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El Zopilote

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is just stunning. We had a private cabin (less than $20!!) and it was so peaceful and quaint. The restaurant serves delicious fresh foods straight from the garden/kitchen at a good price, a range of teas and smoothies and there is still booze of you want to purchase it. There is 2x yoga classes everyday, and staff can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zopilote is such a nice place to stay! You must visit this natural paradise, if you like to be in contact with nature and relax in the jungle this is your place! The yoga teachers are great, you can take massage also, nice people, awesome food, and really good parties in pizza night!

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a week at the zopilote and i liked ot a lot. I had a private room with my bf. Each room kr dorm is immerse in the nature. There's no light after 6:30 in the paths and at the toilet but it's all part of the experience. People hang out at the bar-restaurant. Food is a bit pricey... More 

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Thank Antonella S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time at el zopilote. The yoga classes are great, and so are the people. The food is good too and everything is very economically conscious. However we felt that 20 US per night for a double room was a bit too much since there is no space for clothes, the earth toilets are shared with the... More 

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Thank Anna M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't think of enough good things to say about this place. After traveling/living in Central America for several months, this is hands down one of my favourite spots. The dorm beds are super comfy. The restaurant has local healthy yummy food with cheap options. The property is breathtaking and sits at the foot on Maderas volcano. There are monkeys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved every bit about the hostel Zopilote. I loved the wooden cabins and beds, I loved that I would fall asleep to the sounds of the djungle, I loved the 5 minute hike up to the hostel, I loved loved loved pizza tuesday (wood stove pizza jajajaj) I loved everything. The hostel is located in the middle of the... More 

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Thank Nüdi X
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're on a very low budget and don't have any intention on hiking volcan maderas this place will suite you. However I was looking for a decent place and willing to spend about 15-20$ a night for a decent room with at least bug nets or a/c. We also were planning on hiking the volcano and we payed 8$... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to spend three nights in this place after I saw their lovely website. Its an half an hour journey from the port town, we used a taxi for 5$p.p., then hiked up to the farm. We were booked and paid through the Paypal, but upon our arrival found out they haven't been informed about our reservation (which you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time at Zopilote and would recommend staying here (especially younger travellers) however there were things we loved and things that could be better. LOVED: -Beautiful nature and permaculture gardens -Super cheap food, mostly organic and locally grown - we mean CHEAP! (Amazing salads, good homemade bread, delicious veggie lasagna and cheap big serves of pancakes for... More 

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Thank mypictureatlas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

THE place to stay on Omatepe! Great location, Rustic Eco rooms, environmentally conscious, free yoga with the best teachers, cool guests and owners, fire dancing pizza night, awesome pizza, farm grown food, mango and banana trees everywhere, musicians in the restaurant, lookout towers with views of volcanoes...don't miss it!

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Zopilote is a permaculture farm/hostel. We have hammock, dormitory, and rooms. We have a organic restaurant serving Nica and Italian food (like handmade pastas, lasagnas, fettuccine, melanzane alla parmigiana) open at breakfat, lunch and dinner tevery day 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), ceramic, bread and bees courses and there is free WI-FI 24h and free filtered water. You can work with us in the permaculture garden and in the work shop and learn something nice (free). ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Zopilote

Address: from Madronal 200m south, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe 044, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $2 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
El Zopilote Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz
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