Katharina and Gene are a fascinating couple. We did not see Katharina as much because she was working part of the time, but spent a lot of time with Gene, who is engaging, kind, interesting, iconoclastic, real, honest, intelligent and down-to-earth. He told me that they do their best at the finca, and it shows. The cabins are roomy and clean, with a deck with chairs and hammock where we lounged and talked to Marcial (sp?), one of his employees, who also gave us a tour of the coffee operation. We loved speaking Spanish with him. His mother was kidnapped during the war while pregnant with him and her life was spared only because she was pregnant. There is a menagerie of cats, dogs, ducks, a goose, horses and a cow (I'm sure I've forgotten something). The weather, including temperature, was perfect while we were there--only a couple of mornings were foggy, and it quickly burned off. One of their daughters (very mature and kind, like them) led us on a horseback ride (super-gentle horses) to a stunning waterfall. The place is full of exotic birds and plants, and the food is healthy and plentiful. Everyone bends over backwards to make sure you have what you need and they make you feel like it is your home too. Gene picked us up in Leon and shared his wealth of information about Nicaragua along the way. The area is absolutely gorgeous. This was the experience of a lifetime and you won't forget these people,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca lindos ojos is the ideal place to relax from the stress during the visits to cities, loud and hot places in nicaragua. We offer you a rural ambiente, the opportunity to hike our nature trails in the virgin forrest, ride on horses peacefully to observe the pretty landscapes and comfortally reach to the interesting places which are not so close, eat our delicious organic home cooked food for its mayority harvested on our farm and share our experiences as a german family living since 25 years in nicaragua. ... more less
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