Sustainable Practices

Inspired by the natural world around us, we have endeavored to be as responsible and environmentally sensitive in the operations of the Village as possible.

We are not an “eco-resort,” per se, because the sacrifice required on the part of our guests to achieve this status (i.e. lights out by 11pm, no computer charging during the day, and no fans allowed at night) makes such labeling impractical for our guests. Instead, we stand by a deeper-rooted philosophy to do as much as we can while maintaining a level of service and luxury our guests expect. We produce about 2 large garbage bags of trash per day, but we limit the use of disposable materials where possible. We live on the grid, and use power from non-renewable sources, but about 25% of our energy usage is powered by wind turbines. To help offset this ongoing operational footprint and the damage we caused to the land through the construction of the Village, we have undertaken a few eco-inspired & community-minded initiatives, described here.

To minimize our daily garbage production, we compost all organic and perishable waste, recycle all glass and plastic products (you’ll note many of the shower feature bottles of Flor de Cana consumed on site), and mulch or burn all cardboard. We encourage guests to help us offset our footprint by minimizing the purchase of plastic bottles while in Nicaragua and instead using reusable drinking bottles (available in the gift shop).