Balgue - Santa Cruz (El Zopilote), Nicaragua

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Sustainable Farm El Zopilote, Isla de Ometepe (Nicaragua)
by Anon about 7 years ago
Sustainable Farm El Zopilote, Isla de Ometepe (Nicaragua)

The most beautiful things mostly reveal themselves after a long journey! So take one 1 of the 3 buses daily going from Matagalpa (or Altagracia) to Balgue indicating the bus driver to let you hop off at "El Zopilote". While the road and neighborhood couldn't look more distracting, just follow the 500m-long path up the hill to "Finca Ecologica El Zopilote" through the forest.
You will want to change your plans and stay longer at this village of huts built with an honest consideration for sustainable living. Stay in a double-bed room ($6,50pp), relax in the dormitory ($5pp) or hit a hammock ($2,50pp). Use the communal kitchen, internet at the wifi-hut and buy farm products like whole wheat bread, muffins, honey, jams, eggs, coffee or yoghurt to name a few. And don't miss the stone-oven pizza evenings on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays accompanied by lots of music and memorable parties. And follow the house rules: If you are not interested in being eco friendly, find another hostel!