Hacienda Merida is located in a tranquil, off-the-beaten-track spot on the Isla de Ometepe in the middle of Lago Nicaragua.
Formed by the convergence of two nearby volcanoes, Isla de Ometepe offers endless opportunities for hiking, climbing, fishing, swimming, and taking in the beauty.
Hacienda Merida is located in Mérida, a tiny village on the south end of the island near Volcán Maderas. Run by an experienced, friendly, bi-lingual family, the hacienda provides everything backpackers need for a pleasant stay. The family has makes it a priority to make their hostel healthy and eco-friendly, so you can be happy giving your money to people who care. Comfortable dormitories and private rooms are available, as is a full restaurant serving lunch, a breakfast buffet, and a dinner buffet. Hacienda Merida also provides information on local hikes, tours, and transportation, as well as renting kayaks and mountain bikes for exploration. The lakefront dock is a great place to swim or sit and watch the sun set. The staff is also very plugged into the local community and can help you find a volunteer opportunity if you are so inclined.
Hacienda Merida’s dock in Lago Nicaragua Photo Credit: Alberto Lanuza
Hacienda Merida is a great out-of-the-way hub for backpackers, run by earth-conscious and helpful folks. As soon as you enter your room and smell the flowers on your bed, you’ll be glad you chose this place for your stay on Isla de Ometepe!
Address: In Mérida, Maderas Volcano, Ometepe Island, Rivas, Nicaragua
This post was sponsored by Hacienda Mérida.
The hostel also has create a very cool project using trash to build structures and schools out of plastic bottles. Click here to read more!