About us

El Jardin de la Vida is an educational center focused on helping people learn to live a more sustainable life. We are passionate about natural building, gardening, and slow food. If you are interested in learning more about how you can slow down in your life, work more with your hands and find time to appreciate all you have, come visit us. We are happy to welcome you as a guest, as a student or as a volunteer. 

Located on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua we provide an authentic experience in a remote tropical location. Experience the magic of twin volcanoes rising from Central America’s largest lake. Our project is located 2.5 km outside of Balgue in a community called Punta Gorda. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature and rural living, this is the place for you. We have a beautiful garden that attracts thousands of butterflies and young fruit trees spread along throughout the property, as well as a privileged lake access just across the road, which makes for a beach during the dry season. Use our kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboard and ride through the calm clear waters of Lake Nicaragua, or just dive in and refresh yourself after a day of work. 

Join us to experience the satisfaction you can find living a slow life.

To find out more please go to www.eljardinometepe.com