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duration 2 nights
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Santa Rosa National Park

From Los Andes you can make a nice day trip to Santa Rosa National Park. This national park is located in Guanacaste, only a few kilometres from the Nicaraguan border. The park is known for its unique vegetation.

You are staying in an ecolodge with stunning views from which you can discover the jungle. The road to the lodge is already an experience: you drive down from the town of La Cruz passing endless orange plantations. The owner picks you up with his 4×4 jeep to travel the last part to the lodge, following a muddy trail.

Tierra Madre has 2 comfortable bungalows and the owners prepare delicious food themselves. The isolated, but beautiful location make that you can really relax and feel inspired by the beautiful nature around you.

From the terrace of your bungalow, you have a beautiful view of the perfectly conical Concepción and Maderas volcanoes, located on the island of Ometepe in neighbouring Nicaragua.

 

Activities at Tierra Madre Ecolodge

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Activities at Tierra Madre Ecolodge

From Tierra Madre you can explore the rainforest, cool down under a beautiful waterfall or stroll down the garden with many fruit trees. If you want to explore the region a bit further, the nearby beautiful coast of Bahias Salinas is famous for its pristine beaches and great kitesurfing.

Back at the lodge, the friendly Belgian owners can tell you everything about the edible plants that grow around the lodge. Your meals are mostly prepared with locally grown products. After sunset, you’ll be entertained by the sounds of the jungle.

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Otto and Elly

Just a quick message from us while still on the road. We enjoyed our stay at Tierra Madre so much, we just wanted to let you know this. The Belgian owner Adriaan has great stories to tell.  We both felt at home and the food is really excellent. The friendly and modest cook prepares great meals.

What to see around Tierra Madre?

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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Surf and relax on the beaches of San Juan del Sur
Stay in Playa el Coco, one of the most beautiful natural beaches and best places for surfing in Nicaragua. Playa el Coco is approximately half an hour's drive from San Juan del Sur, a popular and pleasant coastal town in the far south of Nicaragua. Enjoy the beaches and beautiful sunset or enjoy a nice dinner and a cocktail at one of the restaurants.
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Discover the unique volcanic island of Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe or the also known as Ometepe island lies in the Lake of Nicaragua and was originally formed by two large volcanoes: La Concepcion and Madera. Ometepe also literally means two (ome) mountains (tepe). It's native history makes the island special and worthwhile to explore by foot, bike or motorbike. You arrive by ferry and stay in a simple, but comfortable hotel, a great place to start exploring the island!
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Colourful culture in colonial Granada
Visiting Granada when in Nicaragua is a must-do! Historically, Granada always has been one of Nicaragua's most important cities. Nowadays, this beautiful and colourful town is also the country's main tourist destination. However, you don't find tourist hordes here, you can still experience the true day-to-day routines of the Nicaraguans living in the city. There's a lot to see and do around town, so take your time and spend at least a few days here!
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Turtles on the beach of Junquillal
Junquillal is a charming coastal town and a real 'off the beaten track' location. Your Dutch hosts warmly welcome you to the paradise they built themselves and all you need to do here is to relax, indulge and enjoy the great food! If you want to leave your hammock, the town is a perfect base to explore the coastal region with its beautiful beaches. Or visit the Junquillal turtle conservation, to learn more about the turtles on the beach.
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Magical blue waterfalls in Bijagua
Bijagua is a charming village near the river Rio Celeste and the Tenorio National Park. The river was named after the intense blue colour of its water. Take your time hiking up to the beautiful waterfall in the jungle and explore the area by horseback or mountain bike. You stay in a comfortable bungalow with great view of the volcano.
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Bubbling mud pools near Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano has 9 craters and is still an active volcano. The area is wellknown for its thermal mud pools, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. You can explore the area by foot, horseback or mountainbike. Enjoy your stay here!

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