From the Blog
After being open for just over 1 year we have decided to start working with the San Simian Resort in Laguna de Apoyo. We are offering trips 3 days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when there are 3 or more people, The cost will be $6 for the transportation and $5 entrance fee, the bus will leave Hostal El Momento at 10am and return at 4pm.
Laguna de Apoyo is the cleanest lake in the country and is surprisingly warm for a lake, at San Simians you can kayak, swim or hang out in the lake in a large inner-tube. They have a beautiful restaurant, their menu we have printed at our hostel or you can simply hang out in their hammocks and enjoy the view.
They also have a website which gives other information on the hotel if you wish to return- www.sansimian.com.
Having a hostel in Granada Nicaragua gives you the opportunity to meet plenty of interesting people and some of those that do really good work for the community and we all know that from Leon to San Juan Del Sur to Managua there is plenty of hard work and dedication that is needed from those at a grass roots level and from charities or volunteer groups.
One such group Educacion Plus de Nicaragua, a non profit organization is helping those most needed, the children and the future of the country. They currently help a school in Panatel,Granada not just with learning skills but also to help them fight malnutrition and learn life skills so they do not end up on the streets like so many others.
They are currently looking for donors and contributions and Monica who has been staying at Hostal El Momento has been working hard to find other donors locally and internationally and keeps me up to date on their progress.
Already they have received donations for clothes,school supplies and food as well as reconstructing the roof and walls of the school which has resulted in school attendance doubling.
You can visit their website at www.eduplusnicaragua.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and contributions can be made to either via paypal at email@example.com or via wepay.comasEducaciónPlusdeNicaragua. Even the smallest contributions will help and at Hostal El Momento you can contact Monica for contributions or she may even have volunteer work also.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
1145 guests from 32 countries. Europe- Denmark,Belgium,Holland,England,Ireland,Spain,Portugal,Italy,Hungry,Norway,France,Germany,Switzerland. Asia- Japan,Mongolia,Malaysia Latin America- Nicaragua,Costa Rica,Colombia,Argentina,Guatamala,Mexico,Chile,San Salvador,Guyana Americas- USA,Canada Caribbean- Jamaica, Pacific-Australia,New Zealand Middle East- Israel The first 2 full months we have been open for 2012 have brought us in 97.67% and 98.62% room occupancy respectively and guest occupancy at 65.11% and 85.45% respectively. With this information above and as we try to inform future guests with our twitter feed, that it is so important to try and book ahead as we do fill up quickly. If you know your dates then let us know and if you change your mind for the dates or want extra days then let us know ahead of time as soon as possible. Granada is somewhere people always spend more time than they expect and after some long or stressful journeys it is somewhere you can relax,take in the lakes nearby or just enjoy the bars and restaurants on Calzalda St. So a BIG THANK YOU AGAIN and for those who have not visited yet contact us as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you.
Chris,Maria and the team.