Ometepe hostel : La Peñita Hospedaje

family hostel / homestay / B&B bed and breakfast Ometepe Altagracia
Family Ramos Paizano 2019

We, the Ramos Paizano family, who have lived here on Ometepe for over at least 5 generations, welcome you in our homestay, our B&B. This Ometepe family hostel is owned by Lizzeth Ramos Paizano ( Nicaragua ) and her husband Mark van den Hurk ( The Netherlands ). Together with mam Rosario, dad Francisco, brother Douglas and his wife, we will create wonderful holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Mama Rosario and Keylay ( wife of Douglas ) will surve you the best meals on the Island de Ometepe ucording to your needs. ( this incudes vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meals ) The rest of the family (uncles, aunts and cousins) will cooperate to make your stay the best and most relaxing experience of your life. They will cook, wash your clothes, service the rental bikes, guide you on the island and much more. You will experience first-hand how we live on the Ometepe island.

We speak English, Spanish, Dutch, and German.


The old hostel 1

The old hostel 1

The original house took Francisco and Rosario years to build piece-by-piece with limited resources. In the early 2000’s this family on isla de Ometepe had it’s first groups of backpackers from foren country’s as USA, Canada, Germany, Holland and the rest of Europe. In this early day’s this was not jet a real ometepe hostel but just there house and Lizzeth with her brothers would give there rooms to the backpackers and visiters. The family self would sleep all together in one room so the guest could experience a nice stay with them. In order to provide our guests with maximum comfort and safety, we rebuilt the house from scratch in 2016 making sure it’s strong and durable for the future. The hostel is small with only 4 bedrooms so you will feel at home and on holiday at the same time. Sit on the front porch of the hostel to see the locals come along or stay around the back of the house for more peace and tranquillity.

Lay down in a hammock and enjoy the laid-back life of Nicaragua.


map of ometepe , location hostel homestay, b&B bed and BreakfastThe Ometepe hostel La Penita is located in the middle of the island Ometepe just 2,5 kilometers from the main town of Isla de Ometepe: Altagracia. The same distance away as the wonderful natural well on the island: Ojo de Agua with its crystal clear water. We are only 500 meters from the base of Ometepe volcano Conception and its hiking route and at only 30 meters from the main road and the bus stop. Taking the right ferry to Ometepe, the bus trip to our hostel will only take 20 minutes. The main roud will take you to all corners of the island, with a bus, a mountain bike, scooter, quad or even by horse.( We rent bikes, motorcicle, quad and horses for your stay ) Check: Rooms, meals and prices.

The ideal location to start your trips to other parts of the island.


Big ferry "brakzand"

Big ferry “Brakzand”

Ready to come over to stay a night, have a drink or a homemade Ometepe family meal? Phone or mail us in advance and we can make your place ready to stay. We can arange private pick-up service from the ferry. As soon as you come out of the Ometepe ferry, there are two options : go with the public transport ( the fames chickenbus or variation of that ) or take a taxi ( TAXI is expansive on the island ). Make sure the bus goes in the direction of Altagracia. Tell the bus-or taxi driver to stop at “La Penita” and they know where to go! Check-in time and check-out time are flexible with us, there is alway’s somebody from the family at home on our hostel.

We will help you to plan your stay.

Our official address for our Ometepe hostel La Peñita: 400 metros norte El Quino, Altagracia, Isla de Ometepe, Rivas, Nicaragua. 


Need to know more? For example how to get to Ometepe? Check traveling Ometepe for more information.

Or you want to know what to do on Ometepe? Check to do Ometepe for more information.

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