OK… If you have decided that Ometepe is a place you want to visit and that Finca Mystica might be a unique experience, I will assume that you have an adventurous spirit. If this is the case, you will not be disappointed. Yes, it is a long and adventurous journey to reach Finca Mystica. In some places, the road might be more easily walked than traversed by automobile. It is ROUGH! Take some video of the ride to enjoy later! The website and online reviews give you a good idea of the rustic elements that you will be able to enjoy. On the ferry ride to the island we met some people with a four-wheel drive who were going to that remote end of Ometepe, so we caught a ride. For the return trip, the folks at Finca Mystica arranged for a van to pick up several of us, which saved on cost. Our first evening, we bought a few large beers from Finca Mystica and then hiked down to the local beach and swam in the lake. The monkeys and wildlife were part of the experience. For our stay, we decided to drink beer in the water at sunset every day. The food was really good, as was the service. Our room and beds were comfortable and the mosquito netting worked very well. I was very pleased to see that the folks at Finca Mystica are well invested in their community. The locals who work there take great pride in their work, their community, and they very much enjoy the visitors to Finca Mystica. We did the waterfall hike one day and recommend this, highly. Keep in mind, you should be reasonably fit and take water and food. Another day, we went into the little town and rented kayaks to tour the river. We had a local guide go with us, but he was very flexible in allowing us to venture out on our own a bit. We definitely saw some Caiman up VERY close! When we got back, we had a few beers on the beach and then walked back through town around dark. We found a small little restaurant and let them suggest our dinner. It was a great experience. Make sure you bring flashlights! The folks at Finca Mystica will make certain that your adventurous spirit is well-rewarded!
- Also Known As:
- Finca Mystica Hotel Isla De Ometepe