The Maritime and Tourist Port to be built on the paradise island of Ometepe, will take an investment of 2 million dollars.

The construction of the maritime and tourist port on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, begins on June 20, 2023.

Nicaragua, the third nation with the safest seaports in the world, is about to start a new great bet for socioeconomic development: the construction of the “Gaspar Garcia Laviana Port”, in the paradisiac Ometepe island.

The Vice President of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, who made the announcement about the construction of the port, stressed that it is «one more project of justice, peace, development, progress and progress of the people», and which «will give greater security to tourism and traders» of Ometepe. 

A port with a tourist complex

The first stage of this majestic maritime project will start on June 20, 2023, and will take an investment of 2 million dollars, detailed the head of the National Port Company (EPN), Virgilio Silva.

The ‘Gaspar Garcia Laviana Port’ will be built in Moyogalpa, Ometepe Island. Photo: EPN

The project consists of the construction of a port terminal, in the municipality of Moyogalpa, Ometepe Island, with a tourist focus, incorporating a Living and Commercial Zone with restaurants and a store with fishing equipment.  

It will have three ferry ramps

In the first stage, kiosks and handicraft stores will also be built; in addition to a sanitary nucleus that includes a nursing station and pharmacies; in this same stage, warehouses, passenger terminal, cafeteria stand and administrative offices will be built.  

Night view: ‘Gaspar Garcia Laviana Port’ Project, in Ometepe Island. Photo: EPN

The mega-port will be built in an area of 11,780.66 square meters, whose components, in its first stage, will be: berthing docks, with ramps for ferries; ticketing area, parking and a vehicle control booth.

Gastronomic kiosks and children’s playgrounds

In a second stage of the ‘Gaspar Garcia Laviana Port’, the Government of Nicaragua will be building a central plaza, gastronomic kiosks, children’s games, restaurants and a monument representing the indigenous history of Ometepe Island.

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A report issued by the EPN, details that to Ometepe Island, located in the department of Rivas, there is an average of 493 thousand people who move annually, including tourists, merchants and families living in that area.

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO), profiles Nicaragua as «the third country with the safest maritime ports in the world», making it a viable route for the entry of International Maritime Transport.