The Archipelago of Solentiname is composed of 36 enchanted islands in the southern-most sector of the immense Lake Nicaragua— near the Río San Juan delta — it is probably Nicaragua’s best-kept secret.
Since pre-Columbian times it was a sacred place for the indigenous and there are petroglyphs featuring images of parrots, monkeys, and people. The Solentiname Islands are tropical in every sense. They are covered in tropical tree species, transitional between wet and dry tropical, and are home to 76 species of birds including cormorants, tiger herons, white ibis, great egrets, green herons, great kiskadees, and others. The waters about the islands contain plentiful fish. Nature and art complement each other in an exceptional way on the islands of the Archipelago of Solentiname.
Part of what makes these islands so special is their immense silence, the peace and tranquility of their beauty.