Sunset, Hacienda Merida bay.


Hacienda Mérida is an accessible hotel.


We have made the commitment and investment to allow everyone to enjoy the beauties of Ometepe and to participate in our mission for sustainable and responsible living. The restaurant/sitting area has ramped access as do the rooms on the second floor (even if you are not staying up here, the view of the lake is beautiful and it's a great place to read). For the day visitor or dorm user, there is a communal bathroom, shower, and sink designed for easy wheelchair use.

Sailing to Charco Verde

See more of Ometepe's beauty by sailing to the other side of the island where you will see the beautiful protected reserve of Charco Verde. After eating from the breakfast buffet, get an early start on the sailboat and be back for lunch.

Once in the boat, you will motor out until the boat is positioned to catch the wind. At this point, the rudders will be lowered and the sails unfurled. The rest of the journey will be made by natural means: the wind will propel you as you are rocked by the waves. Once you are across to Charco Verde, you can hike through the tropical forest reserve. There is a great path that leads around part of the lake and then ascends, giving beautiful views of Lake Nicaragua and Lake Charco Verde. This reserve is very isolated and has remained quite wild. While you are walking you will see many species of birds and hear the call of howler monkeys.

When you are done walking, there is a beach and a restaurant where you can buy a nice cold drink before you sail back for lunch. Alternatively, you can spend all your time on the beach, enjoying the reserve around you.

The time needed for this trip depends on the strength of the wind and how long you spend at Charco Verde, but it should take about four hours. It costs $20 US per person with a minimum of four people and a maximum of six.

You can also reserve the sailboat from Granada to Merida. Ask for prices at

NOTE: If you are prone to sea-sickness, we will give you a complimentary pill of Dramamine before you set out.

Getting there


Hotel Hacienda Merida
Maderas Volcano, Ometepe Island
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