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Apoyo Lodge is a health & wellness boutique hotel and private retreat space located in a secluded area of the Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve. The Laguna de Apoyo which is in fact the caldera of a collapsed volcano that still has some activity underneath, and literally translates to “Support Lagoon” offers you the unique opportunity to swim in its healing waters, surrounded by the tranquility of this oasis that is yet close to some of the highlights that Nicaragua has to offer the visitor.

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We specialize in mindful healing global cuisine adapted to Nicaraguan local produce, always using 100% plant based and gluten free ingredients. We cook our meals with love and intention, always taking care of every little detail. You can read more about our food here.

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Our yoga, meditation and healing space is located overlooking the Lagoon and faces east for the most amazing sunrises. We enjoy the company of birds and monkeys as our only neighbours, giving you an opportunity to truly disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with yourself and mother earth.

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We offer several add-on servicies and tours to build your dreamed retreat and offer your participants a combination of relaxation and activities that suits your style.

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There are 7 rooms which can comfortably accommodate 16 guests at triple and double occupancy, all of them with private bathrooms and hot water.

2 Lake View Suites with Private Balcony, each sleep triple occupancy. Each suite is equipped with two queen beds, one single bed, private bathroom with hot water, ceiling + floor fans and two sets of double French doors which lead to private balcony with direct views of the lagoon. 

2 Lake View Rooms with Private Patio, each sleep double occupancy. Each room is equipped with two single beds (which can be pushed to form a king), private bathroom with hot water, and a set of double French doors which lead to a private covered patio area with direct views of the lagoon.

3 Forest Rooms, each sleep double occupancy. Each room is equipped with two single beds (which can be pushed to form a king), private bathroom with hot water and ceiling + floor fan. All rooms have direct views of the lush garden and surrounding woodlands.


Our kitchen is open and located in the main communal area where breakfast and dinner are served, and where guests can sit with a cup of herbal tea and good book from our library. Lunch is served at our outdoor Healthy Bar overlooking the Lagoon, so you don’t have to travel too far to eat if you are enjoying the sunshine in our gardens. All these areas can be used to run workshops or activities during your time here.

Internet is available throughout the property for those who wish to keep connected during their stay, and we have plenty of hammocks and hanging chairs for those who prefer to put their feet up and swing away looking at the trees.

Whatever is you reason to gather a group of people together, and whether you are with us for a weekend or a month, we look forward to taking care of you: you are very special to us.

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 Included in the retreat rental

  • Exclusive occupancy of the property
  • 3 plant based meals per day
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • All-natural soap, shampoo + conditioner made locally on Little Corn Island
  • Unlimited drinking water, coconut water, herbal tea and bananas.
  • Daily maid service
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi (if desired)
  • 24-hour security



Nurture in Nature

Apoyo Lodge is a beautifully tranquil place set amongst dense natural foliage and with a view that cannot be beat, it is truly magical. After visiting for the first time whilst hosting a yoga retreat, I can say that Apoyo Lodge was not only the perfect venue but over exceeded any hopes or desires I had when choosing a place to host. The grounds were lovely and well kept, the lodge itself was inviting and warm and the staff were paramount. The Laguna is something to see and feel to believe! Miriam and Maribel were to say the least, an incredible pleasure to work with. Miriam - along with her partner in crime, Manuel - were there throughout our stay and they truly went above and beyond to create a healing, warm, inviting and special place! Miriam is a wonderful lady full of light and energy and always there to help with a big beautiful smile. Deeply passionate about what she does and conscious of her guests and their desires, I could not ask for a better individual to have been on this journey with, to have met, and to now have as a dear friend. I would recommend Apoyo Lodge to travellers and teachers alike. If your planning on taking or hosting a retreat, or simply just getting away and back to nature – this is the place!
— With love, light and gratitude Adelle Leonard, Yoga Instructor, Canada


The Lodge is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures do not do it justice. Its secluded on the edge of a old volcano that is now a lake. The water is full of minerals, so its great for your skin, but other wildlife (crocodiles) can’t live in it. We did a week long meditation retreat here and it was perfect for us. Quiet, secluded, warm, breezy, and beautiful to the eyes. Miriam and Manuel (the owners) are like angels fallen from heaven. They have a beautiful staff too. They made sure that everything for our retreat went absolutely perfect. They served us the freshest plant based meals and juices every day. The food was too good. Im inspired to continue eating this way, my body really liked it. They also take a lot of pride in being completely eco-friendly. I felt like I was taking really good care of the Earth while I was there. We made a really special connection with the owners and staff. I feel like we are family now, and we always have a home to go back to. If you are visiting Nicaragua, you must spend some time here!
— Stephen M, The Three Jewels NYC

Unforgettable! Out of this World!

I am co-owner of Sol Breath Retreats. Our recent women’s yoga healing retreat at Apoyo Lodge was an unforgettable and powerfully transformational experience. Miriam and Manuel, the co-owners of Apoyo Lodge and their kind, caring, quiet generous staff took care of our every need: from the extra activities they skillfully organized to the cleansing, energizing and scrumptious meals to the clean cozy eco conscious accommodations. And not to mention the magic of Laguna de Apoyo and the surrounding preserve. The mineral rich volcanic crater lake is a luxury to swim in. We were constantly serenaded by the peaceful forest teaming with many awe inspiring varieties of birds. My morning meditations were accompanied by the distant sounds of monkeys in the dawn and frogs at night. And the stars….oh the stars. Miriam is artfully fulfilling what seems to be her divine calling, to create and hold a powerful and peaceful space, in balance with nature, that soothes, transforms and heals every needy soul. I can’t wait to return. 
— Joan Varini, Yoga Teacher, Healer and Owner of Sun Warrior Yoga