Natural, Fun & Healthy

NATURAL, FUN & HEALTHY

ACTIVITIES

Sharing and Learning

Engage meaningfully with our local community. Participate in our community outreach and volunteering weekly program.

Take a Cooking Class

We offer traditional cooking classes. Learn from a local!

Horseback Riding

A local guide will take you along the beach before sunset and, if you wish, through the coastal woods and sugar cane fields. These gentle mounts are suitable for inexperienced riders and families.

Outdoors activities

Trail run, rent a bicycle, play volley ball, basketball, ping pong, beach soccer, horseshoe, walk the slack line.

Volcano Excursions

Book an adventure. Zip lining, sand boarding, howler monkeys, hanging bridges, thermal lake, cloud forest, volcano hike.

Markets & Colonial Towns

Nicaragua has a rich culture to share. The arts and crafts market of Masaya, a potter´s workshop, the museum of the Revolution in Leon, colonial arquitecture in Granada are just 2 hours away.

Birding

Typical bird species of the wetland Pacific of Nicaragua are black-crab hawks, roseate spoonbill, boatbill herons, great herons, egrets, pacific parakeets and parrots, hummingbirds, motmots, trogons, lesser ground cuckoos.

Preserved Mangroves & Coastal Woods

Observe wildlife: spectacled caimans, iguanas, migratory and tropical birds, agoutis, tree porcupines, coyotes, raccoons, white squirrels. Walk to a site of pre-Columbian petroglyphs (stone carvings) depicting scenes of gatherers-hunters.

Surfcasting

Snook, pompano, snapper, mackerels, parrot fish can be caught right from shore. Bring your gear. Purchase live bait or hire a local fisherman to learn his technique.

Beachcombing

Explore miles of deserted beaches, wide sandy beaches, rocky points, tide pools, ocean lagoon. Our pristine beaches and coastline teem with life, from endangered sea turtles to seabirds and mollusks.

Full Body Massage

Enjoy a serenity massage with our certified massage therapists. The 1-hour full body, deep tissue or relaxation massage is offered in a private rancho over the dune, adding the benefits of the sea breeze and light to your treatment.

Rest & Relax

Find a book in our library, disappear in a hammock, the meditation platform. Mini-boutique shopping.

Los Cardones Ecolodge by Mario and Ginette

RESTAURANT

Our restaurant has over 15 years of experience catering healthy meals to conscious eaters.

We are well-known amongst expats and Managua residents who visit us for a day on the beach. If you are interested in a day visit, please click here for more information.

Fresh Healthy Delicious

All our meals are prepared on order with fresh seasonal ingredients. We support local producers. We make our own cheese and yogurt with fresh milk from the neighboring ranch. We source the freshest wild fish. We cater to your taste, whether you prefer a light or high energy meal, fish every day, veggies or meat, balanced or decadent. This is slow food, made to savor and enjoy.

Complete meal plan included with lodging

Every guest enjoys three complete meals and unlimited drinks (non-alcoholic). We strive to satisfy the varied needs of our guests, including vegetarian, omnivorous, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and of course special care is given to the meals of our guests with allergies.

Continental Breakfast Buffet

Fresh buffet every morning with home baked breads, granola, fruit, yogurt, dairy and non-dairy milk, local jams and home-brewed coffee.

Second Breakfast

Order off the menu from our fine selection of regional specialties and international favorites, including: Nica tipico, omelette, pancakes, oatmeal.

Lunch

Choose from the fresh daily special or any other option in the menu. Some of our menu favorites are: Salade Niçoise, Grilled Fish Filet, Pizzas.

Anytime Appetizers

Fuel up with refrescos naturales, coffee & fruit.

Dinner

Nightly special or any other option on the menu.

YOGA

Join a class anytime.

We teach daily classes of Vinyasa, Hatha & Yin yoga. Our teachers may also offer pranayama, restorative yoga, chanting, meditation, and Reiki. Our teachers are Yoga Alliance certified. The classes are offered in small groups, which allows the teacher to adapt to each individual. We have a yoga studio in the coastal forest and yoga mats and blocks for your personal practice. Sometimes, if there is not enough demand, we might not be able to have a teacher onsite. Please check with us on the availability of a yoga teacher if you travel between May and October.

FUNNY SONG BY THE YOGIS AT Julia McCabe YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 2011

MASSAGE

Enjoy a serenity massage with our certified massage therapists. The 1-hour full body, deep tissue or relaxation massage is offered in a private rancho over the dune, adding the benefits of the sea breeze and light to your treatment. $25 for 1 hour of bliss

"Los Cardones Ecolodge is the premier place to hold a retreat for surfers, yogis, or anyone else looking for a unique venue in Nicaragua. The lodge is conveniently located only an hour and a half from the airport in Managua. We will continue to use Los Cardones for all our retreats and upcoming trips. It has an indescribable feeling of relaxation and the staff is top-notch."

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