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La Via Verde - Organic Farm and B&B
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

La Via Verde was a breath of fresh air during our travels in Nicaragua. Eileen and Darrel have created a wonderful space that has all the comforts you could possibly want in the middle of the Omotepe jungle. The rooms are spotless, the breakfast is over the top delicious, and the views of the volcano breathtaking. Thank you so much for making our stay so lovely! Excellent value.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

The house is surounded with beautful trees, buterflies and there is an amazing view to the volcano Concepcion from the terrace. The room is well sized with a private balcony, hammock and rocking chairs, well suited to relaxing with a book for a few hours. The bathroom is shared with one other room and has hot water and looks new. The house is exceptionally clean and maintained. The breakfast was fantastic, with a range of home made treats from bread, granola, pancakes,coffee, jam, smoothies all collected from their organic farm. Eileen showed us how to make a number of things including yogurt, chesse and bread while Daren gave us a thorough tour of the farm explaning everything that we were interested in. We left with so much knowledge regarding the food we eat it really was an amazing experience, we would definitely go back if we return to nicaragua. This really is a nice quite place to get away from things, if your looking for a party this is not the place for you, however if you are looking for a place to relax with a couple of very kind, helpful and accomodating people then this farm is for you. There are a few nice restuarants owned by gringos within 5-15mins walking distance from the farm, the food is also excellent most of it being organic, pizza, curries, pasta etc at resonable prices. The area its self has a number of trails and activities that you can participate in that will easily keep you busy for your entire stay. Very authentic place, unique experience with lovely and truly amazing guys! We are very greatful for all help and extra care that we had during our 13 nights there.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

Of all the places we stayed in Nicaragua, high-end to dorm bed, La Via Verde was our absolute favorite. The rooms are simple but elegant, featuring the skills of local woodworkers. The views of Conception are great.

We looked at some other places on the island, but chose Eileen and Darrin's little B&B because it's on the quieter side of the island. We didn't know that we were also staying on the breezy side, which significantly reduces the bugs and heat. The birding was fantastic, and a perfect swimming hole is minutes away.

I'm positive we'll head back to La Via Verde again. My wife and I got married while in Nicaragua, and we both look forward to anniversary trips to Ometepe.

Oh....Eileen's salt shakers are way better than Soma's, too.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

La Via Verde was great. Eileen was a huge help in planning my trip and a big help while I was there. It was soooo great to come back, after a day of adventure, to a hot shower and a comfortable bed. The breakfast was incredible. I was spoiled. You couldn't do better than La Via Verde. Oh... and Dozer. I slept better knowing that Dozer was on duty.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

I strongly recommend staying here if you are visiting Ometepe. Eileen and Darrin will make you feel completely at home and are very concerned to make your stay comfortable. The accomodation is small but beautiful, just right for a couple, and the breakfast Eileen serves is a fantastic start to each day. Although it's located at the base of the Maderas volcano, Via Verde's balcony has a fantastic direct view to the Concepcion volcano. There are two separate rooms with their own separate balconies plus access to the front view of the volcano. A cove for swimming in the lake is just five minutes away, and a 15 minute walk brings you into the tiny village of Balgüe. Amazingly, the village has a first-class place to eat, Casa Campestre, run by an English couple. Most of the expats that we met, in contrast to our experience here in Costa Rica, were thoroughly integrated into the local community. La Via Verde's location, 35 km from the port of Moyogalpa where most tourists arrive, may seem daunting, but bear in mind that no matter where you decide to stay on the island you will be faced with the problem of transport. Buses run rather infrequently from the door of the lodging, and also from a crossroads ten minutes' walk towards Moyogalpa (or Altagracia). The Santo Domingo beach, perhaps the best on the island is at that same distance. You absolutely must give Eileen and Darrin a call.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed at La Via Verde for 4 nights. It was the most amazing place we stayed in Nicaragua. Eileen and Darrin were fantastic, welcoming and knowledgable hosts; the highlight of our day being our chat when they delivered breakfast. (the most delicious we have ever had — no overstatement!)

Eileen helped with our travel arrangements, making what could have been a difficult trip from Managua a breeze.

The accommodation is beautifully designed with everything one could need (including rum) for a relaxing stay, plus amazing views over Conception Volcano. It really did feel like a home away from home, which is testament to the thought and effort which has gone into La Via Verde.

It's worth the the trip to Ometepe just to stay there.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

Eileen & Darren (and dog Dozer) make you feel at home from the moment of arrival. They can arrange transport for you to the lodge, as well as [required] guides for volcano hikes. We loved being on the quiet side of the island w/easy access to bikes, swimming, decent dining options and away from tourist trap environs. Breakfasts are delicious, homemade and healthy; the coffee is organic, local and wonderful. You can get a bag lunch if you hike the volcanos (reasonable and good nutrition for a long hard hike). We loved being at tree top level for morning birding. With only 2 rooms, it is quiet at night. Each room has a private veranda with hammock and rocking chairs. The refrig has self-service beverages, convenient and nice for relaxing after adventures all day.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Between Santa Cruz & Balgue | Between Santa Cruz & Balgue, Isla de Ometepe 48800, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Isla de Ometepe
Price Range: $52 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ometepe, offers amazing nature, a chance to step back into a simple, slower way of life & charming friendly inhabitants who can teach us all something about being happy with less. As Americans who love living here (since 2004) we hope to provide a bridge of understanding & connection for you into the culture & life of this very special place. We would love to help you plan & organize a trip that will align with your interests & optimize your experience. Located on our organic farm La Via Verde is a cozy, intimate B&B with only 2 bedrooms on our second story. Up in the trees the wrap around verandas have great views of Volcan Concepcion, sunrise and sunset. Rooms have private balconies, queen bed, ceiling fan and are screened. There are 2 shared baths with flush toilets and limited hot water showers. ... more   less 
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