Villa Paraiso, Hotel, Ometepe Island

Individual Cabins Lined A Stone Walkway
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This Villa Paraiso Hotel offered individual cabins arranged along stone pathways. The cabins were built of brick with terracotta roofs. Each cabin had a deck with chairs and hammocks.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:49:17 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1735
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The Deck Of Cabin Five
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Cabin five had a brick deck surrounded by wooden fencing. The deck chairs were rocking chairs. The hammocks were tossed over a beam to keep them out of the way when not in use.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:49:26 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1736
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The View Looking Toward The Street
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The hotel was right next to a street. Fortunately that street was very quiet. Only the occasional sounds of a bus or car passing, or a herd of cattle.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:49:30 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1737
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Ruta De Evacuacion
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Because the island was home to an active volcano, evacuation routes were well marked, including on the hotel grounds. Essentially this sign said to evacuate toward the street, not downstairs toward the lake.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:50:30 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1739
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A Pleasant Lake Front Area
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Down many steps was this pleasant lake-front area set with tables and chairs and hammocks. To the right, out of frame, was a bar that was only staffed in the evening.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:53:14 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1744
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Not Wheelchair Friendly
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The hotel featured several tall stairways to access the lake front. But there were only stairways and no ramps. This is not a hotel that would be good for the extremely elderly or the disabled.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:53:24 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1745
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Full Lake Erased Beach
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The lake was extra high at the end of the most recent rainy season. So high, in fact, that almost the entire beach had been erased.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:53:54 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1748
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A Video Walk Down To The Beach
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A early morning walk all the way down to the lake-front beach from the cabins. Because of stairs, this video was a bit shaky in places.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:53:58 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #065442_VID00021
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Fresh Flowers In Bloom
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The hotel grounds were littered with freshly blooming flowers.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:55:04 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1751
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Side Path To Front Entrance
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The path leading to the front entrance, the hotel desk, and restaurant was narrow between the cabin sides. It was partly paved, as here, and dirt nearer the hotel lobby.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:56:44 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1757
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Vans Parked In Front
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The front driveway of the hotel was paved with bricks and had plenty of parking for vans.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:03:55 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1763
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Recycling, Composting, and Landfill
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The hotel had the means to separate recycling, from compost, and landfill. The labeled trash area was next to the parking lot.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:04:06 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1764
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Outdoor Seating At The Restaurant
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The restaurant was located behind the reception area and offered outdoor seating. When food was present, so were white-throated magpie jays internal link.


Villa Paraiso Hotel external link   •  Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 25 February 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:05:57 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1766
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