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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 July 2011

This lodge is in an absolutely beautiful location where you can feel alone with nature and with whomever you are traveling. It's a great location for couples, families and those looking to be in a secluded spot to write, create, or just daydream. The cabanas are nestled in the jungle, making you feel alone with nature, yet you are actually...

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TOTOCO_Management, Manager at Totoco Eco-Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm relieved to see your stay with us wasn't overly tarnished by some of the mistakes we made while you were with us. The fact is that working with volunteers to run a quality lodge is far from ideal and we do try to avoid it. Unfortunately the lack of English speaking applicants...

Chicago
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Totoco is a magical place. Yes, the cabins are rustic, and yes, you compost... but it is beautiful, magical, and the view of the volcano cannot be beat! You are surrounded by nature and the howler monkeys call you to sleep. My husband and I ended up spending most of our time on Ometepe at Totoco, reading on hammocks, getting...

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 July 2011

Totoco Lodge is going everything right. Compost toilets, solar energy, local food, hires local people, and % of profits support local community projects. In addition, Jonathan (one of the owners) makes sure to talk with each visitor to make sure their stay is as good as possible. Totoco Lodge is not about quantity, it's about quality. They don't have mobs...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 19 July 2011

We spent 2 nights on our honeymoon here. What a fantastic place! Food was AMAZING! The very reasonably priced meal package gets you a variety of wonderful breakfast fare in the morning and a full 3 course meal/sides and dessert in the evening. I had, quite possibly, the best chicken dish I ever ate in my life while I was...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 15 July 2011

Had a great time at Totoco. Everyone was super friendly and helpful and the views were incredible! The compost toliet was a little hard to get used to but that was the only blip on an otherwise wonderful stay. The room was comfortable, the water was hot and again, the view was breath-taking. The food was also really, really good...

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Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Our experience at Tocoto EcoLodge was everything the rave reviews we had read prior to our trip had said--and more! The view of the volcano was stunning and the surrounding flora and fauna are absolutely beautiful. The meals included in the half board option were delicious and interesting. I'm so impressed with the owners, Jonathan and Martin who had the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 July 2011

Totoco Ecolodge was by far the highlight of our trip to Omotepe. The hour long ride there from the Omotepe ferry, arranged by our hosts at Totoco, was so worth it. I went there with a group of eight friends and my son, and we were treated wonderfully from the moment we were picked up to the moment we were...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2011

Totoco Eco-lodge is one of the most eco-progressive lodging projects anywhere in Central America. The base structure of their project consists of three parts; the eco-lodge, the organic permaculture farm and volunteer program, and a micro-funding community project. They are indeed one of a very small number of eco-tourism projects that tackles all three intrinsically important aspects - social, environmental...

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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 8 June 2011

Sorry it took so long to get a review up! Amazing place with a great mission. We stayed in the Ometepe bungalow. Very nice and clean. The compostable toilets work great – surprisingly they never smelled. The bathroom itself was very nice. The food was terrific – and the coffee which is grown right next door is great. The staff,...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 June 2011

I stayed two nights in Totoco with four friends in May 2011. Our party slept in the Echecatl Cabin which normally sleeps four but staff at the lodge added an extra bed for us. The cabin is very clean and comfortable. Meals were delicious; staff at the lodge are extremely courteous and friendly without being overbearing. The atmosphere is very...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the edge of a pristine biosphere nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife and a cloud forest above you, the Totoco experience is pure comfort in pure nature. Guests can stay in one of our custom designed private lodges all made using local materials and labour. Each lodge enjoys a private garden setting and offers spectacular views of Lake Nicaragua and active Concepcion Volcano. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Totoco Eco-Lodge

Address: Maderas Volcano, El callejon publico la palmera, Balgue, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Balgue
Price Range: $174 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Tuck in your mosquito nets at night, and check your room for critters.”
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