Truly off-the-beaten track Nica experience you won't find in guidebooks. Stay in your own bungalow in the Nicaraguan countryside with an ocean view and access to a beautiful waterfall.
The casita (bungalow) is clean and basic. It has electricity, a hammock, two single beds, tile floors, a table, and chairs. Fresh air flows through the room. You can relax or be active in our humble Nicaraguan village. Do as much or as little as you like!
NOTE! We do our best to respond immediately to your reservation request within the required 24 hours; however, we are not connected to the Internet everyday on the farm. We appreciate your patience and look forward to your visit!
Price includes coffee/tea in the morning and a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast. We cook fresh meals.
Daily meal plan (includes lunch and dinner): $8
We use fruits and vegetables from our farm when they're in season. One meal a day is usually vegetarian and the portions are hearty.
Two single beds, fan, table, and hammock.
Ecological composting privy located near the room.
We have a pay-as-you-go cellular data connection which we can tether to guests via wifi. The connection varies from Edge to 3G, but will work fine for emails and viewing basic web pages. Cost is 30 cordobas per hour for 50MB of data transfer.
Enjoy typical Nica cuisine
Swim at nearby waterfalls
Learn about sustainable farming
Visit our local beaches on the Pacific Ocean
Note: Buses run to our farm 4 times and day and currently costs 14 cordobas. Mototaxis also run all day from Diriamba and runs from 100-150 cordobas. The farm is not difficult to reach and is conveniently located only 1 hour from Managua. When you book a reservation, you'll get detailed directions to the farm via public and private transport.
You will have access to the kitchen, waterfall, and fresh drinking water from our spring.
We will take you on an initial tour of our community and waterfall. You are welcome to go down thereafter at your own leisure.
We are usually home during your stay, although we may be busy during the day. We enjoy conversation with guests.
Our local community has about 13 families. They are charcoal producers, cattle ranchers, farmers, and local merchants. The women wash clothes down at the river and guests are welcome to join in to wash their clothes.
There are buses that run 4 times a day between the farm and Diriamba. The village is easily accessible on foot.
We are located between Managua and Granada off the Panamerican Highway. From the Managua airport, you can take a taxi to Diriamba for about $50, or we can save you some time and money and have our taxi driver pick you up at the airport.
You will get detailed directions to the farm from Diriamba after you book.
A headlamp and some snacks are good to bring along.
We do our best to accomodate all the needs of our guests, and please ask if you need anything. Thanks!
Enjoy the rest and relaxation. Please no smoking in the room.
Jasmina and Jeff are a beautiful couple, and we learned a tonne about permaculture and Nica life.
The area is small and close knit, which is great. Jasmina's brothers were able to give us a couple of tours on their motorbikes, and we came to see familiar faces on the local bus.
Jeff's passion and energy means there's always something going on, from brain storming water storage ideas to an evening yoga class.
The food was amazing, varied and always fresh. Jasmina is a phenomenal cook. With an abundance of local farms I'm sure we passed dinner at least once while heading to the waterfall for our daily shower.
The accommodation is very rustic. You need to be comfortable with a lack of modern ameneties like running water, and with potential scorpions in your room (very rare but it happens). But hey, if you can camp, or even car-camp, you'll absolutely love it.
To get there, you may need to take a bus as it's too far for most motos. Just ask for Jasmina or El Espadilla at the Mercato (market) and the bus driver will look after you.
An amazing experience - we would go again without question.
Jeff and Jasmina were fantastic hosts. Their home and farm outside of Diriamba was so peaceful, a beautiful retreat in Nicaragua. Jeff was so helpful and took me on a walk to the waterfall and Jasmina was an incredible cook. Many thanks and would highly recommend their place.
It was a real pleasure meeting and staying with Jeff and Jasmina. If you want a taste of authentic rural life in Nicaragua, this is certainly a good way to experience it, especially if you don’t speak very good Spanish. Jeff and his family seem to live pretty much as the locals do, including hauling water each day from the nearby spring. That was quite an eye opener. It was great to talk with Jeff about life in rural Nicaragua, homesteading, and much more. He’s even written a book about his experiences in establishing the farm (available on Amazon), which I had actually read several months before my visit. Jeff is one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet and Jasmina always seemed to be cheerful and ensured that I was well nourished throughout my stay. I can highly recommend a visit to their farm as part of your stay in Nicaragua.
Jeff was away on travels therefore Jasmina looked after us during our stay. She was generally helpful and kind and the location is perfect for nature lovers looking for a true Nica rural experience. The room is very basic as stated but some may be put off by the lack of running water for showering facilities. Not that we minded, but after a few days we were invited by Jasmina to go and fetch our own water from the well down the road. Breakfast was typical Nica style, changing every day from soup to chicken to fruit or maybe just bread and coffee. Unfortunately we weren't able to see the waterfall but Jasmina's Mum did take us down to the river. Electricity cut off every night and also during the days. Internet was kind of available using her phone. It was fast but the data was used up extremely quickly, maybe good for just a quick email, but this could make it pricey. The nearest big town of Diriamba had internet cafes but this is one hour by bus. There is a small shop in the village of La Mercedes to buy basic food, biscuits and drinks. Overall we very much enjoyed our experience but it was very expensive for the type of accommodation and service provided.
We had a great time staying at the farm for a night with Jeff and Jasmina! It is a unique slice of family farm life-simple, rich with good home-cooking and conversation, easy and comfortable. Jeff gave us a tour of the area and into his efforts in permaculture. Jasmina cooked awesome and filling meals for all of us, which we enjoyed in the company of their cute and curious son. The short hike to the waterfall was well-worth the amazing falls. We went back by ourselves in the morning to stand under the strongest part. water dropping from 100+ feet up and slapping us in the face, i don't know... really made us feel alive! haha. Brian was delighted to find a roosting hen on his pillow and is still talking about it days later.
This place and the surrounding areas are simply amazing. I felt so privileged to be immersed in the countryside culture, to see what this type of life in Nicaragua is all about. It is the most tranquil place I've been in a while. I loved my little hut, and Jasmina is a delicious cook. Jeff is truly a host with the most, and he was very helpful and full of information. Their son, Arron, is cute as a button, and be sure to give their dog, Jarrochi, some love! I can't wait to come back.
Nous avons passé 4 jours dans la ferme de Jeff et jasmina ou nous avons êtes très bien accueilli ! Jeff est passionné par son projet et ne manquera pas de vous expliquer se que vous souhaitez connaître sur ses plantations... Jasmina nous a préparé tout le long de notre séjour nos repas : typiques, copieux et délicieux. La chambre pour 2 personnes est très spacieuse, on se baigne dans la rivière, on y lave notre linge, les toilettes mises en place par Jeff sont des toilettes sèches bien pensés et parfaitement propres.
La ferme est à une heure en bus de diriamba. vous pouvez prendre aussi un touktouk jusqu'à la ferme (un peu plus rapide, bien plus cher). Privilegiers la saison des pluies pour profiter des nombreuses plantations de la ferme, ainsi que pour profiter de la cascade à quelques minutes de marche. (Nous sommes parties en fin de saison sèche fin avril, le terrain magnifique était très sec et la cascade basse.) Enfin à savoir, bien que l'océan soit à 15 km, il faut compter 3 h de bus pour y aller.
A l'image de jasmina et Jeff, les habitants de la communauté bien qu'un peu réservés sont très agréables et accueillants.
Welcome to our finca! Around these parts, we love planting, ukulele, ashtanga yoga, the beach, and especially receiving airbnb guests! Lifelong learning - only when we're not farming, is what we love and we hope to share a part of the life here with you. A little help from youtube university and books certainly help due to our remote location.
Once an airbnb guest and Zen buddhist practicioner was wearing a wristband with the message, "Live Joyfully". We couldn't agree more.