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Ecolodge Blue Morpho

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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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Liberia Airport72 km
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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
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Response from Bluemorphoeco, Propietario at Ecolodge Blue Morpho
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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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
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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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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:
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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
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Response from Bluemorphoeco, Gerente at Ecolodge Blue Morpho
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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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
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Response from Ivania C, Propietario at Ecolodge Blue Morpho
Responded 2 Mar 2017
Thanks a lot for your coment! See you soon again.
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How do I get to your lodge?
Hi, Just north of the Costa Rica border on the Pacific side, you will travela few km North on the Highway Make a right turn on Highway 66 to Cardenas. Ecolodge Blue Morpho is on the right side, on the hill. You will see the sign. Go to google maps and type in Ecolodge Blue Morpho, Cardenas, Nicaragua and it will show you exactly the location. It is beautiful.
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"Students toured a room, said "aw, why can't we stay here??" (Fifteen of us! We stay in youth hostal type places, not so comfy or lovely.)"
"The rooms are up a hill, so if you're lazy, try to get the lowest one."
"There are no bad rooms."
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