Waking up to howler monkey calls outside your door is a truly magical way to start your day. You are definitely in another world, and Finca Mystica is the fairytale portal that transports you there. The eco-finca sits on 25 acres of protected lush jungle forest in the foothills of Maderas Volcano and overlooks Lake Nicaragua and its pastel sunsets. There are four tranquil private Cob cabins and one, also tranquil, communal cabin with 5 double-sized beds (yes backpackers, double-sized beds with a mosquito net, and towel, and personal fan, for only $12/night).
From the food to the architecture, everything is sourced from their land, or nearby and created with the help of local labor. Heartfelt touches like the colorful recycled glass used in the cabin walls to reflect light are just the beginning of the love you will feel when staying here. The humble New Jersey husband and wife have worked eight hard years to create this beautiful wonderland in which to raise their daughter (who imitates howler monkey sounds instead of the "woofs" of dogs or "meows" of cats) and share with lucky travelers.