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El Pital Chocolate Paradise

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1.4 Km From The Santa Cruz Intersection Towards Balgue, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe 48800 Nicaragua
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#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Balgue
Location
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
5.0
At El Pital, we offer a range of unique accommodation suitable for every budget. From affordable dorm rooms for world travellers to deluxe private cabañas for a more intimate experience, each of our earth-made structures are crafted, with love, by the local residents of Ometepe Island. Whether looking for a private affair or wish to soak up the sparkling social scene here on Ometepe, we guarantee to provide you with the unique jungle experience your heart calls for.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hebrew
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Ismay20 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom217 contributions40 helpful votes
They literally had nothing on the menu (and we arrived early not at the end of the day). We tried to order 5 things and all of it was “not available” Everything we tried to order they said they didn’t have and they didn’t seem to care at all. Especially after driving a long way to get here. View was good and the one thing we could have was nice. Heard good things from other people but personally had a poor experience. Very disappointed when it is so highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Maybe go on a Saturday/ Sunday I think the weekend they might have their products available
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Response from yves sun, Owner at El Pital Chocolate Paradise
Responded Apr 13, 2022
Thank you for your honest feedback and we're disappointed as well about your experience with us Semana Santa is one of the busiest weeks of the year, and although we prepare for it, many of our craft items take time and care to create because make everything from scratch. This day in particular, and the previous evening, we sold out of many items on the menu. Meanwhile, we were humbly preparing in the kitchen and chocolate factory to return back to full stock (and more) before the end of the day and worked late into the evening to be prepared for the following day. What you experienced is not the norm here, and we apologize profusely for your disappointing experience. We sincerely hope you come back another time and give us another opportunity for a good impression. Thank you for visiting us during your time on Ometepe.
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Oct 2021
Sydney, Australia3783 contributions886 helpful votes
El Pital Chocolate Paradise is a treat to visit! It is set overlooking the water with views out to Volcano Concepcion. The cafe has a range of delicious vegan treats. We had the vegan brownie, the chocolate super power smoothie and the coco chai latte smoothie. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. There is a protected bay next to El Pital where you can go swimming, and this is probably the best swimming spot near Balgue. You must pay a visit to this cafe when you’re in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Introspect8015 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Beautiful secluded location with good vibes and chill people. I liked the open air accommodation, although the electricity didnt work and the shower didnt work. The greeters were very friendly and the place was very inviting and relaxing. The chocolate was extraordinary, the brownie was out of this world. The road coming in was rugged and only passable on a motorcycle or on foot. Definately a great place work in progress with a lot of potential and a great start to something big. The chocolate alone is worth the trip!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Trent wrote a review Dec 2019
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Lake front, Relaxing vibes, good people, amazing brownies, nice place to stay. A bit of a mission to get to but sick once you get there because you are right on the water. Great yoga instructor Ryan. Chocolate chocolate chocolate! Yewwww
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Chelci Lamay wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We heard about this place from another traveler and they raved about this hostel saying it was the best hostel in the island. When we arrived, we were not disappointed. It held up to our expectations. Free yoga classes, location is right on the lake, monkeys in the trees, slack lines everywhere, amazingggg chocolate 😍, such a good vibe, beautiful volunteers and happy people. Although there were some water issues and electricity, the staff were on it as soon as possible. What can you say? You are in the jungle. Would stay here every time we come. Thank you so much for the hospitality and we look forward to our stay here again in t he future.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Melica Bokai3 wrote a review Dec 2019
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El Pital is just wonderful. The staff and volunteers are so friendly and they helped me out with booking volcano tours and scooters! They have a bar and I really liked their chocolate super power smoothie! I learned a lot about cacao and I loved the fact that I could just jump in the lake! A heaven for vegans! 100% recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Erik C wrote a review Nov 2019
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua6 contributions
Came with my friends to visit this magic paradise!! Enjoyed the love of chocolate(raw cacao 100% organic). We high recommend it!!! The staff is supper helpfully an very kind at all moment! From this location you will be able to do any of their activities, horses are available every day and they have many tours with amazing places to visit as beaches, outlooks and comunity.An other súper nice activity high recomended is the kayaking on the fresh water lake Cocivolca in order to get in to the weatland Istiam river were the wild life are present with beatifull virds, turtles, aligators,etc!! We all enjoyed!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Marco Aslan wrote a review Nov 2019
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Beautifully at the lake located hostel. Perfect to swim,sunbath,slackline,play games and best of all - have all kinds of delicious home made chocolate products (vegan). The owners, staff and volunteers are really nice too!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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vakninlior wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hands down the best hostel on the island. It has a private beach access with an amazing view of the volcano (my previous one was 15 minutes walk to the beach), great restaurant with tons of Vegan options (the Magic Bowl is unbelievable) and a super friendly staff (hi Sher, miss you already). Highly recommended for anyone who's considering coming to Isla de Ometepe!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Flyer754510 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Really really beautiful location right by the water with spectacular menu option. I have tried the magic ball which was 10/10 And everything ells looks just as good. Feel lucky to check this place out.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentIsla de OmetepeBalgue
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Pital Chocolate Paradise
Which popular attractions are close to El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Nearby attractions include Volcan Maderas (2.9 miles), Cascada de San Ramon (4.0 miles), and Ojo de Agua (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Campestre, Pizzeria Mediterranea Bar Ristorante, and El Pital Chocolate Paradise.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Pital Chocolate Paradise?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Does El Pital Chocolate Paradise have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.