I loved Zopilote! Having stayed at so many hostels throughout my trip, this was a nice change and a personal but rewarding challenge. First of all - it is a walk from the road, but when you get there it's like entering a little hippy community. This ISN't for people who don't enjoy outdoor communal living.
The rooms are sometimes oddly organised and you WILL see spiders etc.
Things for improvement:
- Extra staff at meal times, ordering system was confused, you needed to let someone know you wanted to order to be told to sit down for table service. Didn't work.
- Rooms need to be cleaned and random objects thrown away. No one knows what belongs to who and shared rooms are filled with random clutter, most of which I'm sure was just stuff left behind.
- Free yoga classes are a GREAT addition, however I wasted my time on 2 occasions turning up to the afternoon class for no teacher to show up.
Overall though I loved it here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Zopilote is a permaculture farm/hostel. We have hammock, dormitory, and rooms. We have a organic restaurant serving Nica and Italian food (like handmade pastas, lasagnas, fettuccine, melanzane alla parmigiana) open at breakfat, lunch and dinner tevery day and 3 nights a week we have pizza night ,cooked in wood-bricks oven.In the reception we sell food and organic product hand made here.The land is completely planted with fruit trees, bananos and much more...Our goal is to be 100% sustainable. We have a look out tower where you can see the Volcanos and the farm. We organize tour to both volcanoes, horseback riding, spanish lessons, yoga classes (free), ceramic, bread and bees courses and there is free WI-FI 24h and free filtered water. You can work with us in the permaculture garden and in the work shop and learn something nice (free). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Zopilote Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe - Santa Cruz