San Ramon Waterfall
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
The San Ramon Waterfall sits on the southern slope of the Maderas Volcano in Ometepe Island, about 4km from the village of San Ramon. Starting at the end of a 2 km four-wheel drive road out of a biological field station that borders San Ramon, it winds up through the dense cloud forest along a disconcerting dried up creek bed. (Well… dried up when we were there.) The hike up was fairly easy, although steep at times, but the humidity was overbearing, making us stop and enjoy the jungle a few times. We could hear some howler monkeys and colorful butterflies swarmed through the moss-covered trees.
The trail just abruptly ends in a narrow ravine with the 50 meter fall cascading (trickling…) into a small pool before streaming into a small hydroelectric station – one of the reasons the creek bed had been dry the whole way up.