I spent 3 nights at lovely Finca Del Sol earlier this month and had a fantastic experience. I traveled solo and relished the gorgeous landscape, view of the volcano, and the extreme peace and quiet. I am in my early 30's and was looking for a quiet spot with friendly people away from the backpacker scene. I found it! Most days I left for excursions like kayaking or long walks around the neighboring towns. For dinner I walked for Pizza and to the delicious Café Campestre in Balgue (felt totally safe walking and usually was able to join up with others from the hotel) Sheri and Cristiano were super friendly and helpful and set up reservations for excursions, a taxi to the airport in Managua and a refreshing in-room massage. The breakfast was delicious and fresh each morning. I found the portions more than ample and the ingredients high quality.The grounds are lovingly cared for and are really unique--think farm, forest, tropical plants, stone paths, etc. If you are an adventurous, open minded, nature loving person this spot is not to miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca del Sol is a lodge on the foothills of Volcano Madaras, near beach, hiking and restaurants. We are Eco-friendly with off grid power (no blackouts) and dry composting toilets. Bungalow with orthepedic mattress, mosquito netting, private bathroom with hot water, fans, screened, DVD player and purified drinking water with incredible sunset views of volcano & lake. Located in the tropically forested UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (wildlife) we offer a comfortable and private lodging experience. Our property is 13 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 UNESCUO Biosphere Reserva 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. We are located just after the split in Santa Cruz! This is a growing tourist hub for the island and offers many restaurants, motorbike rentals and is close proximity from the beach and kite-boarding school. If you choose to hike - Maderas Volcano begins from our back yard. Finca del Sol is also located in the tropical dry forest and a perfect place from which to explore the Maderas side of the island - where you can find kyack trips up the river Istain, ride a horse or explore forests/jungle, fauna and flora. The cabins are Eco friendly with comfortable with double or queen beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with 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 bungalows are equipped with 21' screen with a DVD player and selection of films in English, fan, security box, daily maid service, purified drinking water, clean and hygienic composting toilet system and 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. 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 Ecuo Lodge Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz