El Zopilote is an ecologic permaculture hostel-farm (Finca). This family business is runned by Christiano and his Father Bruno. They have extremely low priced hammocks to stay, low priced dormitory rooms and even the jungle cabins aren't that expensive. They sell food in their reception, which you can prepare in the communal kitchen.
I had the best time of my life there, staying there for 2 months, 2 weeks and another 3 months on different trips. The area of about two acres is transformed into a big tropical garden with all kinds of different tropical plants and trees. Three days a week they have a pizza night, where everybody eats pizza (avarage 3 dollars) on the picnic tables under a big mango tree. The pizzas prepared in a wooden pizza oven taste delicious and can be enjoyed with a cold beer from the reception. The atmoshpere, created by the tropical surroundings and the simple living quarters, is absolutely amazing and the staff is very friendly as well.
- 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