Project Bona Fide promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua through permaculture design, agroforestry, research & education, and community collaboration. We educate and expose people locally and worldwide to the possibilities of multi-strata food production through demonstrative agriculture on our 26-acre farm.

Our vision is to provide people with the necessary knowledge and skills to empower them to produce their own food in a more sustainable manner and live more intentionally in their own environments.



Eco-Lodging in an Environmental Education Center

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 25 people
Food included
Come explore the beautiful Isla de Ometepe and experience unique, off the grid, earth-centered lodging on our farm, Finca Bona Fide. At Finca Bona Fide, you'll have access to a bed in one of our open air cabañas, fresh fruit and veg from our 26 acre farm, a spacious classroom for yoga or meditation practice, and access to tourism activities on the island. Volunteer with us, participate in weekly workshops and activities, or simply use the space as a home-base for island adventure and travel.

Guests have access to shared showers, compost latrines, lockers, an extensive library, wifi, and filtered water. Our energy is sourced from a small solar system that allows for lights in our common area, around the clock wifi, and charging from 10AM-3PM. There is no electricity in the dorms, so please pack a headlamp!

You're stay will include 3 daily, communal meals excluding Saturday evening when we all eat off the farm. Meals are mostly vegetarian except for fresh lake fish brought up to the farm Tuesday and Thursdays and cheese on Fridays. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate your preferences.

Activities on the island include hiking the Maderas or Concepción Volcano, kayaking on Central America's biggest fresh water lake, Lago Nicaragua, visiting the fresh water spring Ojo del Agua, San Ramon or Las Cuchillas waterfalls, bicycle/scooter/motorcycle rentals, visiting ancient petroglyphs, coffee tours, lake beaches, and much more! On the farm you can get your hands dirty working with our local staff in the nursery, edible garden, field and larger agroforestry systems, or our kitchen. We also offer a number of educational workshops including Introduction to Fermentation, Artisanal Chocolate Making, Introduction to Permaculture Design, and Natural Medicine Making.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

10 hectares

Dry season

November to May

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

25 - 35

Wet season

June to October

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