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Totoco Eco-Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Balgue B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, peaceful atmosphere, cute cabanas, lots to do or spend quality time at the pool (like we did). Real feeling of living with nature, owl, monkey and eagle seen on the property in just a 2 night stay. Pet friendly, fair drink/lunch prices.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

My travel companion and I had the pleasure of turning a one-night stay into three at this beautifully laid-out and peaceful lodge. It has everything you want and then some - sweeping views, charming accommodation options, friendly staff, infinity pool, bar and restaurant, jungle, and....monkeys. Yes, you'll need to learn to adapt to a compost toilet, some creepy crawlers and bug bites...but a mini owl flew into the dining room during evening drinks and hung out with us. Yeah, I mean seriously rare and cool. We particularily enjoyed the plunge pool on top of the house, conversation and laughs with Martijn, Marlon's coffee plantation tour, Lydia's divine massages, and our friendly driver Adolfo. Do yourself a favour and get here before you can't afford it anymore!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Loved this place. The cabanas are beautiful, the food is excellent and the affinity pool is so divine. Staff are really friendly and help you organise what ever tours or activities you want to do! Would go back in a second

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The setting is gorgeous, overlooking an amazing volcano view. Lovely pool and so quiet and relaxing to sit there all day. If I had to find fault I would say the meals were pretty expensive and not that great. We tended to walk down the hill to a place at the bottom which was much nicer (although not such a good setting!) and excellent value. The walk kept us fit as well!
Fantastic cocktails too by the way!

Room Tip: If you're on a budget the dorms are great. The main rooms are really cool though. Loved the sa...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Although Totoco takes some getting to, as transport on Ometepe is difficult, it is most definitely worth the effort. We enjoy travelling to remote and peaceful places and Totoco did not disappoint, the location of this lodge is excellent being halfway up the Maderas volcano with stunning views of Concepcion and Lake Nicaragua. We stayed in Tonatiu - a thatched eco cabana with solar power and composting toilet - not at scary as expected! We enjoyed chilling in our hammocks and watching the humming birds and other wildlife visiting our private garden before having cocktails in the bar with the most stunning views we have ever seen. We also took advantage of the many activities on offer including cycling and an excellent cloud forest tour organised by the lodge, with Marlon a very knowledgeable local guide.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The staff is extremely friendly and conscience about sustainability which is awesome! They have eco-values and motives that outshine any other hotels I looked at. It's really close to AMAZING local restaurants, but I must say that the breakfast is fantastic. We decided the eggs are the best we've ever had, and it's all garden fresh. The view of the volcano is breathtaking, and the pool overlooks the scenery, perfect spot for private relaxation. Everything about this place is unique and beautiful, I will be a returning customer!!! Pura Vida!

Room Tip: I stayed in the hostel type dormitory, but I think they're removing them for more exotic style r...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Erin P
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Totoco Eco-lodge was the highlight of my trip to Nicaragua! The location is perfect and provides you the best opportunity to get a sense of Ometepe. The staff were lovely, the rooms were clean and the pool was perfect for a sunset beer. I could not recommend this place highly enough, thanks Totoco!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Balgue
Price Range: $111 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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Totoco Eco Hotel Balgue
Totoco Eco-Lodge Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe - Balgue

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