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Punta Jesús María

Department: Rivas

Municipality: Moyogalpa (view on map)

Type: Beaches

Swimming Options



  • Valentina Eustache wrote on Nov 3, 2013:

    My daughter Michelle Eustache drowned in Punta Jesus Maria in March 25, 2011. I'm still grieving her death. This beautiful place is a part of me. But I've never been there.

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Punta Jesús María is the most western point of Ometepe. A narrow strip of sand stretches out into Lake Nicaragua, which can reach as far as 1 kilometer into the lake during dry season. You can walk on this strip of sand, with water splashing in from both the left and the right. During the raining season, however, the water level of the lake rises and this strip of sand can totally disappear.

This point is famous for its spectacular sunsets. When the sun sets late in the afternoon, the sky turns orange and you can enjoy this spectacle from the small restaurant that is located at Punta Jesús María called Restaurante Linda Vista. You can also see the mainland on the other side of the lake, including the Mombacho Volcano close to Granada.

In addition to all this, you can also observe another interesting phenomenon during the raining season at Punta Jesús María: the waves come from both the left and the right, and they sort of crash into each other right at the middle of the point. It is similar to what you can see if two seas meet, but then on a small scale. Swimming can also be done at Punta Jesús María. Another option is to camp at the beach at this unique point. Just bring your tent and arrange the details with the restaurant.

Getting There

The point is easily reachable from the main road. About 4 kilometers from Moyogalpa (on the way to Altagracia) you will see a big sign that tells you where to head for the beach. From the main road, it is about 1.5 kilometers to Punta Jesús María. This road is unpaved, but you can easily get there biking, hiking, or driving a car.