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$51 – $75
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Selva Negra is a working coffee farm and ecolodge located north of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Protecting more than 247 acres (100 hectares) of pre-montane rain and cloud forests - part of the 1,500-acre (607-hectare) Cerro Arenal Natural Reserve - Selva Negra maintains more than 12 miles (20 km) of hiking trails through the reserve. Most of the forest lies between 4,265 and 4,920 feet (1,300 and 1,500 meters). The property is situated along the continental divide between the Pacific and Atlantic lowlands; because of this unique location, the bird community represents a mix of both Pacific and Atlantic-slope bird species, as well as mountain species whose ranges extend south from Mexico.
Selva Negra is a model in sustainability and organic living. It produces more than 80% of the foods consumed both at the farm and the ecolodge restaurant through organic and sustainable growing practices. The ecolodge and farm host conferences and classes to teach sustainable and diversified living practices. Located in Nicaragua’s Ruta de Café, you will find a coffee museum with historical artifacts of the European settlers that started exporting coffee in Nicaragua. An intensive coffee tour will teach you about the entire process from bean to cup.
We have 50 accommodations in total.
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Number of employees: ~30
Percentage of local employees: 99%
Selva Negra’s commitment to the environment and the local community is one of our primary missions. Here are just a few of our sustainable initiatives:
Coffee estate and farm:
$51 – $75
We offer three types of accommodations with a varied rate system to suit our guests' needs:
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Nearest international airport: Managua (MGA)
Travel time to nearest airport: 2 hours
Selva Negra can easily be reached with any vehicle and is accessible year-round. Public transportation may be taken to the entrance of the property and after a two-mile walk into the property, you will reach the lodge.
Km 140, Carretera vieja a Jinotega