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Hotel de Montaña Selva Negra

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Selva Negra Ecolodge lies on a large coffee plantation in northern Nicaragua, at Kilometer 140 on the Matagalpa-Jinotega highway. One third of the farm is protected as a wildlife reserve and we are part of the Cerro Arenal Nature Reserve where you can see monkeys, toucans, butterflies, orchids, and more. This Reserve has great biological richness including plants and animals of the tropical cloud forest and valuable natural resources like fresh water.

Selva Negra has developed innovative ways of growing coffee, vegetables, livestock, flowers, and ferns. We produce gourmet coffee under strict international standards for the protection of the environment, wildlife, workers, and the community. We care for our planet by growing and raising organic vegetables and beef, we make our own organic fertilizers and produce much of our own energy using hydraulic methods and solar panels.

We offer accommodation in cabins and rooms (double or family). We have a restaurant with organic meals, and for those who enjoy nature, we have coffee, farm, nature, and night tours.

Details:

Rooms:

Our rustic cabins have queen-sized beds and terraces with a garden view. The capacity of the cabins depends on the number of rooms:

  • Two people: a single room with a private bathroom.
  • Four people: one large bedroom and one small bedroom with two single beds and a private bathroom.
  • Six people: three bedrooms; one large and two small with two single beds each and one private bathroom.
  • Eight people: four bedrooms; one large and three small with two single beds each and two private bathrooms.
  • Twelve people: six bedrooms; one large and five small with two single beds each. This cabin has an additional rustic living room and two private bathrooms.

Our guestrooms include:

  • Two people: a queen-size bed, sofa, private bath, and a shared garden terrace.
  • Three to four people: this unit has two floors with two single beds in the mezzanine and a queen-size bed, sofas, private bathroom, and a shared garden terrace on the ground floor.
  • Hostel room: features a double and a single bed, a shared bathroom, and a shared garden terrace.
  • Hostel room with bunk beds: three bunk beds for a total of six guests, private bathroom, and a shared garden terrace.

Making a Difference:

Certification Score
Environmental management:
93%
Sociocultural management:
87%
Business management:
92%
Overall Performance:
90%
Supporting Community
Number of Employees:
73
Percentage of local employees:
90

Our sustainability initiatives efforts are so interconnected that it is difficult to separate one from another! We recycle all of our waste, and ensure that the wastes from one aspect of our hotel are actually an input for another. We produce much of our own food, fuel, and energy.

Our business philosophy is based on a sustainable model that we want to replicate in our local communities, among our employees, suppliers, and our guests. We host more than 4,000 college students each year and more than 10,000 national and international guests. We provide a safe and pleasant workplace through mutual cooperation and commitment. Our main goal is to sow the seeds of sustainability in all who work with and visit us.

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