Ometepe hostel : La Peñita Hospedaje

family hostel / homestay / B&B bed and breakfast Ometepe Altagracia

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 and her husband Mark van den Hurk. Together with mam Rosario, dad Francisco, brother Douglas and his wife, we will create wonderful holiday memories that will last a lifetime. 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 island Ometepe.

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. As soon as in the early 2000’s this family on Ometepe had it’s first groups of backpackers from foren country’s as USA, Canada, Germany, Holland and the rest of Europe.  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. Our hostel is small so you will feel at home and on holiday at the same time. You can blend in with the local people that come to our bar at the front or stay at 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 just 2,5 kilometers from the main town 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 volcano conception and its hiking route and at only 30 meters from the main road and the bus stop. 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”

Do you want to visit us? Mail or phone us in advance and we can make your place ready to stay. As soon as you arrive on the island, people will try to help you with your luggage, this is no problem, but means you have to pay them for that. But make sure you don’t lose it out of your side and take care it is brought to a taxi or bus that goes to Altagracia. Tell the bus-driver to stop at “La Penita” and they know where to go! If necessary we can come to the landing place of the ferry and pick you up.

There is always somebody from the family around the house and because our hostel is so small check-in and check-out times are flexible. There is no reception and we are always open. Payment in full is required upon arrival, and we only accept cash.

We will help you to plan your stay.

Our official address for our Ometepe hostel La Peñita:  Del Quino 400 metros norte, 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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