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:
- Casey has an overview of the topic and how it may relate to Nicaragua over on the rightsideguide.com
- Sustainabletrip.com has another overview.
- CANATUR Nicaragua (Spanish) is the closest to such an organization.
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:
- Morgan’s Rock
- Jicaro Island Ecolodge
- Totoco Ecolodge
- Casa Maderas
- Bastilla Ecolodge
- Hacienda Puerto del Cielo
- Aqua Nicaragua
- Selva Negra
- Finca Esperanza Verde
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!