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“Amazing hospitality in a stunning location!”
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Finca del Sol
Ranked #1 of 4 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
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New Orleans, LA
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing hospitality in a stunning location!”
Reviewed June 30, 2009

This is a truly incredible lodging opportunity for those looking to visit the jewel of Nicaragua, Ometepe Island. The hosts, Sheri and Cristiano, are wonderful and welcoming, and their home-cooked meals (offered at a very reasonable priced) were probably the best of our trip. The cabin is spacious and comfortable, and the views from the farm, which is situated between two volcanoes, are awe-inspiring. Finca del Sol is much more than just a hotel, it's an amazing experience in itself.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Cincinnati, OH
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Finca Del Sol and absolutely loved it. The cabin was very cozy with a nice comfortable bed, shower, and hammock. And the hosts Sheri and Cris could not have ben more kind. They provided excellent meals for a very reasonable price and offered all kinds of valuable advice for things to do on the island. I highly recommend Finca Del for anyone fortunate enough to visit the island.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

The cabana at Finca del Sol has an amazing view of the other volcano on Ometepe Island, and is situated on a beautiful slope up from the close little town. The cabana is built from all natural materials and is absolutely gorgeous inside out. It is a perfect quite place to spend time meditating, being lazy, hiking, kayaking and eating well. The wonderful owners, Cristiano and Sheri spent hours showing us around and never tiring of our endless questions about the place and how they built it. Even though the cabana is very quite and you feel you are the only one all around, there is much to do on this island and some really great food to be had. Finca del Sol is a unique and beautiful place and i would go back anytime!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

The place got recommended to us via Totoco eco-lodge and are we glad they did! The location is fabulous, the place is great and the owners are extremely friendly and lovely.
We were the first to ever stay in their hut and we would gladly love to stay there again when we return to the island for a holiday.
I strongly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.
The lodge is clean, eco friendly and the food they serve is super yummy.
Thank you Sheri and Cristiano for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

The place is amazing, the beach is just few minutes away from a nice walk road.The surrounding area is full of plants and animals.The Rooms are very clean and tidy.
Food was so good,Thank to Mr Cristiano and Sheri they made our holiday.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Finca del Sol

Property: Finca del Sol
Address: Meters From the Beach 350 | 350 m. East of the Crossroads in Santa cruz, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe Rivas, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Finca Del Sol Hotel Santa Cruz
Finca Del Sol Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz

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