private museum on the island of Ometepe, with a collection of more than 1500 archaeological pieces, which are on permanent display.

The museum has two specific sections on two separate buildings, one is Nicaraguan money, and another about pre-Hispanic archaeology of the area. With our limited time to catch the ferry back to the mainland of Nicaragua, we decided to tour the pre-Hispanic portion.

The museum provides a guide to walk you through and explain the artifacts. The guides there speak English and Spanish. We spent about an hour bombarding our guide with questions about the indigenous people of Ometepe. There are very interesting artifacts on display by time period.

We highly recommend this museum. It is affordable, educational, and the preserved artifacts are amazing to see.

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