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Welcome to Finca del Sol in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua!
We are pleased to offer Private, Spacious, Eco friendly Cabins in Peaceful surroundings on a small organic farm. Situated on the hillside, boasting spectacular Views of Lake Cocibolca and Volcano Conception!
A refuge created in harmony within a pristine environment on the foot of Volcano Madaras in Santa Cruz. Perfect for the Adventure Traveler & people just looking to Relax and get away from it all!
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WHY STAY AT FINCA DEL SOL?
- Our private cabins have been created with your comfort in mind, with screened windows to catch the cross breezes, high thatch roofs and fans to keep it cool and comfortable.
- Quiet and peaceful, cabins located far enough from each other so you can write, think, read, or just relax in a hammock. There is a private garden space on each cabin.
- We have some of the nicest views of the sunset, volcano Conceptiuon and lake Cocibolca.
- Our Location is one of the best for hiking volcano Madaras or lookout climb, close to the beach and village of Santa Cruz with restaurants, bike, motorbike and scooter rentals nearby.
- We can organize tours, massages and holistic nutritional consults and help you discover Ometepe on your own.
- We are immersed in Nature, in a pristine environment, with many old growth trees, birds, monkeys, lizards and more on our property. Located in the natural biosphere.
- Our place is easily accessible by public bus, taxi and your own car. Access to the paved road with e a paved driveway and parking next to the cabins so you do not have to haul your luggage very far and can bring any kind of rental cars from little ones to 4x4 if you desire.
- We are eco-friendly and committed to sustainability (see below), You can learn more about solar power, composting, raising animals, and organic gardening in the tropics if you like.
- We have farm animals the kids can pet - goats, chickens, sheep. Pedro the friendly goat loves people:)
- We provide service in English, Spanish & Italian and help with your travel plans
SERVICES AT FINCA DEL SOL
- Private, spacious Cabins
- B&B or Accommodation Only
- Free Wifi in our common area
- Vegetarian Breakfast
- Lunch boxes or Sandwiches
- Light Lunch Menu 12 - 2 pm M & Tu / Th & F
- Cold beer, smoothies, juice or coffee available
- Massage Therapy
- Holistic Nutritional Services
OUR LOCATION IN OMETEPE
Accommodation is centrally located in Ometepe Island, within the village of Santa Cruz, a quick 5 - 15 minutes walk from eight restaurants and bars, and only10 mins walk from the beach. The nature in Ometepe is very special, and we are located a few minutes from the trail leading up to Volcano Madaras for those who are interested in climbing to the summit, or for people who would like a half day hike to see the monkey or the tropical dry forest!.
WHY STAY IN SANTA CRUZ?
- Our small nature lodge, Finca del Sol is located in the tropical dry forest on Volcano Madaras, in the heart of Ometepe where many migratory birds call home.
- Santa Cruz is located at the crossroads where the bus can take you in either direction towards Merida or Balgue in the Volcano Madaras region of Ometepe.
- Santa Cruz is a few minutes walk from the beach, Volcano Madaras climbs, horse and bike rentals.
- Santa Cruz is a jumping spot for volcano Madaras, climbing to the lagoon, waterfall or lookout point, where the views of Volcano Conception are some of the most spectacular to be seen.
- Santa Cruz is a small, traditional village where the people are friendly & still connected to growing their own food.
- Santa Cruz is a rural community in Ometepe, where life moves at a slower pace compared to the western world and other parts of Nicaragua
OUR COMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
- All of our power is produced via solar energy
- We have dug 190 foot well as a back up water system
- Composting the kitchen and bathroom waste, using it on a variety of plants
- Using a water filter for the islands natural spring water instead of selling bottled water
- Supporting local business including local guides and working with the local massage school, helping the local population participate in tourism
- Hiring local employees and giving them a skill and an opportunity to learn
- Buying local produce like eggs, milk, cheese, honey, coffee, etc
- Making our own breads, jams, yogurts and granola & supporting the idea we can be more sustainable
- Growing our own fruit like pineapples, mangos, star fruit, mandarins, bananas, papayas, in addition to a small organic vegetable garden
- Raising sheep, for meat and goats for milk
- Using a wood burning oven to make bread, minimizing reliance on fossil fuels
- Natural buildings using adobe and leaf roofing
When traveling around Nicaragua, we recommend at least 3 days in Ometepe, to enjoy it, and more if you want to mix activities & relaxing.