To celebrate my 37th birthday Gord and I decided to take a vacation from our vacation. We packed our bags, hopped on the micro bus and made our way to Laguna de Apoyo.
Rated #1 on Trip Advisor for Specialty Lodging in the area we opted to stay at Apoyo Lodge & Camp. As soon as we put our bags down and got settled into our room I knew we made the right choice for accommodations. Our room was spacious, airy and super clean.
Sleeping with the windows and doors open all night was the best! We had our own private balcony that overlooked the laguna.
We unpacked our things and freshened up a bit before I helped myself to a cold Tona from the fridge and took a seat in one of the hammock chairs.
Apoyo Lodge’s refreshment station works on an honor system. Basically you help yourself to whatever beverage you want and then mark it down on your tab. Whether you’re in the mood for a mojito or champagne they have it all! Non-alcoholic drinks are also available.
Although we brought some of our own food we opted to have Sasha cook lunch for us. After all, we were on vacation! The Cabbage Ginger Wraps with Peanut Sauce were slightly spicy, a bit crunchy and extremely tasty! The Almond Cranberry Feta Salad that came with our wraps offered the ever so good sweet and bitter combo. This healthy, vegetarian lunch was a welcomed change from the typical Nicaraguan food we’ve been eating for the last two months. Before we were even finished our meal we knew we wouldn’t be doing any of our own cooking for the remainder of our stay because it would be better left to the professionals.
In the morning we woke up to the sound of the howler monkeys and tropical birds and the best continental breakfast ever. All you can eat fresh fruit, whole grain toast and coffee, good coffee that is, was included in our nightly room rate. The display you see below was prepared by Shamus.
In addition to the the clean, clear refreshing waters of the laguna amenities at Apoyo Lodge include a floating dock…
…a Hookah Lounge and…
…a private rancho with kitchen for guests to use.
Apoyo Lodge also has a BBQ, a skate park, inner tubes, paddle boards, a paddle boat and a sailboat and hammocks for guests to use.
The moment we arrived at Apoyo Lodge we felt comfortable and at ease with our hosts Shamus & Sasha. Over the course of the weekend we enjoyed great conversation and shared lots of laughs. We look forward to hanging out with this fellow Canadian couple again later this month when they’ll be in our neck of the woods. In addition to Shamus & Sasha’s company we also enjoyed the time we spent with Apoyo Lodge’s furry friends Do, Kongo and Maude.
My birthday weekend at Apoyo Lodge was an all-around awesome one. We can’t wait to go back!
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