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Ecolodge Blue Morpho

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del Rio Sapoa 8 km hacia Cardenas, km 151 1/2, Cardenas 48900 Nicaragua
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We, my nicaraguan wife and I (German), worked lots of years in the tourism sector in Costa Rica. We were responsable for a small hotel on the caribian side. So we have lots of expirience how to handle clients who spend their hard earned money for their vacation and expect to get the best service.The farm, which is located in Cuaquiniquil, Punta Cangreja, Municipality Cárdenas, Department Rivas, Nicaragua we bought in July 2006.After some changes of the former house of the employees we opened the bar / restaurant „Blue Morpho“ on 15th of September 2009. In the municipality of Cárdenas it is also known as “Mariposa Azul“.The name of the place „Blue Morpho“ we chose because the blue butterfly which scientific name is “Morpho Menelaus” you can´t find it everywhere. For example in the municipality of Cárdenas you will find them only in the sector of Cuajinicuil.Nearly an unknown game in Nicaragua—Mini golf. On 13th of June 2010 we opened the Mini golf course. The mini golf course contains of 9 tracks which are not only an easy game. Every track has some useful information about the municipality of Cárdenas and Nicaragua and some more tourist information which every national and international tourist should know.In 2012 the construction of the first 5 rooms was finished to start operation on1st of November 2012.The farm “Blue Morpho” has an area of 5 manzanas which are 3.5 Hectares. Former the farm was used for plantation of cafe, cacao and platano and at least for cattles. For those reasons there are still some cafe plants, trees of cacao and some special type of grass which was used for the alimentation of the cows and cattles.Since we bought the farm we are still in the process of eliminating that types of grass to plant fruit trees and tropical wood trees for reforestation and also we are planting once again cafe and banana trees to maintain the diversity of the plants and animals or if possible to increase their population.In the property there´s passing by a creek with a length of about 300 m. This has all over the year water. During the rainy season sometimes it´s impossible to cross the creek. That´s also the season when the fish Sabalo, a type of trout, enters the creek upstream for the reproduction.In the east there´s a plantation of about 50 Kaokaotrees and cafe plants, new planted Tamarindo, Guanábano, Bread tree and other fruit and tropical wood trees. Here and on the shore of the creek you could observe three kinds of monkeys (howler - / spider - and white face monkey) and the months February / March / April are the best to find sloth. Birds as Martin Pescador, Monte zuma Oropéndola, Crane, Toucan, Colibris and more you could see frequently.The main part of the hill is covered by reed, but we are still working in the reforestation.From the hill you could see a part of the island Ometepe (Vulcan Madera) and the islands of Zanata. The farm produces their own energy by solar panels and wind energy. The hot water is also produced by panels. The system was installed by Ing. Jairo Velásquez, ECAMI SA. from Managua. The water comes from a 21 m deep, hand digged weld. About 300 m from the farm there´s a public access where you can go to the white sandy beach of the Lake Nicaragua (lago cocibolca). That are the reasons why we don´t have TV, air-condition and internet in the rooms (but there is an Wi-Fi area) because we have some much more better: THE NATUREListen to the howler monkeys, feel the breeze of the lake, smell the flowers, see the butterflies and the hummingbirds, eat a mango, enjoy a Macua ......
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del Rio Sapoa 8 km hacia Cardenas, km 151 1/2, Cardenas 48900 Nicaragua
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Lindsay wrote a review Dec 2018
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
We had a great time at the Blue Morpho Ecolodge! Michael and Ivania were amazing hosts and made us feel incredibly welcome! The property was beautiful and accomodations fabulous! Michael and Ivania have a lovely property, and made us feel incredibly welcome. Michael was very generous in giving us an amazing tour of the property and helped us greatly in getting around/to and from the border. This was great since it helped us to avoid the slew of crazy taxi drivers! We were able to see monkeys, iguanas, and many other native animals at Blue Morpho Ecolodge. Food and drinks were delicious and at an amazing price. Would definitely recommend! Thank you so much Michael and Ivania! We will be back soon :)
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Dec 2018
Thank a lot for your opinion. Means that you enjoyed really your trip. Hope to see you soon again. Greetings from Ivania & Michael Owners
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Meander574960 wrote a review Jul 2017
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We stayed there before crossing the border to costa rica. Location is ideal for that. But the rooms are not really nice and smells not good. Our little girl was sick during the night and since there is no electricity at night could not find the bathroom and vomited in her sheets. In thé morning we warned the owner and apologized. 2 days later, he sent us an email saying he would charge 50 dollars more to wash the sheets !!! Also worth mentioning, he had us pay 5 dollars more for a paper we would supposedly need at the border, which was not the case.... so i would definitely avoid !!!!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bluemorphoeco, Propietario at Ecolodge Blue Morpho
Responded 21 Nov 2017
Gracias por su comentario. Por favor publica en booking.com la misma historia.
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Nightflight707 wrote a review Jun 2017
Managua, Nicaragua82 contributions12 helpful votes
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We live in Managua and wanted to try kitesurfing on the beach in Cardenas, and stumbled upon Blue Morpho, en eco lodge entirely powered by wind and sun. Cardenas is just minutes away, and you can kitesurf where no one else does, with the volcanoes of Ometepe island in full view: Awesome! The rooms at Blue Morpho are clean, the beds are comfortable, the shower is hot and the food is a bargain yet absolutely delicious, and is prepared to order. If you can bear to get up at 6 a.m. you can even milk the cows to get fresh cream for your morning coffee. Michael and Ivania are great hosts that will go out of their way to make you happy, and you feel like a guest, not like a customer. The tour of the finca at no extra charge is very interesting, we saw lots of Blue Morpho butterflies and some howler monkeys. The place is absolutely peaceful, all you hear are birds and cicadas, it's just perfect to hang out at the beach, swim in the lake or just relax in one of the hammocks. At night, Michael let us borrow his telescope so we could look at the moon and stars. All in all, I'm pretty sure this is the best value for money we have seen anywhere in Nicaragua. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Ange_McD wrote a review Mar 2017
Surrey, Canada225 contributions54 helpful votes
Michael and Ivania are wonderful hosts. They visited with us and shared their passion for their property. If Micheal offers to take you on a tour of his 'finca' you must do so! It is a bit of a hike to the back of their property but well worth it for the view and the education on local flora and fauna. We saw monkeys! So cool! The rooms are up a bit of a hill and will have you needing a rest when you get to them if you are out of shape. They are, however, worth the trek! The rooms are well decorated, clean and modern; a real switch from what I expect to see in Nicaragua. Although we did not take advantage of it, we were told that the showers had hot water. If you have ever been to Nicaragua, you know that this is seldom the case and when I return I will definitely take advantage of the water and have a long, relaxing shower. The bed was comfortable and there was even a bedside lamp; another rarity in this country. Geez, it seems it is the little things that impress me most! Our breakfast was included with the room and the day of our stay we actually had lunch and dinner at the Blue Morpho. All of our food was cooked and spiced to perfection and everyone enjoyed each meal they had there. I would return without hesitation and look forward to seeing Michael and Ivania again!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Responded 12 Mar 2017
Thanks a lot for your coment! We had lots of fun with you & Glen. It was also a great experience for us! See you again!
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Staša P wrote a review Mar 2017
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Michael and Ivania are lovely people and great hosts. We stayed in Blue morpho for two nights, Michael picked us up at the border, as we were coming from Costa Rica. Their property is big, green and very peaceful, their rooms comfortable and clean, with nice porches and hammocks. Ivania prepares the best food and Michael mixes great cocktails. From their property you can easily walk to the lake with the view on Ometepe island or take a local bus (which stops at the entrance) to a lovely, very colorful nearby village Cardenas. It is the best place to fill your batteries when traveling from Costa rica to Nicaragua or vice versa, M&I can also help you with tips an organise trips around Nicaragua. Also our 1,5 years old daughter had a blast there, being able to run around, watering the plants with Ivania, milking the cows early in the morning, seeing monkeys hanging from the trees above us ... We would love to come back on day!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Mar 2017
Thanks a lot for your coment! See you soon again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$28 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentCardenas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ecolodge Blue Morpho
What are some of the property amenities at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ecolodge Blue Morpho?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.