So far El Zopilote has been the best place I've found in Nicaragua. It took me a day or two to settle in, and then I didn't want to leave, and stayed for several weeks! It's in a beautiful setting, the nature is wonderful, and there are two towers you can climb up to and see the lake and volcanoes, watch the birds....tranquilo!
The food at the restaurant is also delicious, especially the fruit salad with home-made yogurt, the salad they grow in the garden, and the frittata sandwich on their own fresh-baked bread. Don't miss the nutella and chocolate either, that they make themselves! Delicious. And I love the Japanese showers....divine.
It is a heaven for people who feel comfortable in nature and in themselves, rather spend time outside then at the tv, there are a lot of opportunities to connect with people- daily yoga classes, pizza night 3x a week, a nice hang-out space next to the school bus at the road, and if you'd like to help out in the garden/kitchen, you can do that too!
I feel it's the kind of place you can really feel at home in, the trick is to relax, smile and try new things! What it is not is a luxurious expensive hotel! It's basic and rustic, if you are the type who can't face that you are living in the jungle in the tropics with a lot of other beings, rather find a more suiting environment....
- 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