Being an island, there is no shortage of beaches on Ometepe. Several black volcanic sand beaches can be found in Merida within walking distance from the hotel. You can relax on one of these nearby beaches and swim in the fresh water Lake Cocibolca, also know as Lake Nicaragua. Another option are the beaches of Santo Domingo, located about 8 km down the road from LA OMAJA. Santo Domingo offers a 3 km stretch of white sand beaches and shallow waters more suited for younger children. Trips to the beaches of Santo Domingo can be done via public bus (about 25 minutes) or private vehicle (about 20 minutes). If you take private transportation arranged through LA OMAJA, your driver will wait for you and return you to the hotel. There are a number of restaurants along Santo Domingo which provide a variety of lunch options. The trip to Santo Domingo can also be made on horseback, by bicycle or on motorcycle.