We all love that crowded, sweaty bus ride from Managua. Hopefully, you got a seat. If you did, you might have had a baby placed on your lap or your standing neighbor’s panza (belly in Spanish) might have occasionally rubbed your ear through the ride. If you took a taxi, you probably made the right decision.
When starting your travels to Nicaragua, you may have made the pact to eat rice and beans, but after that bumpy boat ride across the lake- you really deserve to treat yourself to some vegetables. Up the hill from the port you’ll find Cornerhouse (none-the-less on a corner) which will also become your safe haven. On the menu, you’ll find almost all locally found products which Laura has taught local women to perfectly prepare. Hopefully you aren’t there on a Sunday, because they are closed. If it’s any other day, you will find the best eggs benedict in Nicaragua and even an iced latte. If you are there for lunch go for either the steak salad or veggie sandwich with one of their local fruit smoothies. The coconut oatmeal cookie was so good, it almost made me forget how much I missed chocolate in Nicaragua.
Even better than the food (which is hard to match), you will find Laura and Gary. These two will become your new best friends (if you are lucky). Those of you that don’t speak English have nothing to fear as they are an amazing resource. They are engaged in the local community and know all the local secrets of the island. On their bookshelf, they carry great souvenirs, momentos made by local artisans including local honey, banana leaf jewelry, and coin purses.
Welcome to Ometepe. Go enjoy this lovely little island! But, when heading off island, you might need to stop by and try the molasses cookie to make your forget about that sweaty ride you are about to embark on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let us help you plan your time on Ometepe while relaxing in 1 of our 4 thoughtfully built rooms. The convenience of being in the port town of Moyogalpa, combined with the island knowledge of our staff will ensure a pleasant stay. In the morning, wake up to an espresso, fresh, organic juice and healthy breakfast made with ingredients from the island. Enjoy the island adventure! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cornerhouse Moyogalpa, Nicaragua - Isla De Ometepe