Let me start with why I believe staying in Moyogalpa is the best choice. First you walk right off the ferry and to your hotel. The taxis are $$! on the island. Second you can rent bikes or scooters (or ATVs or Motorbikes) from a very reliable family (Bob and Simone will connect you) and is a GREAT way to see Charco Verde, Puenta Jesus Maria, and El Ojo de Agua. It is also a great starting point for climbing Concepcion. You also get a better feel for how life is for the locals on the island. The only reason to stay on the Maderas side is if you are looking for quiet and NOT wanting to travel around the island much. It is VERY time consuming to get to the Maderas side. Seeing the sights is much more convenient from Mayogalpa. I would also NOT recommend staying at Santo Domingo. Not sure why its so popular. $$ to get to, $$ to stay, and $$ to get around, and not really a beach, plus less "life". Go swimming at Ojo de Agua! Much better!
The America Cafe and Hotel simply could not have been better for us. It is very conveniently located only a few hundred yards from the ferry dock, so you can walk right past the expensive taxis. Robert and Simone are great hosts, we were welcomed with fresh lemonade from their own trees. We talked late into the night with fellow travelers, many of whom use Robert and Simone every time they return to the island. The rooms are spotless, the water hot, and the septic system works! While she does not usually do dinner Simone cooked us up some wonderful pasta that if given the chance I would highly recommend! The breakfast is wonderful as well. We felt very safe there. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are quiet and quite large!
- Also Known As:
- The American Cafe And Hotel
- The American Cafe & Hotel Moyogalpa, Nicaragua - Isla De Ometepe