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7 bedroom Lodge with direct access to the Lagoon
HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL :)
Welcome to Apoyo Lodge, the place to enjoy all the beauty of the amazing Laguna de Apoyo. We offer tranquility, comfortable rooms, incredible views and direct access to the lagoon, healthy nourishing meals, fresh juices, yoga, and much more, all delivered with smiles and love. Apoyo Lodge is ideal for families, large groups and retreats of any kind.
The lodge offers the perfect environment; a unique, secluded and natural setting where guests are able to discover and harness this mindful lifestyle in peace and solitude. It sits on over an acre of property deep within the tropical nature reserve of Laguna de Apoyo. Just footsteps away from the lodge are the pristine healing waters of Apoyo Lagoon.
Some guests describe the lodge as the perfect place to unplug from the outside world. A place where they can liberate themselves from the daily distractions of city life and connect to their highest selves in the natural world.
Apoyo Lodge boasts 7 bedrooms with private bathrooms and can comfortably sleep 16 – 20 people.
There are two expansive suites equipped with 2 queen beds and a single bed with french doors that lead to private balconies where guests can relax and admire the views of the laguna and bird watch. The remaining 5 rooms are all doubles (with twin beds that can be pushed to form a king) with two of them facing directly the Laguna and the other 3 with views of the garden and forest.
Amenities at the lodge include a spacious fully equipped open-air kitchen, dining and living area with direct views of lush greenery and the lake. Colorful swinging hammock chairs hang suspended from arches in the living area.
All rooms are equipped with ceiling and floor fans and have their own private modern American standardized washrooms. All linens and beach towels are provided. We offer laundry service at an additional cost.
Apoyo Lodge is a large 3500sq ft boutique hotel and retreat rental nestled in a protected ecological dry forest nature reserve on the shores of Lake Apoyo.
Unlike other homes in the laguna, Apoyo Lodge is hidden and has no neighbours aside from the local howler monkeys heard above in the trees. Although secluded, colonial Granada and Masaya are only a half hour drive away.
The lodge is constructed from local Nicaraguan materials; the ceilings and beams through out the lodge are composed of guadua bamboo, all windows and doors are royal cedar and the floors are laid with traditional wood-fired clay tiles. Due to the breezy air flowing off the laguna, no air-conditioning is needed. Hot water is an added luxury.
The lodge is located in a protected ecological dry forest and we boast absolutely no neighbours and cherish the peace and solitude in the natural world.
Apoyo Lagoon is the ideal location to escape the daily distractions of city life and reacquire a connection with your true self in the tranquility and stillness of nature.
We also enjoy being situated only footsteps away from our own private beach. The water of the lagoon is believed to have special healing properties and is coined as “the jewel of Nicaragua.”The sunrises are amazing and always unique. The full moon is incredible. It rises over the mountain.
Outside the lodge the lagoon is only a stones throw away and there are many hammocks scattered all around the property.For those looking to 'catch some rays' or simply laze there are inner-tubes for floating. If you'd like to go a little further there is a paddle-boat, a small sailboat and a few inner tubes-.
In addition, there is a two story yoga palapa and a juice and smoothie bar also serving healthy snacks.
Hiking trails are located in all directions of the property. Yoga, Dance, Cardio and other classes are available onsite at an additional cost as well as massage services.
All meals prepared at Apoyo Lodge are delicious plant based dishes, free of dairy, refined sugars, oils and gluten. In our aim to respect Mother Nature and all earthlings, no meat, fish or animal products are allowed to be cooked at the lodge. We are happy to share the weekly menu in advance for your perusal, and we guarantee you that even the most hard core meat eaters in your party will fall for our hearty, delicious made-with-love dishes ;)
ALL INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
- Exclusive use of our facilities
- Accommodation in double or triple rooms
- 3 healthy meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Unlimited drinking water tea and bananas
- Daily morning yoga class
- Transport to and from the airport
- Use of all beach toys and yoga equipment
-Daily maid service
-All natural products provided; shampoo, conditioner + hand soap made locally
NOT INCLUDED ON THE RATE (but available at an additional cost):
- Juices, Smoothies and Snacks from our Bar
- Massage therapies
- Additional yoga/fitness classes
- Personal Laundry
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
Miriam and Maribel are the owners of Apoyo Lodge. Maribel is based in the Middle East working for an international organization as a humanitarian engineer, whilst Miriam lives full time at the lodge with her partner Manuel, and her rescued dog and cats. Miriam and Manuel will be around to take care of everything so you can fully enjoy your relaxing stay.
Yoga Teachers: For wellness teachers looking to host group retreats which focus on health, healing, creativity, spirituality, nature, personal growth or professional development, consider Apoyo Lodge for your next retreat. We offer full packages including transport, excursions and any other activities you need. Check our website for full details.
GETTING HERE AND AROUND
If renting a vehicle be sure to rent a 4x4 and ask for detailed directions and updated conditions on the road before trying to get here. Otherwise we offer complimentary transport to and from the airport for your group.
Public transportation is not an option as we are located in an extremely secluded area of the laguna.
-Guests are not allowed to use the kitchen areas
-No smoking inside the rooms
- The balcony rooms may not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
- The lodge is located in a protected nature reserve so there will be insects and wildlife which must be treated with respect as well as the natural environment.
- We encourage you to use biodegradable natural products while you stay with us if possible to reduce our footprint.
- The lodge already has a dog and five cats, if you bring pets, make sure they are friendly to the furry hosts :)
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- within one day
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2018
Hola! We are Maribel and Miriam, two wandering souls originally from Spain who met in the DR Congo, in 2013. We both had just joined the UN to bring our professional skills and experience to the peacekeeping mission there, wanting to have a more meaningful career. We have been best friends ever since, and after a year in the field, we parted separate ways geographically, but remained close as ever. We both had pictured our future running a small hotel or lodge somewhere quiet and beautiful during a vacation in Mozambique and, eventually, life brought us to the stunning Laguna de Apoyo, where we have found our dream place. Maribel continues to make the world a better place as a humanitarian engineer, currently based in the middle east. She also has a thing for saving and adopting cats in hostile environments. Her dog Chispy approves. If you are lucky, she will be around when you come to visit us. Miriam lives full time at the lodge, helping people bring back their curiosity and become a healthier, happier version of themselves both through their visit to the lodge, and her services as a Health and Lifestyle Coach. She counts on the invaluable help of her partner in crime, Manuel, and the smiles provided by her rescued four legged companions: Tommy, the dog and kitties Frida, Mario and Luigi. We are very much looking forward to hosting you, Love and light, M&M
Miriam purchased this Lodge in 2016
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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50% payment is due upon booking and it is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation for major reasons, outside of the guest's control, we will consider using the credit towards a future booking, at our discretion.