We want all our guests to have a safe and enjoyable time while visiting Ometepe. For this reason, we would like to encourage those who are not accustomed to driving scooters to use alternative transportation. The main, paved road is alright for driving on, but the dirt side roads off to tourist sites and the main dirt roads range from semi-decent to extremely difficult to ride on, particularly after rain.
Repairs to damaged vehicles can be very costly and injuries to inexperienced drivers can really mess up your trip. In high season especially, there are many inexperienced tourist drivers on the roads, not to mention the pigs, piglets, chickens, roosters, horses, cows, people and other vehicular obstacles! So, please use common sense and caution when considering renting a scooter.
With that in mind, Hospedaje Soma has partnered with the most reliable and trustworthy provider of rentals in Moyogalpa. If you chose to rent from other providers, please do some TripAdvisor research in advance to save yourself headaches should something happen to your vehicle while it is in your care.
Motorcycle or Scooter Rentals: from $20 per day
Quad/ATV Rentals: from $50 per day
****Note that discounts are often available in slow seasons ****
Speak with reception to arrange for a rental. Your vehicle will be brought to Hospedaje Soma and picked up from here once you return.
-In order to rent a vehicle, you must have a valid regular driver’s licence from your home country (or another country). A motorcycle-class license is not required for motorcycle rentals but if you don’t have experience with motorcycles, rent a scooter or ATV instead for your safety.
-A deposit of $100 or your passport is required as a security deposit to rent scooters, motorcycles or quads.
-All vehicles are large enough to accommodate 2 people.
-Vehicles must be returned to Soma with a full tank of gas. The closest gas station is on the main port road in town.