Montecristo River Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... in Rivas we hopped off the bus next to the soccer stadium. Within 10 minutes another bus pulled up heading to Managua and we hopped on. Once in Managua we were let off in a random neighborhood. We stood on the side of the road until a nice taxi pulled up and offered us a ride. He agreed to take us to the Best Western across from the airport. Come to find out that the taxi driver lived and worked for 20+ years in the states...his children still live ...
... person (after bargaining!) none of the local people who shared the minibus with us paid anything. When we finally arrived in Merida at about 14.00 we were exhausted. This trip became quite legendary, especially because they tried to rip us off so many times during such a short time.
Merida is situated in a very rural part of the Ometepe Island. To be honest, we were picturing it a bit more civilized. In fact we found ourselves in ...
... roll an ankle! After the mirador it's a much easier 1.5 hour descent through the forest and then you're done! Concepción conquered!
Our guide recommended us to take good hiking shoes (I'm surprised my joggers held up through the volcanic rock!), light snacks, at least 3L water ( though in the end I only used 1.5L), and a spare shirt. After being saturated by the time I reached the summit, I now understand why he said that! A jacket is recommended also, incase it rains. And ...
... first point of interest 5kms away. We pass the brand new airstrip just opened that will run flights twice weekly and turn off onto the dirt road down another km to the lakeside to where a large sand bar is. The volcanic black sand is extremely hot and the water warm but murky so no swimming there thanks. We met a young German couple also on bikes from our hostel and they also were dling a trip and headed to the nature reserve privately owned with lovely was and a ...
... a casita restaurant out of bamboo and palm leaves. Rachael was kind enough to teach us how to make homemade ginger ale, cream cheese, bagels, pasta, dressings, salsas, and much more. You have to make everything from scratch when you don't live anywhere near a supermarket. They are in the beginning stages of something beautiful. We can't wait to see pictures once the rain season hits and this place reaches it's full ...