The Laguna de Apoyo ecosystem is one of Central America's most unique environments, and an ecosystem unto itself. It is truly exotic and one of a kind. Within the lake and amongst the forested hillside on which the property sits can be found:
200 species of birds (65 migratory) - including toucans, hummingbirds, oropendulas, parrots, and falcons.
220 butterfly species
Howler and white-face monkeys
500 species of plants and tropical dry trees - including mahogany, black rosewood, and orchids
Fish species found nowhere else in the world
Wildlife is easily observable from each villa, or by walking the hotel property and surrounding hiking trails. The lake itself is one of the most pristine natural swimming environments in all of Nicaragua, with crystal clear water fed by underground thermal mineral springs and, at its center, depths of more than 200 meters.
We're centrally located, only 10 km north of Granada and 8 km west of Masaya, with all the major tourist sites easily reachable. We offer our own guided tours, or can help you plan self-guided trips. Apoyo Resort is the perfect place to be your home base as you explore Nicaragua.
Apoyo Resort comprises 60 villas & 8 apartments situated on a hillside adjacent to a nature reserve offering accommodation, meals, and access to a swimming beach.
Our resort has been designed to blend into the environment, and take advantage of crater, lake and mountain views.
The Villas have 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms with a/c and offer full kitchens. These villas are made with mainly natural materials and allow you to feel the nature around you.
Internet access and phone is available at the reception desk. Access to villas is by safari car from the main reception area.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and snacks throughout the day. Our recently upgraded menu features vegetarian dishes. Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are also available.
The restaurant offers catering for private parties and functions. The unique mineral waters of our crater lake are used for special Spa treatments, including the mineral clays and both are known as very beneficial for body and facial treatments.
Around the resort itself you can enjoy dark sand beaches for swimming, kayaking, hiking, SCUBA diving, birdwatching, paragliding, boating and exploring nature, or book an appointment in our spa. Apoyo Resort is a place to relax, to reconnect with nature, with yourself, and with your loved ones.
Apoyo Resort is located in the middle of the Laguna Apoyo Natural Reserve, it is there where our guests can see the white face and howler monkeys that live in the Tropical Dry Forest Eco System surrounding the property.
The Reserve is managed by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA). We take special pride in our stewardship of being in the Reserve and under MARENA supervision through operating the resort in balance with nature.
We offer guided tours of the Laguna area in conjunction with MARENA. What helps makes Apoyo unique is that Nicaragua instituted protection laws many years ago to help preserve the rich biodiversity the Laguana offers. This has insured the Reserve is protected from over development and spoil.
This coupled with the great pride the local people take in insuring the Reserve keeps its pristine stature all contribute to making it a unique environment where flora and fauna flourish. The Crater lake and the dry forest have unique animals to the Apoyo ecosystem.+ More