An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Nicaragua are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Manama and then beyond in Nicaragua.
Nor is it hard to see why: Nicaragua’s landscape of lakes and volcanoes, lush rainforests and deserted beaches is a nature lover’s paradise. With 76 protected areas covering over 20% of its landmass, it outstrips its more popular neighbour for eco-tourism, Costa Rica. … So go eco to Nicaragua
Best Eco Tours in Nicaragua
- Day Trip to Cascada Blanca Waterfall in Matagalpa from San Juan del Sur
- 7-Day Volcano Adventure
- Granada+Catarina lookout+Masaya volcano+handicraft market from San Juan del Sur
- Full Day Tour in Granada colonial city +lake +handicraft market + Masaya volcano
- Nature reserves and panoramic views
1. Jicaro Island Lodge 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Nicaragua
Offering a garden, Jicaro Island Ecolodge by Cayuga Collection is situated in the Granada Isletas. Granada is 7 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
The accommodation has a seating area. There is a private bathroom with bath robes in each unit. Towels and bed linen are featured.
Jicaro Island Ecolodge also includes an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, with special diet menus available on request. The property also offers packed lunches. All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Set in a lush forest on a private island, this chic all-inclusive ecolodge made with reclaimed wood is accessible by boat from Granada. It features views of Lake Nicaragua and Mombacho Volcano.
The airy 2-story cabins provide locally made wood furnishings, mosquito nets and ceiling fans (no air-conditioning). All have Wi-Fi, living rooms, and terraces with lake views.
Meals and snacks are included, as well as yoga classes, boat transfers and sustainability tours.
The rustic restaurant offers locally sourced cuisine, a terrace and lake views. There’s an outdoor pool and a spa area. Minimum-stay rules may apply. Kids age 12 and over are welcome.
2. Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan’s Rock 5* – Eco Lodges Nicaragua
Situated in San Juan del Sur Bay, Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan’s Rock has a children’s playground, outdoor pool, and a private beach area 1.5 km away.
The bungalow is equipped with a fan, a private terrace that overlooks the mountainside and a private bathroom with shower. The bungalows have a rustic decoration with modern-style details, wooden furniture, floors and beamed ceilings, plus thatched roofs.
This secluded luxury eco resort is truly something special. It’s a bit challenging to get there over extensive bumpy roads but definitely worth it. There is attention to detail with comfort items for guests while at the same time respecting their environmental commitment.
The gourmet menu changes daily with offerings from their farm. Harvey and Janley and the rest of the staff are fantastic and made us feel very welcome. We can’t wait to go back.
How does this resort stack up against remote 5 star experiences in the world’s finest tropical establishments? Well, life here is more primitive, reduced to essentials, but in a way that spoils one and causes you to realize that glass windows really aren’t necessary or even desirable in a place such as this. Same goes for A/C.
This is a a genuine, extremely well conceived eco resort which has inspired us to explore more such properties, but with the sad feeling that others will most likely not measure up. For us, we would as soon stay at Morgan’s Rock as anywhere, even though the journey is a bit arduous.
The room was spacious, well appointed and the beds were extremely comfortable. Our room included a very complete minibar (with very reasonable pricing) and a full service coffee and tea station including fresh coffee from the property owner’s coffee plantation in the Nicaraguan highlands. The fans and the unique air conditioning system over the bed provide a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in the rooms.
The view of the beach from the villas and bungalows along with the constant sound of the surf sets the mood for relaxation. We did not have any issues with bugs during our stay, the rooms, the grounds and the beach are very clean and well maintained, and didn’t even use bug spray after the first day. The villa and bungalows put you right in the middle of nature and we enjoyed watching the birds, iguanas, monkeys, raccoons, sloth, owls and wildlife on our walks to breakfast, dinner, the beach and spa.
Our package at Morgan’s Rock included breakfast which we enjoyed each morning. With a different breakfast, lunch and dinner menu each day, everyone in our party had the chance to sample a wide variety of dishes. The breakfasts were filling and delicious, included fresh fruits, fresh juices and fresh baked breads and muffins. In addition to a typical Nicaraguan breakfast (El Nica) we enjoyed omelets, breakfast burritos, yogurt and granola with fresh fruit, a breakfast casserole among other choices. A different coffee is served with each meal and the breakfast coffee is delicious (we bought a bag to take home with us).
With a full breakfast service daily, we only had lunch one day, but we did enjoy several afternoon snacks by the pool including nachos and guacamole. The guacamole was outstanding and includes red onions and lime. Yum.
How much does a room costs at Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan’s Rock?
Prices start 343$/night for Ocean View Bungalow. The Ocean View Bungalow with Plunge Pool
is 427$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This bungalow features a iPod dock.
3. Totoco Eco-lodge 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Nicaragua
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Totoco Eco-lodge is located in Balgue. Free WiFi access is available in public areas of this lodge.
The bungalows offer wooden furniture, mosquito net and a fan. Private bathrooms come with a shower. Some cabins have flush toilets while others are fitted with dry compost toilets. The property is an off-grid Eco-lodge in the middle of the tropical forest and functions using renewable energy.
Guests can enjoy international dishes and local food at the on-site restaurant.
Accomodation was some of the best in the whole of Central America. So incredibly beautiful, sustainable and class=”_3f5ztoLj”>eco friendly.
Sitting in the open dining room or on the patio of our cabin looking at Concepcion Volcano was incredible! The staff were all very helpful and super friendly! They helped us arrange a great guide for the hike up Maderas Volcano (ask for Junio he is a fantastic guide!!) We walked down into Balgue a few times from the lodge and it’s a bit of a trek but very doable.
It’s well worth it for staying at this spot higher up and more in the jungle for the views, and the jungle sounds. It is an eco-friendly hotel in the jungle so definitely don’t expect high-end luxury, but for us it was all part of a great experience.
Totoco is an epic place to stay on Ometepe – beautiful, romantic rooms (yes please outdoor shower!), comfy beds, amazing and kinda staff, sweeping views, neat part of town….would recommend this lovely spot to any one who wants an eco-lodge experience and good home base for exploration. Hard to imagine anything better.
I highly suggest this remote, beautiful eco-lodge. Is a great place to relax after exploring the volcano all day. The individual eco-lodges are spread out nicely so you feel like you’re all by yourself out there. Sunset is incredible.
This is a rustic eco-lodge with dry toilets located in the middle of the jungle. Be were of spiders ands other animal. If you can live with this you will love Totoco. The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, the vies of the Concepcion Volcano AMAZING.
Unbelievable sunsets and great staff and service that will successfully help with anything.
Totoco Ecolodge is a fabulous property. Every room is an individual shack so you have the entire place to yourself. It’s wonderful to wake up to the chirping of birds and sounds of the forest. The washrooms are unique and it’s a beautiful experience to shower under the open sky. It’s in a remote location so you have to drive for a bit away from the highway to get here and the road isn’t paved. I recommend arriving here during the day.
The WiFi works in the main reception/restaurant area only. Their infinity pool is lovely (just a bit chilly).
How much does a room costs at Totoco Eco-Lodge?
Prices start 36$/night for Double Lodge. The Bungalow is 49$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This bungalow has a private bathroom with a warm water shower and a daily cleaned compost toilet. It also features a porch with a hammock and seating area set in a tropical garden setting and views of Concepcion Volcano and Lake Nicaragua.