Solentiname is one of the most important cultural and natural regions of Nicaragua located in the southeast extreme of Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua). The name Solentiname comes from Celentinametl, Nahuatl for a “place of many guests.” The 36 volcanic islands in southern have a long history of habitation; signs of its original residents are abundant, in the form of petroglyphs, cave paintings, and artifacts.
The islands are of volcanic origin with rocky, hard-to-farm soils. Fishing, of course, remains a mainstay of the islanders’ diet. Today, 129 families (about 750 people) share the archipelago with an amazing diversity of vegetation, birds, and other wildlife.
Probably Solentiname’s most unique and well-known attraction is the creativity of its inhabitants. Please visit our enchanted islands.