When we arrived at Finca Montania Sagrada, we were greeted by about 5 lovely little chihuahuas, two bigger dogs and a few cats. We were hungry after the somewhat long journey from San Juan del Sur, so after we checked in, we headed down the hill to get some lunch.
We stopped at Margarita’s restaurant, which consisted of four picnic benches under an awning beside a large window to order through. When we asked what was on the menu, we were told, “pollo.” So, naturally, we ordered the pollo 🙂
Aside from having to fight off a little chicken who–feeling a bit cannibalistic–was taking pecks at my plate, the meal was delicious. Pollo y gallo pinto con cerveza toña. ¡Perfecto!
When we got back to the finca we made new friends and drank rum and danced in celebration of Valentine’s Day. It was a wonderful first day on Ometepe.
The next morning was another beautiful day. We had breakfast at the finca before taking a two hour horseback ride through rocky paths in the woods that opened up to breathtaking views of the lake and the two volcanoes that make up the island.
A few of the bigger dogs came along for the journey! We returned to lunch and a siesta followed by a lazy evening and a good night’s sleep. The next day we kayaked through a river that looks much like the Everglades. Then we ran into some friends and had some drinks by the water.
Although many people opt to do the 8-10 hour hike up one of the volcanoes, we decided we already had a nice balance between activities and relaxation. It was an absolutely beautiful stay.
February 17, 2017
Isla de Ometepe