Totoco Lodge

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With private and shared accommodation to choose from, Totoco Ecolodge caters for everyone. Exclusive lodges and cabanas are designed for the traveler who wants to experience nature without sacrificing comfort and convenience while a dormitory ensures even the more budget conscious traveler is able to enjoy a taste of Totoco.

Situated at 200 meters elevation at the gateway of Maderas Volcano's cloud forest, Totoco Lodge is surrounded by all things natural. With panoramic 320 degree views, the Ecolodge and swimming pool enjoys vistas unrivaled by any other hotel on the island! The Totoco property itself comprises 15 acres and includes its own Organic Farm while bordering the property is one of the island's premier organic shade-grown coffee plantations.

Life at Totoco Ecolodge
Pure comfort and natural luxury best define the experience at Totoco Ecolodge. Each uniquely designed lodge and cabana enjoys its own private setting with a spectacular view of the lake and Concepcion volcano. The main lodge and swimming pool have equally impressive views and offer bar & restaurant service with international and local specialties.

Good living includes good food & drink. Totoco knows that a memorable vacation is often recorded in the stomach. The chef takes pride in offering a changing menu that makes optimal use of fresh and locally available produce. At this time set menus at lunch and dinner are offered including a vegetarian and meat option, while more choice for starters, main courses and deserts are consistently in the works. For breakfast a variety of choices include an abundance of fresh fruit, whole-wheat bread and home-made pancakes. Just plenty of fresh stuff.

Selected wines, beers and spirits are imported to compliment Nicaragua's superb domestic rum and very decent beer (Heineken and Corona are also stocked). And then there are the views for which Totoco cannot take any credit except to provide a comfortable rocking chair from which to appreciate and marvel.

Lodging
Tonatiu Lodge - sleeps 3
This private comfortable lodge has a unique octagonal design and has its own tropical garden setting. The lodge includes approximately 50 square meters (540 square feet) of floor space and hosts a large sleeping area, complete with 4-poster king-size bed, mosquito net and night tables with lamps. There is also a custom-made day bed which can easily be converted into another sleeping space to accommodate a third person. This lodge includes:
- Private bathroom with hot water shower
- Large private porch with a comfy hammock perfect for taking in the breathtaking views
- Star gazing terrace great for seeing how well you can recall the constellations
- Laptop and cell phone recharging facilities
- Clean and hygienic daily-change compost toilet system
- Independent solar energy and gray water recycling systems

Ometepetl Lodge - sleeps 2
This private comfortable lodge is elevated on posts allowing for a sweeping view of the isthmus and Concepcion volcano. The lodge includes approximately 40 square meters (430 square feet) of floor space and hosts a sleeping area, complete with 4-poster queen-size bed, mosquito net and night tables with lamps. It also includes:
- Private bathroom with hot water shower
- Private porch with a comfy hammock perfect for taking in the breathtaking views
- Star gazing terrace great for seeing how well you can recall the constellations
- Laptop and cell phone recharging facilities
- Clean and hygienic daily-change compost toilet system
- Independent solar energy and gray water recycling systems

Echecatl Family Lodge - sleeps 4
This private comfortable family lodge is spacious and has a beautiful garden setting. The lodge includes approximately 65 square meters (700 square feet) of floor space and includes a master bedroom complete with custom made 4-poster king-size bed, mosquito net, night tables with lamps, fan and a second bedroom with a bunk bed (twin and single on top). It also includes:
- Private bathroom complete with hot water shower
- Large private porch with a comfy hammock, perfect for taking in the breathtaking views
- Star gazing terrace great for seeing how well you can recall the constellations
- Laptop and cell phone recharging facilities
- Independent solar energy system
- Clean and hygienic daily-change compost toilet system

Bamboo Cabana - Sleeps 2
This comfortable cabana is set in a beautiful private garden and was constructed using a mix of natural materials such as bamboo, clay bricks, cane, adobe and eucalyptus. The natural thatch roof of royal palm leaves keeps the interior feeling fresh. It has approximately 40 square meters (430 square feet) of floor space and hosts a sleeping area, complete with 4-poster custom-made queen-size bed, mosquito net and night table with lamp. It includes:
- Private bathroom with a unique open-air shower and warm water generated through compost.
- Private porch with a comfy hammock, perfect for taking in the breathtaking views
- Clean and hygienic daily-change compost toilet system
- Independent solar energy and gray water filtration systems

Maderas Dormitory - sleeps 8
This dormitory hosts 8 beds in a large open thatched structure. Facilities include:
- Comfortable mattresses with white linen sheets
- Bathroom facilities and shower
- Private lock boxes
- Lush gardens
- Outdoor seating
- Laptop and cell phone recharging facilities
True to our eco-intentions, the dormitory operates using only renewable energy. The daily-change compost toilet system is clean and hygienic and best of all, it doesn't contaminate the natural spring water that Maderas Volcano so lovingly provides. All water used is re-cycled to irrigate the eco-lodge's gardens and thus keeping them looking green all-year-round.

Sustainability and Totoco Lodge
In keeping with the lodge's philosophy of sustainability all accommodations have an independent renewable energy supply and grey water recycling system. Human waste is composted while other waste is separated to allow for responsible disposal. Sharing knowledge and experience with guests to the ecolodge is fundamental to the Totoco philosophy and plenty of information highlighting the various efforts to minimize any negative impact to the environment is readily available.

As well as providing exclusive accommodation and creative cuisine, Totoco promotes the sustainable development of tourism on Ometepe by involving itself in community based projects that focus on the environment, culture, health, education and the local economy. Responsible and sustainable tourism is only possible when businesses take into consideration not only commercial ambitions but also the local environment and the local people. As such, Totoco Eco-lodge hosts and supports two non-profit organizations:
- THE FARM - dedicated to sustainable land-management through the promotion and application of the principles of permaculture.
- THE DEVELOPMENT CENTER - dedicated to the empowerment of local people who are motivated to realize community based projects.