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“Beautiful in every way!” 5 of 5 stars
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350 meters from the beach, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe Rivas, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
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“Beautiful in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My partner and I stayed two nights at Finca del Sol while visiting Ometepe in August. Sheri helped us arrange for transportation to and from the ferry, and our driver met us even though we missed the ferry we intended to be on! Sheri was waiting for us that night to welcome us. The breakfasts were really delicious and served in an idyllic outdoor setting. Sheri arranged a tour of Maderas which was magical, directed us to delicious restaurants, and otherwise made us feel very welcome. Sheri and Christiano took excellent care of us through and through. The cabins were cozy, private, and beautiful. We awoke to gorgeous views of the volcanoes in very comfy beds. Both of us treasure our memories of Ometepe and Finca del Sol. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Finca del Sol for 4 nights in October. Sheri and Christiano are wonderful hosts and extremely helpful. Highly recommend choosing the breakfast option, they were delicious and different every morning. Their property is huge, the cabins are very private and beautifully presented with a lot of handmade touches. Really recommend this place if you want a unique experience of Ometepe Island. But just a disclaimer...for those people who are scared of creepy crawlies, it may take a night to get used to all the insects on the farm!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Ometepe and Finca del Sol are amazing. Sheri and Christiano have built a quiet piece of heaven and are the greatest hosts. From the eco-friendly cabins, to the amazing views and great location, this is was a wonderful experience. The fireflies and storms that lit up the night made it perfect!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at Finca Sol at the beginning of October and had a great time! The owners where away at the time but we where expertly looked after by their friends Luisa and Carlos who catered for our every need. Staying in the exceptional Bamboo Hut we woke up to incredible views of the volcano each morning. We would gladly stay here again and have recommended it to friends who will be visiting at the end of November. Many thanks!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst visitng Omoptepe. The location is first rate with the best beach on the island a 15min walkaway. Sheri and Christiano are welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely, clean and well presented. The eco stance of this place is to be admired so be prepared to do things "a little differently"! No dinner on site but the take away service is great and there are a few places to eat not so far away. Breakfast was plentiful and very nice. Coffee was also exceptional. The grounds here are wonderful and provide the start for the hike up the smaller of the 2 volcanoes. Yes you see the odd bug and creepy crawly but you see them everywhere in this part of the world. Bring cash and have spending case (local currency as the ATM is far away - only one on the island!) Would thoroughly reccommmend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Finca Del Sol with our two kids (ages 6 and 7). This is an absolutely lovely bed & breakfast with charming bungalows in a gorgeous, rustic setting. This was the favorite part of our two week trip in Nicaragua. Sheri and Cristiano are the perfect hosts.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I were coming from Costa Rica and looking for a cool place to stay in Ometepe. We found Finca del Sol and read their website and were sold.
Sherri and Cristiano were beyond helpful in setting up taxis and giving us the ferry schedule. Booking was a breeze via email and Skype. Honestly Sherri and Cristiano couldn't have been more helpful, nice or friendly !
The cabin we stayed in was immaculate and had a beautiful view of the volcano. Ometepe is an amazing place and I'm so happy we got to experience it. We are looking forward to going back in December with some friends and will certainly be staying at Finca del Sol!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 350 meters from the beach, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe Rivas, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Finca del Sol is pleased to offer private, spacious, eco friendly cabins in peaceful surroundings ! Our property is 12.5 Acres, and has approximately 20% of 3rd generation forest growth, with a maximum of 10 guests on the grounds at one time - reducing our environmental footprint on Mother Earth. Located in the tropical dry forest within the national reserve. Here you have an opportunity to view howler monkey, parrots and a variety of other interesting critters, flora and fauna! We welcome you to our refuge created in harmony within nature. An excellent location for those interested in exploring nature & the beauty that surrounds us, from the volcano to the river, to the beach, the possibilities are endless.The cabins are Eco friendly with comfortable with double or queen beds, mosquito netting and private bathrooms. Two have hot water. Each cabin has its own private porch and garden setting with comfortable chairs and hammocks boasting fantastic views of Volcano Conception and Lake Cocibolca! Our cabins are equipped with 21' screen with a DVD player and huge selection of films in English, Spanish and Italian, night light, fan, security box, daily maid service, purified drinking water, clean and hygienic composting toilet system and 100% solar powered.Included in the rate is access to WIFI, complimentary beach towels,and concierge services. We organize tours up both volcanoes, horseback riding and massages for our guests, as well as put them in contact with other local activities. Our organic breakfast is optional, boasting things like an Mediterranean omelet, homemade bread and fresh tropical fruit salad. Your hosts speak English, Spanish and Italian. We are centrally located in the village of Santa Cruz, within walking distance to 13 small restaurants and bicycle rentals. We are steps away from the trail to Volcano Madaras, and 10 minutes walk from the sandy beach. We are on the public bus route making it easy to get around for all your explorations.If you are looking for something a little different than the usual hotel experience, opt for the adventure, break the mold and dive into all that Ometepe Island and Finca del Sol has for you! See you on Ometepe!! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Finca Del Sol Hotel Santa Cruz
Finca Del Sol Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz

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