Rivas bus terminal is one of the few that we've encountered where there are a number of groups consistently trying to rip-off backpackers. So, here's our guide to getting from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe by bus and boat without getting scammed in Rivas.
We spent this entire month in Nicaragua - motorbiking the dirt roads of Ometepe, wandering the streets of Granada by foot and spending a wonderful week on the Corn Islands after a gruelling boat journey.
Veteran of the Ometepe hostel scene, Hospedaje Central attracts a variety of travellers. Some of the rooms need an upgrade to justify the price but we have paid more for less elsewhere on our travels.
Yet another under-budget month, and whilst that may have meant making tuna salad picnics on a bathroom floor for a week, we enjoyed every minute of it.