Things to do at the lodge:
- Our 1000 sqf deck is perfect for practicing yoga in the early mornings or late afternoons. A yoga instructor can come out to our place on request (15USD pp with a 50USD min). Please inform us upon booking should you be interested.
- On request we can organize a massage therapist to come to the lodge. Enjoy a great massage of an hour for 50USD
Manicure & Pedicure
- On request we can organize this at the lodge (groups) or we can make reservations at the day spa in town.
Things to do nearby:
San Juan del Sur
- San Juan del Sur’s setting makes it the premier coastal town of Nicaragua. Formerly a thriving fishing village, it now caters to tourism in addition to the surviving fishing industry. Daily shuttles leave from the beach down below or we can organize private transportation in a 4WD vehicle.
- San Juan del Sur, The Flying Frog (at the entrance of San Juan Del Sur)
- Mombacho Canopy, at the bottom of the Mombacho volcano (1.5hrs from the lodge)
- Sunset Cruises or Half day/Day trips (Prices on request)
- Surfboard rental (15 USD per day)
- Surf lessons (35 USD pp per hour, including board for the day)
- Surf trips to other beaches. Half day or Day trips by car (starting at 60 USD) or by boat (starting at 170USD, 4-5hrs, incl. snacks & beverages). Please remember that it’s advisable to reserve the boat ahead!
- Fishing by boat along the coast. Half Day/Full Day (prices on request). Please inform us about the desired level of fishing (recreational, experienced, etc). Please remember that it’s advisable to reserve the boat ahead!
- There’s no equipment for rent in Nicaragua and there are no lessons
available, but we can take you to good kitesurfing spots. Best wind from December to March/April.
- The first frisbee golf course in Nicaragua is only a 10-15min walk from our place. It costs approx. 3 USD per day to play as many rounds as you like! No experience required.
- There are 2 pits within a 10-15min walk where you can play horseshoes during the day. This activity is often combined with frisbee golf (same location)
Things to see in the region:
We can organize daytrips to the below mentioned locations. If you’re interested in any of those trips, than please inform us upon booking and we can provide more detailed information.
Founded in 1524, Granada enjoys the distinction of being the oldest colonial city in the Americas. Situated on the edge of Lake Nicaragua and in the shadow of the Mombacho volcano, Granada is a romantic city of colorful colonial homes and churches.
Just off Granada in the lake are ‘Las Isletas’, made up of more than 360 islands, created when the Mombacho exploded 20.000 years ago.
- Old churches & colonial homes and the Parque Central of Granada
- Boat trip to Las Isletas
Mombacho Natural Reserve
Mombacho’s majestic peak overlooking Granada has two craters and is covered in dense cloud forest. There are scenic walks on well-built trails ranging from a few minutes to several hours and from easy to challenging due to climbing of steps. It is possible to see over 50 different species of mammal, 174 types of birds and 750 different varieties of flora.
Knowledgeable guide services are available upon arrival at the Biological Station (at the top).
At the entrance of the reserve there’s an orchid museum and a little bit further up the slopes of the volcano there’s the Mombacho Canopy tour, a zip line tour in between the huge trees
Half way to the top of the volcano there’s a coffee farm where you can taste and buy local coffee.
The Masaya Volcano Reserve
If you would like to experience the sights and smells of an active volcano, you can visit Masaya Volcano National Park, which has 2 craters, several walking trails and a bat cave.
Masaya handcraft and artesania markets
The Masaya markets are known as the center of Nicaraguan arts and crafts and are in the town of Masaya. The most popular of the markets is Mercado Viejo with a huge variety of products (hammocks, ceramics, etc).
The Apoyo Volcano & Laguna de Apoyo
The Apoyo volcano is an extinct crater dating back 23.000 years. Today, the crater holds a marvelous dark blue lagoon, 7 km wide, sitting a few hundred meters below the crater lip. It is Nicaragua’s largest crater lake and reaches depths of up to two hundred meters. Great for swimming & kayaking.
Catarina and Mirador de Catarina
From mirador the Catarina, the volcano crater lake ‘Laguna de Apoyo’ can be seen. The views across Laguna de Apoyo toward Granada and Lake Nicaragua make it a popular destination and visitors can enjoy this scenery from one of the many restaurants situated on the crater lip.
You can reach the mirador by going through the village of Catarina, known for its nurseries of all types of tropical plants and local crafts. Going to Catarina you pass San Juan de Oriente. This village is known for it’s stores and stalls of local ceramic artisans.
La Flor Wildlife Refuge
Located 18 km south of San Juan del Sur, this is a spectacular deserted pacific beach where the Paslama, Olive Ridley and Tora turtles arrive by the thousands to lay their eggs. Between July and January each year you can witness this unique event (night trips only, leaving San Juan Del Sur at 7pm).