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from Madronal 200m south, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe 044, Nicaragua
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El Zopilote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Ometepe for four months and spent most of it at Zopilote hostel as a guest and volunteering. I've travelled a lot and the hostel for me is one of the best I've been to. It's set out over several acres of land and is designed around permaculture principles, and they make a conscious effort to be as... More

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Banff, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we arrived we were a little apprehensive if we were the right sort of people for the place. It's hard to tell from the polarized reviews whether you're the kind of person this place will appeal to. We went in with an open mind, and left 15 minutes later and $8 poorer. We weren't sure what to expect regarding... More

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El zopilote is a paradise for creative souls and world changers. The vibes around are unvaluable!! Very hippie-fun!! Learn about Permaculture farm, tobacco growing, petroglifos, how they make chocolate, bread or mermelada, handcrafted items and how the eco works... The sun rises early so get ready for a free yoga session surrounded by nature! Tasty breakfast and meals with local... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in the hammocks - they are quite roomy and there are big lockers for your luggage - however be warned - for 2 of these nights there was a healing sound ceremony in our hammock area so we weren't allowed access to our bags - this was a problem for the first night when we... More

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55 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Slept in a hammock here for two nights, which isn't the most comfortable but does get better as you get used to it, and is just really cheap. Didn't have any issues with mosquitoes despite not having any insect repellant though it did get a little chilly in the night. Wifi worked well although it was only available in the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went to Zopilote thinking I would stay for a night or two.....I stayed there 3 MONTHS! Seriously....3 MONTHS. Not only did I make friends, I found a family inside a island of pure paradise. Where to begin--first, the island itself is a natural wonder. Food grows like crazy and it is a magicland for permaculture. Pigs, dogs, horses, and... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was coming back from Guatemala which is my favourite place in Central America and I thought no where else would top any of the paradise type of places I have been there. But I gave Ometepe and Zopilote a chance to change my mind! I am glad I did...Ometepe itself is fantastic with beautiful nature, animals, people and most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at El Zopilote in December 2013 and we had the most amazing time there. We heard they didn't take bookings, so when the bus arrived we quickly grabbed our bags and rushed up the hill to make sure we got a place to stay. We were lucky and managed to grab... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This wonderful place is filled with amaizing people, everybody is friendly. The way the farm works is impressive, with a lot of recycling ( not only plastic, everything up to what you do in the toilet), organic food and free filtred water from the volcano! The best part of this farm is definetly free yoga practice in the morning with... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I really liked my stay in Zopilote. I was planning on staying 2 nights and ended up staying fro 5. They're doing really good work on the farm and because it is a small place and not that much close by, everybody is a lot in the communal places which is really nice. The dorm may be not what you're... More

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Address: from Madronal 200m south, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe 044, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
El Zopilote Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz

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