Sustainable Tourism in Nicaragua (video in Spanish)

The above video is well done, has good production values and I like the focus on the northern Nicaraguan area, the “Ruta del Cafe” or Coffee Route is one of these ideas that the national tour agency gets to promote an area and/or activity/interest under one umbrella, that is for sure, but if I can put on my critic’s cap here, the presentation, while nice, does not mention a webpage where one can actually find out more and possibly book a tour! The title of the video is UNICOOTUR and the logo on the video says UNICOTOURS. Neither of which appear to be connected with a sustainable tourism organization located in Northern Nicaragua. So sorry but I couldn’t find any actual links for you. But, again, pretty video. Enjoy!

I wanted to share with you some actual links to Sustainable Tourism in Nicaragua for you to take a look at, but there really aren’t any, either in Spanish or English! I do know about a few, but they are not really any sort of organization of sustainable tourism in the country, just listings and some general information. Well, here’s what I have:

There are several properties that are self-described “sustainable tourism” destinations, and most if not all of these tend to be legit as far as the eco-friendly standards such as trying to save electricity, water, promote ecological practices in general, including permaculture and other sustainable farming techniques.

Some of these are listed here:

There are a bunch more, most of which are new that I haven’t really heard or know anything about. If you know of anymore and can personally recommend them, please comment here!

Sadly, that’s about it!

Basic, new const, former Caretakers in Managua

Basic, new const, former Caretakers Bed & Breakfast – Private room · Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

via Basic, new const, former Caretakers in Managua.

Greetings: Sorry no pictures yet for this one. This is a good sized, newly constructed bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom. This was the quarters for our caretaker who is no longer living on-site. So, this frees up a room!
Nice and airy with screen window openings. Private entry, parking included. There is no kitchen.
The downsides are: near the laundry and outdoor cooking area. The bathroom has all the essentials, but they are not where you would normally locate them.
The good sides are: Comfortable, nice sized room for the price, good for longer-term rentals. If you like to swim and garden you will be in heaven! We can discuss food, cooking and other issues when we meet in person.

  • Room type:Private room
  • Bed type:Real Bed
  • Accommodates:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Minimum Stay:3 nights
  • Weekly Price:$211 /week
  • Monthly Price:$377 /month
  • Check In:2:00 PM
  • Check Out:11:00 AM
  • Country:Nicaragua
  • City:Managua
  • Size:252ft2 / 23m2
  • Cancellation:Moderate
  • Pet Owner:yes dog(s)

 

A vigorous land – FT.com

A vigorous land – FT.com.

By Henry Shukman

Explosive scenery and teeming wildlife make Nicaragua the ideal destination for a family holiday

Smoke drifts from Concepción volcano on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua

Good article that discusses ecotourism in Nicaragua; mentioning Totoco Ecolodge on Ometepe, Selva Negra in Matagalpa, and Morgan’s Rock near San Juan del Sur, but strangely enough, NOT Farmstay El Portón Verde. :)

Nicaragua – Save on flight deals on Expedia.com

Nicaragua – Save on flight deals on Expedia.com.
Expedia Travel Specials to Nicaragua

Nicaragua:Fall Sale for a Hot Travel Destination

Save up to33%on Flight & Hotel Packages

Now is the perfect time to visit Nicaragua, the “Land of Lakes & Volcanoes,” where you will find memorable experiences amidst pristine natural rainforests, exquisite beaches, and fascinating culture and history. Nicaragua is just a two- to three-hour flight from the U.S. and this fall season you can take advantage of a wide range of discounted hotel rates and packages, as well as special airfares.

In Nicaragua, you will see historic Spanish Colonial architecture, dramatic volcanoes, spectacular beaches, and the largest unspoiled rainforest north of the Amazon. You will enjoy world-class surfing, bill fishing, kayaking, zip-lining, hiking—even sand boarding down a volcano. Or you can just relax on a beach, listening to the monkeys and birds in the nearby forest. Whether you choose a boutique hotel, eco-lodge, or beach resort, you’ll enjoy your stay in Nicaragua. It’s a country that is “unica y original” — and unforgettable.

The Nicaraguan tourism ministry, INTUR is working with TACA Airlines to do a promotion on flight and hotel packages to visit Nicaragua.

I priced out a couple of these deals; one from Houston and another from Los Angeles. For the same dates at the same Managua hotel (Hotel Contempo), it turns out Houston was $941 and Los Angeles was $731. How is it that an extra 3.5 hour flight is over two hundred dollars less, I don’t know.

I was also glad to see that they offer a few ecologically-friendly options,

 

Farmstay El Porton Verde—Managua, Nicaragua

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Welcome to El Porton Verde, the website for a small eco-lodge B&B located in the hills on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua. Seemingly a world away from the heat and noise of the Nicaraguan capital city, but really only 15 minutes away from the best nightlife, cultural activities, shopping and dining that Managua has to offer. Stay tuned for more…