A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Flores vs. Isla de Ometepe for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Flores or Isla de Ometepe?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Flores and Isla de Ometepe can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Flores or Isla de Ometepe?


The town of Flores is located in Peten, Guatemala. The main hub is located on an island on Lago Peten Itza, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. On the other side of the causeway are the towns of Santa Elena and San Benito, however, all three are often referred to as Flores. Most people visit the area for its proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, though the town itself is also charming with colonial buildings and historic churches lining the cobbled streets.

Isla de Ometepe

Ometepe is a dramatically beautiful island in Lake Nicaragua in the country of Nicaragua. The island is the largest in the lake and is formed by two dramatic twin volcanoes that climb high from the water's surface. The two volcanoes are Concepcion and Maderas, and they are joined by an isthmus to make one island with an area of 276 square kilometers. The island is 31 kilometers long and between 5 and 10 kilometers wide. There are several small settlements on the island as well as a few coffee plantations. It is also one of the top sights in the country and makes for a unique travel destination.

Which place is cheaper, Isla de Ometepe or Flores?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Flores is $33, while the average daily cost in Isla de Ometepe is $34. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Flores and Isla de Ometepe in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Flores $8.58
    Isla de Ometepe $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Flores $17
    Isla de Ometepe $26
Compare Hotels in Flores and Isla de Ometepe

Looking for a hotel in Flores or Isla de Ometepe? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Flores

Hotels in Isla de Ometepe

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Flores Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Flores $7.83
    Isla de Ometepe $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Flores

Also for Flores, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer Mundo Maya Airport to Flores Island Hotels: $10
  • Bus transfer from Flores, Guatemala to Belize City: $20
  • Transfer from Flores Guatemala to Caye Caulker Belize: $43
  • Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Puerto Quetzal Port: $46
  • Tikal Transfer and Tour Guide From Flores: $60
  • Round-Trip Exclusive Transfer to Tikal from Flores: $135

Is it cheaper to fly into Flores or Isla de Ometepe?

Prices for flights to both Isla de Ometepe and Flores change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Flores $13
    Isla de Ometepe $13

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Flores $20
    Isla de Ometepe $13
Typical Entertainment Prices in Flores

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Flores's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Tikal Entrance (for 2)
  • Map of Tikal

Tours and Activities in Flores

For Flores, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Yaxha: Shared Sunset Tour / Transportation & Guide: $25
  • Basic Tour to Tikal Includes Transportation and Guide Service: $25
  • Shared Guided Sunset Tour in Yaxhá from Flores: $25
  • From Tikal Guided Tour with Transportation: $25
  • From Tikal Sunset Tour: $29
  • Tikal Ruins Day Tour from Flores: $34
  • Tikal Group Tour : $42
  • Full Day Tikal Sunrise Tour from Flores and Archaeological Tour: $48
  • Tikal National Park Full-Day Guided Tour from Flores: $55
  • From Flores Guided Tour to Tikal with transportation + lunch: $75
  • From Exclusive Tikal Group Tour: $77
  • Sunset in Tikal Park and Archeological Tour from Flores: $80

Tours and Activities in Isla de Ometepe

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Isla de Ometepe are as follows:

  • A great tour day for the ISLAND OF OMETEPE.: $80

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Flores $20
    Isla de Ometepe $8.83
Typical Alcohol Prices in Flores

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Flores are as follows:

  • Two Margaritas

When comparing the travel costs between Flores and Isla de Ometepe, we can see that Isla de Ometepe is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Central America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Flores Expensive? and Is Isla de Ometepe Expensive?.