Visited with my compadres on a business trip from the La Isla Foundation in Leon, Nicaragua. We rented a Toyota 4x4 for the weekend, which was a blast driving up the mountainside ascending into the mountains. Upon arrival, we ate a hearty beef stew and mashed potatoes, home-cooked food from the heart that warms you up when you are 1500+ meters submerged in a cloud forest. The owner, Gene, had cooked up with wonderful meal along with his ayudante Marlena. Marlena and Mauciel who work at the Finca Lindos Ojos are a wonderful, kind-hearted couple that make you feel at home. Mauciel lead us on a tour to a spectacular lookout point over a valley that blew our minds. He also taught us about medicinal herbs and plants and the local flora, Que bonita!!!!! Can't wait to come back !!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mountain-hotel Finca Lindos Ojos unites agricultural, community and family tourism. Situated at 1450 m high and 25 km northeast from Esteli, in the middle of the cloud forest we offer to you an interesting and relaxing stay, communication with local people, learning about our organic agriculture (coffee plantation, vegetables, milk and cheese, chicken, etc), and guidance to taking a hike or a ride on our well trained horses to enjoy orchids, bird watching, beautiful view points, waterfalls, etc. Families with children will consider our activities for for the small ones. Being originally from Germany, the owners offer you homemade food, German, Nicaragua, international, vegetarian in "all you can eat style." ... more less