We went to Ometepe for the first time and are very happy that we chose La Omaja. Jamie is a great host. We arranged to have him collect us at the ferry landing for the partly smooth, partly bumpy ride to La Omaja. It was easy arranging details by e-mail and confirming by phone from Granada the day before we arrived.
Choosing one word for La Omaja would be "peaceful." The rooms are spare but comfortable. The food is fantastic (excellent fish) and the beer cold (liter Victorias!). The views are great. Conception's constantly changing peak is a quick glance across the lake while Maderas looms behind. The night sky is amazing. We could walk by starlight.
Jamie will also arrange excursions. We chose the waterfall hike. There is also a great pebbly beach a seven minute walk away. It's a nice swim at sunset with a clear view to the west. Jamie is also a wealth of knowledge for local history and goings on.
La Omaja and Ometepe were the highlight of our short Nicaragua trip. We will be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the La Omaja Hotel and Restaurant on Ometepe. Situated in the foothills of the Volcano Maderas on the majestic island of Ometepe, La Omaja offers breathtaking views of Lake Nicaragua and the volcanoes Concepción and Maderas. Strategically located in the middle of the Maderas Nature Reserve, La Omaja enjoys easy access to the most intriguing attractions on this hidden Nicaraguan treasure. La Omaja´s cabañas and full service bar and restaurant provide a comfortable, secure, and above all else, friendly environment from which to headquarter your stay on Ometepe. Whether you come to relax and enjoy a quiet, romantic getaway or are looking for more adventurous opportunities to hike, kayak, bike or horseback through the Maderas Nature Reserve, La Omaja provides the perfect setting for a memorable vacation.La Omaja is family operated and an active stakeholder in the local island community. Our specially trained staff and guides provide professional and friendly service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Omaja Hotel
- La Omaja Resort