Finca Magdalena | Established Campground

Nicaragua

Details

Verified:
23 days ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Lots of covered camping spaces with parking close by. Good place to hang out a few days and explore the island. The trail up the volcano starts from behind the farmhouse. Wifi available in the restaurant and decently fast. With extension cord, we were able to get electrical hook up.

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Finca Magdalena is a cooperative of 24 farmers who take pride in their little slice of paradise. We didn’t have any problems with ants or flies, just mosquitoes in the evening. Nice, clean swim hole down the road included in the price. The gardens are planted to invite the butterflies. The variety and number of butterflies far exceeded the island’s commercial butterfly garden. So beautiful! It was easy to arrange a guide to hike the volcano. Even though one is not necessary, hearing about the flora and fauna made it well worth the very affordable $25. The staff is professional, helpful and low key. Decent Wi-Fi.

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We didn’t stay here, we stood at The Güis Hostel, which is better than this place. We just crossed through the Finca to hike the volcano. They ask us to pay an entrance fee $3 dollars pp. It doesn’t worth it. The hike to the top of the volcano is through a dry creek during dry season. With maps.me you don’t need a guide. Rocks are super slippery, take proper shoes. You don’t even realize you get to the top of the volcano since it doesn’t look like the top (it’s no actually the top) because it’s just a place they call “top”. The lagoon is muddy, not a good place for a swim. The view was disappointing as the whole experience.

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It really feels like a run down place. Everything looks old. Parking is not levelled, and access road is a bit rough. It’s ok, but there is better spots on Ometepe

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Spent two nights here, one before going up the volcano and one after we returned. It is fine for the money. We paid 10 dollars for a room with a fan and mosquito net, very basic but was fine. I asked how much it was to camp they said about the same. No one else here so that's maybe why, still cold showers and I couldn't find anyone that seemed to know where the internet was haha... but didnt really need it. also only a short walk from Petroglyphs

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This is a place just to park and camp 1 night to do the hike to Maderas volcano, the facilities were ok and no restaurant open as the sociopolitical problem in Nicaragua washed the tourism away. There is WiFi, the parking is un leveled and full of fierce ants. Some cabins available too. Pet friendly, showers and bathrooms ok. The hike is nice and muddy great views from the top.

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Beautiful spot - best of all that we scouted out on Ometepe! We paid $6pp and somehow had breakfast included in that cost for the first day (I think the lady checking us in said it on accident so they honored it... but not the 2nd day.) Super easy access to the trail. Ps - you do not need a guide at all for the hike. Just use maps.me as you get to the top, because the turn to go to the lake is a little hidden due to downed trees at the moment.

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Camp is now 6$ pp un level ground super clean facility

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Price is now 5 usd per person if you camp. Other info correct. Walk up took 4 hours and down a bit less. Terrain is bad for last 40%. Muddy, rocky and wet. Requires good condition.

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Road up is fine at this time of year despite a few weeks of heavy rain. Not steep but rocky, although you don't need high clearance or 4x4.

Camping is good, but need more than the normal chocks to level up. Electricity available in the palapa and we camped next to it.

Walk up was nice, but no 'wow' moment. Good viewpoint half way up but after that you only see down to the shore if you are lucky. Rocky and muddy - boots and poles definitely recommended. Lagoon is again 'nice' but not spectacular. There's a tree down across the turn off so easy to miss.

Trail clearly shown on Maps.me so you definitely don't need a guide and no longer compulsory. You pay $3USD pp to enter and sign a disclaimer if going on your own. The guide we saw even missed the turning to the lagoon and we had to point it out!

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Camping underneath a shelter and parking for motorbike for 4$. Good and affordable food all day long. I did the hike to the volcano alone early in the morning. Nobody complained. Muddy experience... recommended

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Cheap ($5 per car) and nice but, as people said earlier, uneven surface so some manoeuvring and leveling was needed. If you want to do the Maderas volcano hike, it's a great place to stay as the hike starts right there. People working there were super nice and helpful. Very green, lots of birds and howler monkeys. Restaurant on site, we didn't eat there but the food smelt really good. It's much cooler here than it is on the other side of the island.

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$5 per car with electricity and wifi in restaurant. Hard to complain about anything. Very peaceful spot at the foot of the Volcano hike. We didn't do the hike, but enjoyed asking all the tired, muddy, defeated hikers how their hike was. The people running this place are really nice. Clean facilities. The walk to town is nice. They grow coffee up here and sell pounds of their organic coffee for $9 a bag and they will grind it for you. Dogs welcome! !! The parking is pretty un level. you will get to practice you rock stacking abilities.

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The Finca is reached by a 1 km steep dirt road. Some low branches of trees, high clearance needed, but no 4x4. Hardly any level spots. We parked next to a truck on a small hill, towards the old disused outhouses (it's not as bad as it sounds). Wifi signal very feeble, practically non existent. Beautiful garden, many butterflies. During the day cars of day visitors for the muddy Volcan Maderas hike. They open a tab, you pay when you leave. The sunset view of Volcan Concepcion from the terrace at the main building is wonderful. The food is a bit plain. Restrooms in the far back, building is run down, but toilets clean (with TP, some with toilet seats, some bucket flush). Didn't use the shower. Camping Cord 244 for a van + 2 persons.

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The Finca is reached by a 1 km steep dirt road. Some low branches of trees, high clearance needed, but no 4x4. Hardly any level spots. We parked next to a truck on a small hill, towards the old disused outhouses (it's not as bad as it sounds). Wifi signal very feeble, practically non existent. Beautiful garden, many butterflies. During the day cars of day visitors for the muddy Volcan Maderas hike. They open a tab, you pay when you leave. The sunset view of Volcan Concepcion from the terrace at the main building is wonderful. The food is a bit plain. Restrooms in the far back, building is run down, but toilets clean (with TP, some with toilet seats, some bucket flush). Didn't use the shower. Camping Cord 244 for a van + 2 persons.

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Excellent stay. Electrical with long cable. Food is good and cheap. Quiet, clean, comfortable. Parking is a bit unlevel and needs some maneuvering. Shower are cold.

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Beautiful property with your pick of places to tent camp or park up. We asked for electrical hook up and were charged $4/pp. Potable water available, we filled up jugs for free. Access to large co-ed bathrooms, which were cleaned regularly but can't help the swarms of bugs that make their way in at night. Friendly staff and restaurant with good food!

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The beds in the 'rooms' looked like stretchers and the food is OK for the price. Internet very slow. We found a flatish spot next to the top palapa where we could connect to electric, but used low box to get up there. Toilets (with seats and paper) and showers ( very cold) are clean. Good value for $4 a night if you sleep in your own vehicle.

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Street is possible to manage with a 24ft Class C RV.

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Bad road up to the Finca but we just made it with our VW T4 Eurovan (2x4 and no high clearance). You can stay for 4USD/night/car. No electricity available. Open Wifi available at the bar/restaurant area. The trail to the summit starts right here altough the 2h hike up (1,5h down) to the mirrador/viewpoint on the same trail is a better option. Toilets are very clean but the Finca in general is a bit outdated and not well maintained. Good stay if you want to hike up the volcane but I wouldn't prefer this place for a longer stay (Caballitas Mar is a better option).

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Really bad road and low hanging trees. We checked out first by a rented motorcycle. We would not have been able to reach the finca at this time with our truckcamper.

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Beautiful coffee finca at the base of Volcano Maderas. Camping and hostel rooms available. Shared bathroom, cold water showers, internet via desktop although wifi signal detected, the staff stated there was no wifi. Attached restaurant and bar.

Price: $3.50/night

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Lots of covered camping spaces with parking close by. Good place to hang out a few days and explore the island. The trail up the volcano starts from behind the farmhouse. Internet available on terminals for a fee, no wifi available

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