How to get here

We are located in Punta Gorda on Isla de Ometepe. El Jardin de la Vida is 2.5 km passed Balgue, shortly beyond the big mango trees. We have a large sign out front with a kayak on it.  

 To get to the island you will need to take a ferry from the port in San Jorge near Rivas. Once you reach the island you can catch a bus to us or take a taxi. Taxis are quicker but cost between $30-35 on average athough it is possible to share this cost with other travelers or try and negotiate with the taxi drivers. We are also always happy to arrange a taxi for you. 

By bus you will need to go first to Altagracia and then change busses. From Altagracia you will want the La Palma/Corazol bus they leave Altagracia at approximately 8 AM, 1 PM and 7 PM every day except Sunday. There is no bus service to us on Sundays.

Alternately, hitchhiking is very common and safe in Nicaragua. You can catch a bus from Altagracia to Balgue and try and hitch/walk the last 2.5 km. 

There is only one main road on the island, so while it is large, it’s hard to get lost. 

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