El Zopilote Permaculture Farm/hostel is a particular hostel with natural rustic rooms and dormitories. Is located on the jungle slopes of the volcano Maderas 19 mi from the port town of Moyogalpa, between Santa Cruz and Balgue .

All of the rooms are basic but cozy with shared compost toilets and shared showers. All beds have mosquito nets.

Guests can enjoy the on-site farm to table restaurant which serves fair priced plates coming straight from the garden, every day from 6:30am to 8:30pm; and a pizzeria open every Tuesday and Saturday night from 6pm. There is free WiFi in the restaurant area.

The staff of the hostel also organize a lot of activities free for guests like yoga classes every day, tours of the farm, hiking and many others.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

El Zopilote has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 7, 2016

Property Highlights

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose El Zopilote

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is there a kitchen where I can cook?
    hello , yes we have a common kitchen and also a restaurant which serve delicious and economic dishes. Saludos
    Answered on October 13, 2021
  • Hi there, came and checked the place out today and would love to stay, could you let me know If you have any cancelations? Thanks Sam
    Hello Sam well, that's fine, we'll let you know, now we're full Cheers
    Answered on April 13, 2022
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?
    hello, to rent a lock costs $ 5
    Answered on October 30, 2019
  • Is it alright if I bring my dog with me? He is friendly.
    hello, yes no problem pets are allowed
    Answered on March 9, 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?
    hello the property is pretty big and some rooms and dorms are quieter than others... in those close to the pizzeria you may ear some music during the ...
    Answered on August 5, 2019
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of El Zopilote
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Yoga classes
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

House rules El Zopilote takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

12:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB American Express El Zopilote accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The hostel has an eco-friendly farm dislocated in a big area.

There are lights in every rooms, dormitories and the restaurant area.

There aren't lights in the pats that connect the restaurant area with the rooms and dormitories.

It is important to have a flashlight to facilitate night movements.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about El Zopilote

  • Guests staying at El Zopilote can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at El Zopilote is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from El Zopilote.

  • El Zopilote is 1.3 miles from the center of Balgue.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to El Zopilote by:

    • Taxi 1h 30min

  • The prices at El Zopilote may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • El Zopilote offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bike tours
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Movie nights
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Entertainment staff
    • Bar crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Themed dinners
    • Yoga classes
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Cooking class