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We believe in the power of play, discovery and astonishment. Unique adventures connect us more deeply to our surroundings, and rich perceptual experiences shape the way we see and move through the world around us. We hope, with more fiber and affection. Experience, exploration and discovery form the core of TreeCasa. We’ve created a place that makes a variety of immersive experiences onsite and off the beaten path more accessible. So that you can come alive.
It’s the closet thing you’ll come to communion, the water babies will tell you. It’s holy, just you and the ocean and a heartless immensity that soaks the soul. Each crest of a wave you watch, wait, miss and finally catch is an eternal moment. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is an insider secret among die-hard surfing enthusiasts drawn to humble fishing villages with world-class waves. Access majestic black-sand beaches or dazzling blond-shores and find the best surf breaks anywhere in the world, for every level. Even if you don’t surf, it’s worth wandering to one of these shores to see a sunset that breaks your heart.
VOLCANOES & CLOUD FORESTS
EXPLORE NEW GEOGRAPHIES
Nicaragua is home to nienteen volcanoes, each with their particular character and landscape. On Isla Ometepe, an island formed by two volcanoes rising out of Central America’s largest freshwater lake, you can hike lush cloud forests to a the rim of a inactive volcano Maderas with a crater lake, or through tropical forest to the ash-covered peaks of the active stratovolcano, Concepción. For contrast, Masaya is composed of a nested set of calderas and craters.
The complete harmony of horse and human in fluid movement is a singularly unique experience. Take an equi-tour. Explore ocean ridge, rainforests and sandy shores on horseback. These majestic creatures give you access to acres of lush coastal forest, rolling hills and breathtaking ocean views, just minutes from your TreeCasa doorstep.
LAGUNA DE APOYO
ANCIENT CALDERA LAKE RESERVE
Laguna de Apoyo is a nature-lover’s paradise and full of wildlife encounters. Swim, kayak, hike, scuba dive or bird-watch on a daytrip or stay overnight to watch the clouds roll in over the water. The expansive reserve protects the 6.6km-wide, 175m-deep volcanic lake, tropical forest ecosystems, over 500 species of plants, trees, wild orchids, over 230 species of native birds, and land animals including anteaters, pacas, jaguarundis, howler and capuchin monkeys…
JUNGLE CANOPY TOUR
SOAR OVER TREES
Gain new perspectives for geography and landscape with an aerial view. Fly through a cathedral of trees tucked in cloud forests. Experience soaring over Nicaragua’s coastal and volcano landscapes on an exhilarating zipline canopy tour. Bask in the sounds and sights of wildlife in their natural habitat as you rush by.
MOUNTAIN BIKE MILES
Mountain biking gives you more direct rugged hugging interaction with the terrain. 20 miles of trails carve through wet and dry forests with striking views of ocean and volcanoes, right on the TreeCasa Resort property. Explore exotic flora and see howler monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds and butterflies. Take in a sigh or two when you stop to drink in spectacular vistas on the ridge.
SAIL THE COAST
Drink in alluring coastline and experience marine wildlife on an epic catamaran adventure. The exhilarating rush of waves and spray invite water play. Access gorgeous coves and secluded beaches to see the most stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets anywhere in the world.
More to Explore…
- Visit Matagalpa Coffee Country: At 700 meters elevation, this highland region’s “eternal spring” climate offers great hiking, scenery and wildlife encounters. Get first-hand experience of local eco-farming cooperatives and the handcraft processes of this rich tradition
- Tour Cacao Farms and Eat Hand-Make Chocolate: Take a boat ride through mangrove forest and howler monkey habitat, walk through beautiful rainforest up to where horses await, and arrive at a highland cacao plantation. Learn how to harvest and process raw cacao; taste flavors unique to this region and make your own chocolate by hand
- Capture the Colonial Architecture of Granada: this beautiful colonial-era city is a photographer’s and architect’s dream. Exquisite churches and museums, charming houses of every color from deep cobalt blues to vibrant yellows and hot pinks.
- Explore Masaya Handicrafts and Lore: the site of an active volcano, Masaya is known as “The Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore” and it is the heart of Nicaraguan handicrafts: unique handwoven hammocks, embroidered blouses, wood carvings, hemp weaving, hardwood furniture and more. The historical city center has open plazas and two large 16th century baroque churches