El Jardin de la Vida is a sustainable eco-friendly hostel built using minimal concrete and natural materials. As a guest you can camp, stay in our dormitory or rent a hammock in our hammock dorm.
We are located in Punta Gorda on Isla de Ometepe, just on the lake, so you can swim, rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards or just chill in a hammock. We can arrange a guide for many different island activities including sunset tours and volcano hikes. A little off the beaten path, we provide a unique Ometepe experience away from the traditional tourist scene. We are still close enough to town that it is easy if you want to go out and get dinner or meet other travelers. If you are looking to immerse yourself in nature and rural living come stay with us, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. We have a beautiful garden that attracts thousands of butterflies, lots of young fruit trees, and are working on our vegetable gardens. We are easily accessible by bus, taxi, motorcycle or bicycle but remote enough to enjoy the tranquility of real Ometepe life.
The main dormitory houses eight beds in a concrete-free bamboo structure powered by solar. The beds all have mosquito nets. All guests have access to a lock box for their belongings. The dorm is located close to the bathroom and outdoor shower.We also have a hammock dormitory available for people looking for a unique tropical experience. For campers we have places for you to pitch a tent if you have your own as well as one 2 person tent cot.
We have restaurant that offers fresh food from locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch and we offer a family style dinner with meat and vegetarian options.
Reception is located by the road. The last bus arrives at 8 PM. You should bring a flash light, we are all on solar. We have an outdoor shower and composting toilet.