If you have the chance and opportunity to go to the beautiful island of Ometepe, you just can't skip El Zopilote. It's not only an amazing place to sleep and enjoy the scenery; it really is a way of life! It's THE place to experience what a self sufficient, ecological world could look like, you can enjoy the great organic garden, enjoy the locally made products or eat delicious pizzas on the weekly pizza night. Sure the accommodation is basic but lovely and you have to look at it in the first place as a different stay, in touch with nature and among people who have the same spirit. The Italian owners are great and very laidback, they make handicrafts, can organize workshops for you or or you can volunteer, taking part of the daily life on the finca. The garden is enchanting with fireflies an lots of beautiful plants.
I warmly recommend El zopilote as an out-of-this-world experience on on of the most magical places in Nicaragua.
- Also Known As:
- El Zopilote Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Zopilote is a permaculture farm/hostel. We have hammock, dormitory, and rooms. Guests can cook their meals in the communal kitchen and 3 nights a week we have pizza night ,cooked in wood-bricks oven.In the reception we sell food and organic product hand made here.The land is completely planted with fruit trees, bananos and much more...our goal is to be 100% sustainable. We have a look out tower where you can see the Volcanos and the farm. We organize tour to both volcanoes, horseback riding, spanish lessons, yoga classes (free), free WI-FI 24h. ... more less