Magical Ometepe Island in the immense Lake Cocibolca - an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the top natural wonders of the world with 2 hike-able volcanoes with endemic flora and fauna, waterfalls, mineral springs, lagoons, prehistoric zoomorphic statues and petroglyphs, pre-columbian archeology museums, indigenous farming and fishing communities, organic coffee cooperative and so much more.
There are many activities to partake in including hiking the 2 volcanoes, kayaking the River Istiam wildlife refuge, horseback riding and kiteboarding plan for time relaxing in hammocks and rocking chairs, floating in the fresh water lake and mineral springs too.
We offer 2 guest house options:
The Casita - which sleeps 2 people in a smaller guest house.
The Main House - which sleeps up to 6 people in a larger guest house.
Feel at home in these 2 beautifully constructed guest houses surrounded by lush tropical organic gardens located on the longest stretch of sandy beach on Ometepe Island on Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua.
Each guest house has a private kitchen, sitting area, separate toilet and shower all with many screened windows and doors to catch amazing lake breezes, reading lights, and ceiling fans.
The Casita has 1 bedroom with a double bed/ or 2 singles. The Main house has 2 downstairs bedrooms and 1 upstairs bedroom with a single bed with a balcony and a 4 way vista.
There is an outdoor BBQ area and a ranchito for hanging out in hammocks, and rockers surrounded by the lush tropical organic gardens and volcanic rock wall for privacy.
The kitchens can be stocked with the basics for cooking and we invite guests to sample from the gardens.
We can also provide nutritious and delicious meals with advance notice. Complementary desserts for reservations of 3 nights. Laundry service is available.
We can help with shopping and clean up too.
We provide information for activities, tours and transportation - plus lots of information for traveling in Nicaragua and to Ometepe Island.
Check in: Flexible
Check out: Flexible
Cancellation policy is 1 month prior to reservation
Only cash as payment upon arrival. There is limited banking on Ometepe Island.
We offer breakfast and other meals upon request.
Directions: Information on Boat and Ferry crossing
San Jorge Port town near Rivas - boats/ferries to Ometepe start running at 7:30am and the last ferry is at 5:30pm - 1 hour crossing time.
On Ometepe Island there are 2 port towns = the main port is Moyogalpa - public buses and taxi vans meet all the boats. Taxi vans can be shared with other travelers in the same direction (Cost is US$25/30 to Santa Cruz 40/50minutes). The 2nd port is San Jose del Sur - a much smaller town but boats are also met by buses and taxis at the port (usually a bit cheaper as it is closer to Santa Cruz.
Roads to Santa Cruz are paved.
Tell the driver 'Casa de Linda - playa Santa Cruz - despues Hotel Istiam. We are the only house located on the beach with a volcanic rock wall and 2 storys - lots of coconuts planted in the gardens.
Laundry, Wheelchair Friendly, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, Bike Parking, BBQ Area, Free Carpark, Non Smoking, Breakfast Not Included, 24 Hour Check In