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Finca del Sol

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt, our best time in all of Nicaragua was spent at the little garden of eden known as Finca del Sol. Its location:amazing on the more hospitable maderas volcano side of the island. Energy there is more vibrant than the concepcion side. Finca del Sol is well situated on a paved street, which is saying a lot in...

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We are a group of 4 girls in the end of our twenties. We loved staying at Finca del Sol. We were in a spacious, cool cottage with two hammocks on the side. The beds were comfortable and large. The eco-toilet was very clean, the showerspace large. It is the perfect place to relax. We went across the road (5...

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Rossland, British Columbia
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent five comfortable nights staying at Finca del Sol. It is a great place to use as a base to explore the wonderful island of Ometepe from. Our hosts Sheri and Christiano were very warm and friendly and helped us organize activities like climbing Volcan Maderas. The bamboo hut was spacious and comfortable. We really enjoyed...

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Stowe, Vermont
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Visiting Finca del Sol and the Isla de Ometepe for that matter was like stepping back in time in all the best ways. At the finca we had a private casita for 2 nights. It was clean, eco-freindly, and had the most beautiful view. There is plenty to do on the island but my favorite was reclining in a hammock...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 April 2017

First of all Sheri, one of the owners, is outstanding! Cristiano her husband seemed very nice, but I had limited interaction with him as he seemed to handle the "back of the house" duties. My wife and I's experience was wonderful and I plan to return as soon as possible. That said if you don't like nature, animals or are...

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Markham, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stayed in Ometepe for four days at the Finca del Sol set on 11 acres of Nicaraguan hillside with beautiful views of Volcano Concepcion. Sheri and Cristiano were amazing hosts. They could arrange many tours such as volcano hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, and kite sailing. We stayed in the bamboo lodge, one of three on the property. Everything is solar...

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Isla de Oemetepe is a special island, and Finca Del Sol is an excellent place to enjoy it from. The management is extremely helpful, [nice breakfast too, by the way, at small extra cost] and for the two nights we were there, we can find no fault at all, PROVIDED that you are looking for the eco-lodge experience. If you're...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Staying at Finca del Sol was an amazing experience. The cabins (with comfy beds) are built in a very relaxing and serene environment. We stayed in the bamboo lodge and paying this little extra bit was definitely worth it. The view was amazing. Don't stay at Ometepe if insects freak you out. We just loved this experience of staying in...

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New York
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Our family of 3 (me, my husband and our 11 year old son) stayed in Ometepe for 2 days in February. We loved our cabin at Finca Del Sol - eco friendly, spacious, amazing views, delicious breakfast and very welcoming and helpful hosts. Sheri and her husband gave us some great tips and helped us book bikes, a kayak trip,...

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great pick up service to/from the ferry! Finca del Sol is a beautiful natural oasis on the side of the Madras volcano. Cute cabins, surrounded by flowers, butterflies and friendly spiders, and views of the Conception volcano. Our cabin was clean and simple with a hot shower. The compost toilets were easy to use. The nature walk to breakfast with...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Finca del Sol is a lodge on the foothills of Volcano Madaras, near beach, hiking and restaurants. We are Eco-friendly with off grid power (no blackouts) and dry composting toilets. Bungalow with orthepedic mattress, mosquito netting, private bathroom with hot water, fans, screened, DVD player and purified drinking water with incredible sunset views of volcano & lake. Located in the tropically forested UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (wildlife) we offer a comfortable and private lodging experience. Our property is 13 Acres, and has approximately 20% of 3rd generation forest growth, with a maximum of 10 guests on the grounds at one time - reducing our environmental footprint on Mother Earth. Located in the UNESCUO Biosphere Reserva you have an opportunity to view howler monkey, parrots and a variety of other interesting critters, flora and fauna! We welcome you to our refuge created in harmony within nature. An excellent location for those interested in exploring nature & the beauty that surrounds us, from the volcano to the river, to the beach, the possibilities are endless. We are located just after the split in Santa Cruz! This is a growing tourist hub for the island and offers many restaurants, motorbike rentals and is close proximity from the beach and kite-boarding school. If you choose to hike - Maderas Volcano begins from our back yard. Finca del Sol is also located in the tropical dry forest and a perfect place from which to explore the Maderas side of the island - where you can find kyack trips up the river Istain, ride a horse or explore forests/jungle, fauna and flora. The cabins are Eco friendly with comfortable with double or queen beds, mosquito netting and private bathroom with hot water. Each cabin has its own private porch and garden setting with comfortable chairs and hammocks boasting fantastic views of Volcano Conception and Lake Cocibolca! Our bungalows are equipped with 21' screen with a DVD player and selection of films in English, fan, security box, daily maid service, purified drinking water, clean and hygienic composting toilet system and solar powered.Included in the rate is access to WIFI, complimentary beach towels,and concierge services. We organize tours up both volcanoes, horseback riding and massages for our guests, as well as put them in contact with other local activities. Our organic breakfast is optional, boasting things like an Mediterranean omelet, homemade bread and fresh tropical fruit salad. Your hosts speak English, Spanish and Italian. If you are looking for something a little different than the usual hotel experience, opt for the adventure, break the mold and dive into all that Ometepe Island and Finca del Sol has for you! See you on Ometepe!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Finca del Sol

Address: | 350 m. East of the Crossroads in Santa cruz, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe Rivas, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $47 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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