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$2 - $8
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Healthy, Cafe, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

We made it a destination, secluded location, a unique culinary experience in a spiritual retreat setting overlooking Lake Nicaragua. You hear the grinding of Cacao in the background. We spent 3 hours with 2 courses soaking in the vibe. High end pricing for Nicaragua, but...unique offerings, organic, aesthetically pleasing, highly recommended !!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Delicious smoothies, and perfect hangout place. The location is pretty cool and off the beaten path. Located right on the water, we hangout for a couple hours and drank smoothies. Delicious. Wish we had done the chocolate tour. Looked pretty cool.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Chocolate, jungles and yoga. A perfect combination. We loved our stay here - the staff were friendly & helpful and the dinner (family style) was delicious followed by the famous chocolate ball. There weren’t facilities to make our own food though so bring snacks /...plenty of cash to pay the tab at the end. We did some day trips around the island and enjoyed the waterfall and kayaking. It’s a little more expensive here than other parts of Nicaragua but worth it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

This place has so much peace! It is right on the water and you hear the waves all night. The vibe is so welcoming and the people (both staff and guests) make you feel like you belong. I booked for 2 nights and ended up...staying 9. I didn’t climb the volcanos but we went to ojo de agua and the water is paradise. Also, having paddle boards available was unique and so much fun!! The chocolate is pure, raw, and delicious. I’ve never been exposed to vegan food but this was by far the best healthy food I’ve ever eaten. You gotta come and stay here if you’ve chosen the island of Ometepe to stay while you’re in Nicaragua. Even if you choose not to stay on the island, at least make a day trip to come to El Pital. It’s totally worth the trip!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Just went there to try the chocolate, and It was hands down the best chocolate smoothie I’ve ever had. The volunteers are very nice and welcoming. Just be careful if you’re going with a scooter the entrance is too bumpy and downhill, so you might...need to park your scooter at the entrance and walk.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

What a place! Stunning views, scrumptious smoothies, desserts and food (ALL vegan and largely made from products grown on site). Really high quality cacao and chocolate - healthy with natural sweeteners. Not to mention the chill vibes and activities available. Swing overhanging the lake, aerial...silks, slackline, books, instruments and games. Oh, and did I mention the hammocks!? A real paradise for vegans and chocolate lovers. Qué lugar!! Vista imprescindible, smoothies, postres y comidas deliciosas (TODO vegano, y recién hecho con products que crecen allí mismo). Cacao y chocolate de muy alta calidad. Ni hablar de la buena onda y los actividades y las hamacas. Un paraíso verdadero para veganos y los amantes de chocolate!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Really really beautiful location right by the water and spectacular menu option. I have tried the magic ball which was 10/10 but everything ells just looks as good.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019

A must have experience! A spectacular place where you will find not only amazing and powerful nature, great access to the island's lake, smiling and kind people, the best and highest energy free yoga classes endless attractions, but also the highest quality and delicious food...that is also super food and healthy, amazing smoothies, an wonderful dish called a magic bowl,and most importantly magical chocolate.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

Its sad to say this happened in such an open cultured island but one of the managers treated me with racism. The vibe is super hippie but sadly also kind of narcissist. The local crew is super friendly and the spot is beautiful! The dorms...get really hot in the early morning, at since it has glass windowsMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019

I arrived to this beautiful place fully green next to lake with the view of the special volcano and tasted the best raw cacao that I ever had. I make a small tour with one of the guys that explained me about the chocolate and...the howl idea of the project as planting trees food gardens and special healthy raw chocolate. Very good experience to chill next to lake with some really tasty cacao products if you get there you must try the magic bowl desert it blow my mind.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

We went there to see the factory and to try some chocolate as we've seen good comments on tripadvisor. The food is way too expensive there (6$ for small chocolate bar, more than 8$ for chocolate dessert). We finally bought 1 chocolate bar to try...it and it was good, that's why we gave 2 stars. But this place claims to be hippie, and that is definitly not what they look like : overpriced for what they provide and staff not nice at all. We were super disappointed and will not come back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

This place is THE place to stay in ometepe. Surrounded by nature, the lake and perfect views of both volcanoes, this is the closest you will ahhhpget to paradise. The staff are incredible. Couldn't be a nicer more helpful crew. And the chocolate... the chocolate!...Will definitely stay here again and couldn't recommend enough!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

Tried the chocolate coffee smoothie for nearly $6. Very rich so suggest sharing, especially for that price. Prices here far exceed those in the area. Specialist offering for sure. Regular coffees are about $3 and chocolate bars are $5. A lot of insects as it’s...beside the water so make sure you wear bug spray!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

Way to over priced for what it is. Coffee is $3.50. Can one elsewhere for $1. Better alternatives elsewhere. $8 for a speciality chocolate coffee. Could get 2 meals for that price in highly rated food spots.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

El Pital is the perfect place to enjoy an incredible smoothie, stand up paddle boarding, and beautiful views to just relax with lovely people. The location is both a hostel and chocolate factory, and in taking the tour it's evident that everyone working here absolutely...loves and believes in the work they're doing and commitment to local, organic food. We felt incredibly welcomed during our stay and would recommend to anyone visiting the island.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5