I had been quite excited about staying at Zopilote as I had heard good things from other travellers who had been their previously. I'm not sure whether we just caught the place on an off day but I was a little disappointed in the end.
I had enquired about making a reservation but as it was the high season that was not possible. When we arrived we were told there was a room available - it ended up being a small hut above where a number of hammocks are strung. There was no rubbish bin in the room, the sheets we were given didn't fit the bed so they kept coming off any time we moved and they were still fairly wet which didn't make more a pleasant nights sleep. There was also a number of dirty tissues lying on top of the mosquito net.
In the morning I was excited to try all of the homemade bread and hummous I had heard a lot about but this wasn't available which was a shame. We ended up moving down the road to Little Morgans where we had a great room and enjoyed our stay.
I don't mind staying in basic places at all, but whether it was a one of or not our room was dirty and I'm not a fan of that.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- El Zopilote Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua - Santa Cruz