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Village Life at the Volcano Mombacho

Nicaragua Libre
You live in a cottage in the village "Nicaragua Libre", at the foot of Volcano Mombacho, where you can go on various excursions to see the exuberant nature and the lifestyle of the rural population of Nicaragua. If you wish, you can help out with farm work.
The village is near the Pan American Highway, about 40 minutes from the colonial city of Granada, at the foot of the volcano Mombacho, which you can also climb. In the village, there are ten Nicaraguan families, who live mainly on agriculture and the carpentry trade. The rural tourism initiative makes them somewhat less dependent on the income of agriculture.
The cooperative Nicaragua Libre operates a basic tourist accommodation at Finca, with 3 dormitories, and organizes the activities in the village, as well as the excursions in the area.
The Mombacho volcano is extinct. Its last eruption was in 1570 and is now, a nature reserve. The higher elevations are a cloud forest with endemic flora and fauna.

Nicaragua Libre

Full-day activities:
  • Full-Day Horseback Riding with Swimming in Aguas Agrias - During the riding excursion, you will see the natural beauty at the foot of the volcano Mombacho take a refreshing dip in the river.
  • Full day excursion to the volcano Mombacho. From volcano Mombacho, you have an impressive view of Lake Nicaragua and its islands (Las Isletas), which emerged after an eruption of the volcano thousands of years ago, and the colonial city of Granada.
  • Horse Riding in the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) with overnight stay. You will ride to San Juan del Oriente, which is known as Pueblo Blanco and famous for pottery. You will visit a workshop to learn how the pots are made ​​and designed. You spend the night there, returning the next day.
  • Bake tortillas. The corn tortillas is a must for any meal for many Nicaraguans. Learn how to make tortillas from corn flour and bake delicious, warm flat bread. In the evening, enjoy Noche de las Leyendas (Night of Legends). Legends have a special tradition in Nicaragua and is narrated on many occasions. Look out for scary stories!
  • Daytrip to Granada, with a guided tour of the city and boat tour of Las Islets on Lake Nicaragua.
You can stay additional nights and help on the farm in Nicaragua Libre. The activities include helping Finca in building fences, preparing fields for planting, sowing, reaping and care for the animals. There are only boarding and lodging options.
Nicaragua Libre

Nicaragua Libre

Minimum Duration: 3 Days
Maximum Duration: 1 Month
Language Requirements: Spanish; a translator (in English) can be arranged at extra cost
Location: Province of Granada, Nicaragua
Accommodation: Dormitory in the Finca
Price: In Tab "Rate"

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