Cafe Campestre Ometepe

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Cafe Campestre

Cafe Campestre is on your left as you enter Balgue from the Moyogalpa or Altagracia direction. Let the bus conductor or taxi driver know where you want to get out or just look for a yellow-fronted house with the long veranda on your left.

Casa del Bosque

We offer transportation services from the port to the guesthouse (see transportation options here.) Or we can meet guests at Cafe Campestre.

  • We can provide an airport-to-guesthouse or airport-to-ferry service. Please email us to make arrangements.
  • If you prefer to make your own way to Ometepe island, we can meet you at the ferry. Please email us to make arrangements. The ferry timetable is shown below.
  • Whilst staying with us, we can arrange transport to take you to many mainland destinations, such as Granada, Rivas, Managua. For more information, please email us.
  • Whilst you are staying with us, we can arrange taxi services to Ojo de Agua, Moyogalpa, Santa Domingo and other island attractions.
  • We can also arrange motorbike or scooter hire. We have bicycles available for use at the guesthouse.

San Jorge to Ometepe

Ferries take cars which MUST be booked in advance. Boats take foot passengers only

The crossing takes about an hour. Either port can be used to reach us, but San José is a little closer. For guests who book our airport-to-Casa service, we will arrange a taxi to the port at San Jorge, and then meet the boat at the Ometepe port in our own transportation, so you do not need to book a car ferry.

TimeFerry / BoatPort of arrival
07:00FerryMoyogalpa
07:45FerryMoyogalpa
08:30FerryMoyogalpa
09:00BoatMoyogalpa
09:30FerrySan José
10:30FerryMoyogalpa
11:00BoatMoyogalpa
12:00FerryMoyogalpa
12:30BoatMoyogalpa
13:30BoatMoyogalpa
14:00BoatSan José
14:30FerryMoyogalpa
15:30BoatMoyogalpa
16:00FerryMoyogalpa
16:30FerryMoyogalpa
17:00BoatMoyogalpa
17:00FerrySan José
17:45FerryMoyogalpa

Ometepe to San Jorge

TimeCar Ferry / BoatPort of Departure
05:30BoatMoyogalpa
05:40BoatSan José
06:00FerryMoyogalpa
06:30BoatMoyogalpa
06:45FerryMoyogalpa
07:00BoatMoyogalpa
07:30FerrySan José
09:00FerryMoyogalpa
10:00FerryMoyogalpa
11:00FerryMoyogalpa
11:30BoatMoyogalpa
12:30FerryMoyogalpa
13:00BoatMoyogalpa
14:00FerryMoyogalpa
15:00BoatMoyogalpa
15:00FerrySan José
16:00FerryMoyogalpa
17:30FerryMoyogalpa

Casa del Bosque is the white square building to the right of the big cloud!

About Us

Our farm was started 15 years ago and our restaurant followed 7 years later. Our guesthouse Casa del Bosque opened in December 2015. We have developed our business around the concept of local solutions and work towards providing long term stable employment within our rural community.

We use organic and sustainable farming techniques and local knowledge on our farm and theme our menu to what we can grow and purchase locally. Every season the range of products we produce for our restaurant grows and we enjoy testing new ideas from new products on our menus.

We offer a growing range of products to other businesses on Ometepe and recently we have started offering courses on the farm for clay oven baking and pig keeping and Butchery.

At Cafe Campestre we love curry! You'll find them well represented on our menu along with many other dishes inspired by what we can source locally and what we love to eat. We have abundant fresh organic salad and great smoothies. We prepare fresh food every day and we offer a wide range of options and local beverages.

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A selection of our 5 star reviews from Trip Advisor during 2015

"Their bread is homemade and their bacon is cured right there on the farm. I'm a BLT junkie and theirs definitely makes my top 3. Their smoothies are insane too. Make the trip here. So good!!"

"Wow! We were floored by Cafe Campestre's dishes. Local, natural ingredients and top-notch flavors. This place is seriously soooo good. Fantastic prices, great vibe, and nice, simple style. Wish we lived closer!"

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