My husband and I stayed three nights in early July and were greeted with a warm welcome from Eileen. There are two simple rooms that were immaculately clean. The bed was comfy, and we had a private balcony that overlooked the jungle. The upstairs bathroom is shared by the two rooms, but we had absolutely no issue with that. (There is a smaller bathroom located on the ground floor.)
Breakfast is superb and well worth the trip to Ometepe in its own right. The shared breakfast area outside of the rooms faces Volcan Concepcion and the view is nothing short of stunning.
Eileen and Darrin arranged for our transportation to and from their establishment. Round trip cab fare from Moyogalpa was $40. We were especially happy that the price they negotiated for our cab ride from Rivas to Managua was so MUCH lower than anything else we had found in our research. They also had great recommendations for food (try the pizza at El Zopilote!) and arranged for a horseback riding tour (with Hari's Horses - also excellent!)
La Via Verde is a bit of a hike from the port in Moyogalpa, but, honestly, that was one of the things we loved about it. The paved hasn't yet made its way to the Santa Cruz area, which added to the feeling of being "away from it all." To us, it seemed to be a greater adventure to stay on Maderas as opposed to Concepcion.
We truly enjoyed our time at La Via Verde and getting to know Eileen and Darrin (and their dog, Dozer!). I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone and sincerely hope to make a return trip soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ometepe, offers amazing nature, a chance to step back into a simple, slower way of life & charming friendly inhabitants who can teach us all something about being happy with less. As Americans who love living here (since 2004) we hope to provide a bridge of understanding & connection for you into the culture & life of this very special place. We would love to help you plan & organize a trip that will align with your interests & optimize your experience. Located on our organic farm La Via Verde is a cozy, intimate B&B with only 2 bedrooms on our second story. Up in the trees the wrap around verandas have great views of Volcan Concepcion, sunrise and sunset. Rooms have private balconies, queen bed, ceiling fan and are screened. There are 2 shared baths with flush toilets and limited hot water showers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Via Verde - Organic Farm And Bed And Breakfast
- La Via Verde - Organic Farm Hotel Isla De Ometepe