The Selva Negra Ecolodge is located close to Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Its name sounds well-known for a Germany if you translate it: selva negra means black forest or Schwarzwald. In the 19th century immigrants from Germany created a coffee plantation there and gave it a name from their former home. Today their descendants still own this place and run a wonderful business: sustainable farming and eco-tourism.
Lodging there is available in all different kinds: from hotel rooms, amazing cabañas to a youth hostel. At a lake you’ll find a restaurant with a large playground goose running around freely (some people they like, some don’t – you’ll find out). The hotel offers coffee tours and you can explore a wonderful diverse network of trails through the forest. Some are short, some lengthy, some flat, some steep. They’ll hand you a map when checking in. For me as an inhabitant of Göttingen, Germany, it was a necessity to visit this place: as one of the family members studied in my hometown they’ve created the statue of La Niña de los Gansos, a replica of our icon, the Gänseliesel.
Selva Negra Ecolodge
Km 140 Carretera Mat-Jin