Hotel Campestre El Pantano
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... then, I wanna give it a go! Is it really THAT difficult??
Being told you have to have a Guide to hike Concepción, I find a nice chilled out, English speaking Guide Jonathan at Elmers Tours. Jonathan is honest, relaxed, calm, easy going but still extremely professional. Guides for Concepción start at USD$40 but this can be reduced depending on number of people, so hunt around. We start our hike at 5.45am (meant to be 5am, but the bus didn't show!) as wanted to avoid as ...
... across in the far distance the unmistakable double volcanoes. Waves are crashing onto the grey sand and it's hard to believe it is fresh water out there. Finally we board the ferry and sit in the hot box of the boat for the next hour and the doat rocking is somewhat nauseating for Wayne. Arriving at the main town of Myogalpa the boat is met by taxi touts and hotel touts but we have our own way of avoiding commission added rooms and we are pre prepared so know where we ...
Ometepe is an island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua that was formed by two volcanos, one of which is still active. It has been featured on many of the survival shows including Naked and Afraid, Dual Survival, and Survivor. After hearing so many great things, we had to check it out.
We met a cool ex-pat couple, Trevor and Rachael, who left lucrative careers in the states to pursue permaculture. ...
This morning we woke up to an amazing breakfast of fruit, pancakes and cereal before going on our volcano hike. The hike around the perimeter took around two hours and was so much fun!! We came back for lunch and relaxed before going to the Peace Project hostel. There we played environmentally modified games like charades and Simon says to teach the kids in the after school program there more about gardening and the precious environment around us! ...
... as cover crop to boost the amount of nitrogen in the soil. Some of us also dug out a large hole that served as a water reservoir. For the last couple days, we had a few of the Nicaraguan students from Chacraseca come out and help work in the garden with us and also stay in the hostel. It was a new experience for both groups. We were able to practice our Spanish with them, and it was also their first time staying in Leon. During the work portion of the day we had a discussion on ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed