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Totoco Eco-Lodge

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Orange County, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very excited booking this trip from the US. The website and previous reviews were glowing. Not to mention the user posted photos. What I didn't realize was, all the beautiful user photos and very obviously the website were all of a beautiful lodge that once existed. When you first arrive the lodge, you are greeted with the Lodges... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If done correctly this Eco resort could be a stunning hidden gem, unfortunately I think the owners have given up. The biggest problem we had was that the property has Eco toilets, meaning basically outhouses not flushing toilets, this was not disclosed on the website or by our travel agent and was a huge problem for my 73 year old... More 

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San Sebastian de Yali, Jinotega
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Beautiful views from the rooms, bar AND pool, great drinks, delicious (if pricey) food. Staff is really friendly and it is worth the trek out to the isolated part of the island for this peaceful oasis. $30 taxi ride from Moyogalpa and a steep-ish 1.5 k road onto the compound that your taxi may or may... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here at the end of November 2015 with my husband, mother and 2 year old son. This lodge is nestled up on the hill. It is a bit of a rough drive up, the road is extremely bumpy. Upon arriving we were greeted by our host and shown to our cabin. The cabins are very basic. There is... More 

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seattle,wa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

After reading about Totoco Eco Lodge in Conde Nast, expectations were high. The setting and views upon arrival were great. The ride from the ferry was about 45 minutes with the last 1.5 miles mostly uphill ( some of it paved, some of it rugged with rocks as pavement). The rooms do not have a/c but do have fans. The... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Totoco catches the peaceful and mystical vibe of Ometepe island in all its essence. It is a paradise, for those who want to spend some time with nature. Our cabin, Tonatiu, was really big, clean and comfortable, with a huge bed repaired from mosquito nets and a beautiful terrace with hammocks overlooking Conception. It is built in a way that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Totoco has an unrivalled location overlooking the whole island and the volcanoes. Staff are really lovely, especially Eddie on the front desk who organized everything and was an absolute pleasure to chat to. The hike up Volcano Maderas was organized by a really professional guide, who had extensive knowledge of the flora & fauna. The hike was truly an incredible... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This place on arrival was amazing! We were blown away by the sights and the pool and the general vibe about the place. We were a bit taken back that when we were organising our ferry to the island they offered to pick us up which was great...until we realised that it cost $37 for the privilege. Also the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our first time in an eco lodge and we had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the cabin called Tonatui, very spacious with a fabulous bamboo roof and a large double bed and with the open screened windows it was very fresh. There is a super terrace with hammocks to enjoy the amazing views of the Concepcion Volcano and Lake... More 

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Brighton, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This was my first (and probably last) visit to an eco-lodge, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Other reviewers have already waxed lyrical about its stunning location, but quite frankly there isn't much more to recommend this hotel unless you are prepared to set aside all of the shortcomings as a concession to its unquestionable Eco-credentials. Before you get... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the edge of a pristine biosphere nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife and a cloud forest above you, the Totoco experience is pure comfort in pure nature. Guests can stay in one of our custom designed private lodges all made using local materials and labour. Each lodge enjoys a private garden setting and offers spectacular views of Lake Nicaragua and active Concepcion Volcano. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Totoco Eco-Lodge

Address: Maderas Volcano, El callejon publico la palmera, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Balgue
Price Range: $112 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Totoco Eco Hotel Balgue
Totoco Eco-Lodge Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe - Balgue
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