WIRELESS INTERNET AVAILABLE in Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo free to our overnight guests
Hostel Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo is near the lake and the forest. Photo Jeffrey McCrary.
The Biological Research Station "Estación Biológica" offers hostel
accomodations in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua. Fourteen private rooms and dorms near the shore of Lake Apoyo are available
to travelers and visitors. Our accomodations are basic and rustic, our center designed for the budget traveler who may be interested in the issues of
nature, biodiversity and natural area conservation in Nicaragua. Visitors seeking economic and environmentally friendly hotel
accomodations and great meals with fresh, natural ingredients at Laguna de Apoyo are welcome to visit us.
Wildlife such as monkeys, trogons and toucans are in the yard at Hostel Estación Biológica Laguna
de Apoyo. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
Estación Biológica serves as a support center for
locally organized initiatives in conservation, including community organization and skills training. Our staff work closely
with with the community and local and central government officials to promote actions and policies which protect the wild natural
resources in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Training in natural resources management, natural sciences, and
Spanish language and the Nicaraguan popular culture is conducted for Nicaraguans and foreigners planning to work or volunteer in the region.
Through promotion of scientific research, Estación Biológica is the principal reason that Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve
is the most widely cited natural area in Nicaragua in scientific research reports.
Meals with fresh, local, organically grown ingredients are served at Estación Biológica. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
Estación Biológica offers great home-style meals prepared with natural ingredients, and activities such as scuba diving, birdwatching, and
courses in Spanish and environmental issues. Prices for lodging start at ten dollars and include a great breakfast of fruits, milk and granola, gallo pinto
and world-class, socially responsible coffee. The resources of Estación Biológica are available for scientists, volunteers, and guests. We
can host groups for courses, seminars, and retreats. Individuals and groups are invited for day visits or overnight stays. We have campsites
available for those with camping gear and tents.
By visiting us or using our hotel services, you help contribute to a local not-for-profit organization whose proceeds are
returned directly to the community in education and conservation actions. “Estación Biológica” is administered by the
Nicaraguan Foundation for Integral Community Development, which operates continuously in Nicaragua since 1973.
Our rustic accomodations are in the midst of forest cover and wildlife. Private rooms and dorm
accomodations are available. Photo by Pablo Somarriba.
Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo is near the water, so swimming is an option during the day
and at night. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
The yard at Hostel Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo is managed to promote the presence of wildlife.
Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.
Contact us here for inquiries on availability and a price quote. Whether a backpacker travelling alone or a
delegation, we want to help you enjoy and learn for the best possible experience in Nicaragua.