We stayed at La Omaja for three nights over the New Year. We and one other couple shared one of the cabins, and everything was perfect for us.
Everything about our stay was great, from the pick up at the Ferry, to helping us kayak, hike, and do other activities, to watching the sunset over the lake from a hammock.
The only thing that impressed us more than that view was the staff. Owner Jamie takes care of you and is sincerely proud of his adopted home. He was willing to chat about the island, Nicaragua, his family, and his place, and he made sure we had a great time. He even went as far as to taking us out to a nearby town’s festival so we could get a taste of Ometepe life.
Jamie has hired some great islanders to welcome and take care of his guests, especially Oscar and Jeffery. They greeted us with a huge smile and taught me a few choice words in Nicaraguan.
The room is more than you'd expect. Its clean, air-conditioned, and the water is hot. There are some ants and some geckos, but realize you are not at a five star resort. I’m guessing, though, if you’re looking at taking the hour-long ferry ride followed by an hour-long drive on a tough, dirt road, you’re not reading this.
Really, the only downside is that pool. It’s so near perfect that you find yourself sitting in it drinking Tona after Tona. Watching New Year’s Eve fireworks over Nicaragua from the hot tub is tough to beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the La Omaja Hotel and Restaurant on Ometepe. Situated in the foothills of the Volcano Maderas on the majestic island of Ometepe, La Omaja offers breathtaking views of Lake Nicaragua and the volcanoes Concepción and Maderas. Strategically located in the middle of the Maderas Nature Reserve, La Omaja enjoys easy access to the most intriguing attractions on this hidden Nicaraguan treasure. La Omaja´s cabañas and full service bar and restaurant provide a comfortable, secure, and above all else, friendly environment from which to headquarter your stay on Ometepe. Whether you come to relax and enjoy a quiet, romantic getaway or are looking for more adventurous opportunities to hike, kayak, bike or horseback through the Maderas Nature Reserve, La Omaja provides the perfect setting for a memorable vacation.La Omaja is family operated and an active stakeholder in the local island community. Our specially trained staff and guides provide professional and friendly service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Omaja Hotel
- La Omaja Resort