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How to get to El Pital

Step 1
Take Taxi or Chicken Bus to Rivas 
If you are traveling via chicken bus it is best to pay with local currency.

Step 2
From Rivas, take a taxi or bus to San Jorge Port where you will get on a ferry boat to get to Ometepe Island.
Bus ~25 C$   -   Taxi ~50 C$   -   10 mins

Step 3
Buy your ticket for the ferry and enjoy the ride.

Ferry ~50 C$   -   1h to 1h30

Step 4
Once you have arrived to Moyogalpa 
or San Jose you will take either a bus or taxi in derection of Balgue.

Tell the driver that you want to exit at El Pital, they will drop you off at our entrance.
Bus ~50 C$   -   Taxi ~70 C$/ 20 US$   -   1h to 1h30

Step 5
Once you arrive at the entrance, follow the trail. Takes about 5min. walking. 

*If you arrive after 6PM, the trail is dark so make sure you have some light with you* 


Ferry Schedule

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Hours and Location

Hours and Location

El Pital The Chocolate Paradise

1.4 km after the intersection of Santa Cruz towards Balgue on the left El Pital, El Madroñal 48800

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua 

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