Apoyo Lodge is a health and wellness boutique hotel and private retreat space, located on the shore of the healing Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.

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Paul Havill

from Uruguay, March 2020

"Wonderful lodge and super hosts"

Beautiful lake, lovely hosts, great massage.

Barbara Beachley

from United States of America, February 2020

"Amazing restorative experience"

I absolutely loved my experience here. I was completely at peace and relaxed the entire time - swinging in my hammock looking at the lake, swimming, hiking, enjoying the absolutely delicious food, wonderful yoga classes and Thai yoga massage with Andrea, and the lovely proprietors and staff. It was idyllic in every way!

Carly Schwartz

from Canada, January 2020

"Most peaceful place on earth!"

Apoyo Lodge is a stunning oasis in Nicaragua. The water is perfect, the grounds encourage relaxation and the yoga location is so beautiful! The food is delicious and nourishing, and so creative for vegan fare! The staff are super helpful and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Highly recommended, I would love to come back again soon!

Tracey Butterfill

from Panama, December 2019


The location is absolutely stunning. The yoga shala and our room overlooked the lake, which is so beautiful, peaceful and calm. We felt truly cut off from the outside world. The lake is clean and warm, so is heavenly to swim in. Andrea was our yoga teacher. She was very nice and her teaching style is gentle. She has the most soothing voice! An early morning class watching the sunrise over the lake is the perfect start to the day. The shala is lit up with fairy lights and candles at night, so is a really nice place for a sunset / evening session. Miriam and Manuel are lovely hosts - so friendly and kind. I had a deep tissue massage with Manuel, which was excellent. The food is healthy, fresh, varied, beautifully presented and delicious. Our room was really spacious and comfortable with a huge balcony overlooking the lake. There are comfortable hammocks hanging everywhere and nice music, so it really is the perfect place to unwind! The staff are really lovely and everything is kept clean. The WiFi is very good here too so you don’t feel completely isolated from the outside world! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I didn’t want to leave!

Sam Mertins

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"If you're on the fence, book it!"

The location, price and accommodation for this retreat was exceptional. Miriam is a wonderful host with amazing dedication to her practice. The views are unbeatable and the lodge is just short of magical. Nicaragua is a safe destination for travelers of all backgrounds, including solo females. I highly recommend taking the leap, spending the time, getting a bit more connected to yourself and the natural world around you.


from Australia, August 2019

"Just one word unpretentious “BLISS”"


The people, the staff, the yoga, the isolation, the mineralised water in the crater, and did I mention the food.!

The weather.

Day trips.



Jennifer Croll

from United States of America, August 2019

"Peaceful retreat"

I loved the far out peaceful location. There were only like 6-8 rooms so the number of people at the hotel was small. The staff was all so helpful with any possible need. Having the lake close was nice. There were bug net on each individual bed which is great.

Jon Nathan

from United States of America, August 2019

"Amazing retreat"

Our stay at Apoyo Lodge was beautiful and relaxing. The lodge is on the shore of Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic crater about an hour south of Managua. The lodge provided a car and driver coming and going, and even picked us up at our AirBnB in Managua instead of the airport. The last few miles of the road leading to the resort were unpaved and a bit uneven, but the drivers were pros. The lagoon itself was amazing - clear blue, warm, and great for swimming every day. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The breeze and fans kept us cool even without A/C. The yoga studio overlooks the lagoon and is an amazing setting for classes. Miriam has a unique and thoughtful teaching style that blends a small amount of mantras with yoga philosophy, theory, deep stretching, and helpful adjustments. The food was delicious and healthy, and each meal included a dessert! The lodge also coordinated daily excursions to local tourist sites like Masaya and Mombacho volcanos, a boat tour of Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua, and hikes around Laguna de Apoyo. The on-site rescue cats and canine mascot were lots of fun too. The trip was a great value on top of everything else. Highly recommend a stay at Apoyo Lodge!


from Italy, August 2019

"Peaceful and magic"

New and fresh vegan meals each day. Bathing in the lagoon is something magical and The nature is gorgeous and the staff make you feel at home and pampered.

Hebe Atzori

from Isle of Man, May 2019

"Magical 😍"

Apoyo is just breath taking, so beautiful and peaceful. The yoga studio is picture perfect overlooking the lagoon. Miriam is an amazing person and teacher. The lagoon is so nice to swim in, the whole lodge is just full of life and sounds, surrounded by nature and wildlife. The food is top quality too, heathy and delicious. I got so lucky to meet four other solo female travellers that I could go on day trips around Nicaragua with too! I couldn’t have asked for a better place to escape to for the week. Thank you so much!

Sebnem Tugce Pala

from United States of America, May 2019

"Heavenly place and smashing vegan food"

Apoyo Lodge was such a heavenly place. Lagoon was amazing and it really made me calm. The food was definitely smashing. I also really loved the massage. Prices of smoothies and lunch (extras) were very reasonable and I am in love with morning yoga classes. The sound of the birds and waves made this place remarkable!

Kim Radovich

from Canada, April 2019


Miriam is an amazing host. She is always around making sure that you have everything you need. Organizing any excursions and answering all questions. The food is amazing and very nourishing. The water is healing and the view spectacular. If you are looking for a vacation that is nourishing for your soul this is it.

Joe Vasquez

from United States of America, April 2019

"A wonderful getaway!"

The retreat was everything I had hoped for and more. My airline lost my luggage and the team at Apoyo Lodge was so supportive – I knew I was in good hands. Shayah was a wonderful yoga instructor and the food, the food was incredible! Be sure to swim in the lake, visit the volcano, and go on the boat tour!

Yessenia Zuniga

from United States of America, April 2019

"Amazing experience! "

The location is breathtaking, the people are warm and friendly, the food is DELICIOUS! Everything about this place exceeded my expectations. This is so worth the money and time off. I will definitely be back.


from United States of America, April 2019

Excellent stay! The lake is perfect, the food incredible, and the hosts are beyond hospitable

Diana Cote

from United States of America, March 2019

"Unforgettable - Left rejuvenated, refreshed and inspired!"

Everything at Apoyo Lodge from the welcome and hospitality to the food and yoga are absolutely perfect and are truly unforgettable.

The place - On the shore of a 20,000 year old volcanic crater now lagoon and natural reserve - it's beautiful, serene, peaceful. We watched the sunrise every morning and it was impossible not to feel a connection to this earth. You can spend the day reading, swimming, eating or exploring the surroundings and towns.

The food - I am not a vegan but the plant-based meals were ridiculously delicious, made with fresh ingredients right in front of you in the open kitchen. I did not stop eating, every breakfast, snack, lunch, dessert, dinner was so amazing! You eat breakfast and dinner in a family setting so you get to meet the other guests - one of my favorite times of the day!

Yoga - Starting the day with sunrise yoga led by Shayah on the deck overlooking the lagoon was so unbelievably peaceful and grounding. She radiates such a positive energy, she will be missed!

The staff - everyone that you interacted with is so welcoming! Miriam and Manuel, the owners are always around if you need anything; arrangements or special requests - they will make it happen. The massages by Manuel are very relaxing with the sound of the waves, birds and breeze in the background, a must!!

In the short five days I was there, I only felt positive energy, gratefulness and so thankful to have had the opportunity to experience this community. I will be back!

Lori Turcanu

from United States of America, March 2019

"A total disconnect! "

My entire stay was extremely grounded and relaxing, met amazing people, shared breakfasts and dinners and few experiences. The yoga practice lead by Miriam every morning and evening was beyond beautiful and addicting! She is an amazing host all around, couldn’t ask for more!

Everyone in the staff was full of real joy and the most beautiful smiles. I have never seen so many hearts smiling in one place! This was truly paradise for 4 days! I have to mention the food was delicious made with love and fresh fruits and vegetables just picked up, btw, I am not vegan!

Peggy Goins

from United States of America, March 2019

"Perfect getaway!"

The location is very scenic and perfectly situated along the lagoon. The property is beautiful and well-maintained. It's the perfect place to come and be at peace with yourself and one with nature. There's something almost magical about how relaxing it was.

The staff were excellent and very accommodating. Miriam was so lovely and tries so hard to make sure everyone has an excellent stay at Apoyo and during any excursions around Nicaragua.

The food was also amazing and healthy. I'm not vegan but enjoyed everything that was served.

Daily/morning yoga was a great way to start the day and Shayah was a wonderful instructor.

Transportation to and from the Lodge was very convenient. I felt safe around Apoyo and Nicaragua.

I would highly recommend Apoyo Lodge and can't wait to visit again! It's like a little piece of heaven.

Jennifer Delli Carpini

from United States of America, March 2019

"Amazing stay in Nicaragua "

The people, the hospitality and how easy it was to explore the area

Ankit Gadi

from United States of America, February 2019

"Feels like Home away from home :)"

I booked my stay at Apoyo lodge last minute and actually had no idea what to expect. I am glad to say that it turned to be a positive surprise. The entire experience was nothing short of bliss. Amazing staff, yoga teachers and food was just unreal. I am no vegan but any standards but I did not miss meat at all during my stay at Apoyo Lodge! Each and every meal is made with fresh ingredients and its just a party for your senses. Overall, everything at this lodge is done with so much love and purpose. The best part of my stay was meeting like minded amazing people from all over the world! I miss those beautiful souls. Highly recommend this place! I may have to go back myself at some point in my life :)

thank you Miriam and family for making me feel at home away from home!

Reneé Klein

from United States of America, January 2019

"Go! This place is amazing! "

Amazing food. Not a vegan but the food blew me away! I can’t wait for the cook book to come out. The grounds are kept up amazingly and everyone was so nice! I really loved every second I was there. The yoga was great not overwhelming and great for beginners and experienced yogis alike.


from Canada, July 2019

"Très accomodant"

Ils sont très accommodants pour les sorties hors du resort concernant les taxis et les activités

Cindy Lauper

from Nicaragua, April 2019

"Perfect place for a timeout"

This was the best Yogaretreat ever. The food is super delicious and for me the portions where more than big enough. The place is quiet and peaceful. I liked the garden and all the places to chill out there. The lake is refreshing and its chill to use the provided tubes to hang out. The morning Yogaclass is just perfect with the beautiful view. I loved the quietness in this place and to have time for myself. The rooms are lovely decorated and I enjoyed the hot shower. There is a strong wifi, free bananas, water and tea the whole time. The teachers where very nice and professional. They take care of you all day. I recommend to enjoy a massage there, its super relaxing.

Jo Hutchins

from United States of America, January 2020

Perfect way to detox for 2020. My body feels great from the 100% tea, water and non-usa/fresh/plant based, no-alcohol [that one was sneaky since I didn't know they didn't serve it, but I'm happy they don't] diet and just the chance to feel like I didn't have to be somewhere for once. Me anger and ADHD just softened and I'm focused again on, "how do we dance as the world keeps turning." Treat yourself to a nicaragu yoga retreat, I'm sure sold on them now.

This yoga studio rests next to jungle mountains and the beautiful lake apoyo and I very highly recommend it! My sessions both in class and solo were a dream - under a moon lit sky, wind coming directly from the lake, te morning classes felt bathed in the surroundings of flowers, plants and the sun coming off the mountains. Keep in mind, there are occasional insects and morning sounds of howler monkeys in the distance, but if your wanting to connect to the raw elements of nature, esta bien.

This retreat offers excursions for a charge, but my entire stay I didn't even leave the lodge besides into apoyo lake. The toughest part of my stay was deciding which hammock to cuddle up in to read my book or take a kitty nap. I really felt the zen and solitude I needed here, but come meal time friendly people from all around the world would come together for delicious, vegan meals and cheerful talk. My welcome and stay was so safe! The staff is super sweet, the yoga instructor/lmt is awesome and the hosts are very relaxed and wonderful.

Maria Joao Rosa

from Portugal, January 2020

"Perfect retreat place to unwind and reconnect"

Apoyo Lodge is one of a kind with its location by the lagoon and inside a volcano crater, there aren’t many places like that that we know of and to top that with their wonderful staff that takes care of us at all times, making us feel like family, and feeding us delicious vegan food, makes this quite a special place indeed. Definitely recommend, if you are looking for a wholesome and relaxed experience, away from crowds and party people, this is your haven :)

Michelle Ramos

from United States of America, January 2020

"Exceeded my expectations!"

The personal touch from booking through the ride back to the airport was incredible! The facility is beautiful and clean, classes were good, food was to die for and although remote the folks made arrangements to get us out to see other nearby areas everyday if we wanted. Can’t say enough!

Taune Lyons

from United States of America, November 2019

"Amazing visit! Will definitely be back 💛"

Apoyo Lodge is SO dreamy! From the lovely location on the water, to the delicious (photo-worthy) food, the AM and PM yoga, Shanti the pup, the people that visit from all over and of course the wonderful team that lovingly run it! I celebrated a birthday here and they worked with my mom in a different country to help her surprise me with sweet treats and song. They seriously go above and beyond. I will most certainly be back ❤️❤️❤️✨

Eva Schramm

from United States of America, September 2019

"Loved everything about this experience!"

Beautiful space, helpful staff and excellent food. I’m not a vegan myself but it was great to detox for the week and the food was surprisingly tasty, especially all the teas and juices they put out. I also loved the view of the lagoon. Swimming out or taking one of the paddle boards they have out and enjoying the peace and quiet on the water was great. Miriam and Maribel are both total angels.

Jay Kim

from Canada, August 2019

"Heaven in Nicaragua"

Everything about this retreat centre was perfect absolutely no complaints. Everybody who works here was wonderful and accommodating.

Kathy Hokin

from Australia, August 2019

"A little piece of Heaven "

Everything was wonderful and better than I expected. The overwhelming surprise was the friendships gained whilst on my 5 day retreat. Beautiful people from different countries and walks of life with health and well-being in common. Swimming in the beautiful lagoon was magic. A truely exceptional experience.

Kyna Payawal

from United States of America, June 2019

"The most beautiful and peaceful place to rewind and renew"

Miriam is an absolute angel and Apoyo Lodge is a slice of heaven. I looked forward to the yoga classes every morning at the beautiful yoga shala in front of the lagoon. She led a beautiful class everyday with the surrounding sound of nature. And the food is incredible!! Fresh and thoughtfully prepared plant based meals that I’m already missing. Everyone there also made me feel at home. Plus I met some great new friends that I got to explore Nicaragua with when we’re not relaxing at the lodge. Thank you Miriam and everyone at Apoyo! I hope to come back one day :)

Lety Prospero

from Canada, April 2019

"I loved the location and the people. Truly a place to relax"

Food is amazing, delicious and lot of it, menu Changes everyday. The location is very safe and there is really nothing to fear, people is super friendly and willing to help. I left my room with door wide open during my stay :)

Christina Skaatan

from Costa Rica, April 2019

"Never wanted to leave"

Apoyo Lodge was absolutely amazing! I was supposed to stay for 3 nights, but I loved it so much I ended up staying for 8 nights. Shayah and Dan were amazing hosts, and Shayah has such a calm and comfortable yoga-voice. That, together with the view, the sound of the waves, monkeys and birds, made the yoga a highlight of the day. The food was out-of-this-world-good and I made the best of friends and had such a great time. We went on hikes, excursions and had bonfires looking at the stars. Can not recommend this place enough! And also, Nicaragua was perfectly safe to travel to! Its just a beautiful country missing its tourists.

Amanda Biffle

from United States of America, February 2019

"What a gem!"

The staff at Apoyo Lodge is so welcoming and accommodating. The meals were all delicious and nutritious.

Tracey Rubinoff

from United States of America, January 2019

"Beyond expectations"

I can not recommend enough! It’s a true tropical paradise - everything is so well run and the grounds are beautiful. I was looking for a relaxing getaway for a few days and this completely exceeded expectations. Every morning we woke up and did yoga in the most incredible setting overlooking the lagoon, spent the day getting a massage, swimming in the lagoon, or choosing from one of the many excursions. And the best part, the food! Every single meal was completely different and full of delicious, healthy plant based food. Perfect for solo travelers, friends or couples. Definitely do not need to be an experienced yogi; Miriam is great at leading the practice for all levels. I can’t wait to return in the future! Thank you to Miriam and the whole staff for being so welcoming and your warm hospitality.


from United States of America, January 2019

"Apoyo Lodge Amazing Experience "

Amazing first solo trip! Everything from the food to the buildings to the yoga classes and massage are done with such care you can feel the love coming out in so many aspects. I was a little nervous to come here with the travel advisories but I didn't feel at any time in danger, Miriam and her staff made me feel confident in my travels. The lagoon is absolute paradise, and the people on the retreat were all very positive and kind. Had a great time!

Odessa Deffenbaugh

from United States of America, May 2018

"Life changing experience at Apoyo Lodge"

The detox was challenging but just what I needed to turn my physical health challenges around. Thats to the amazing support I received, my new healthy habits have stayed with me and I am SO grateful for the genuine love and care that was given to each retreat participant. Besides, the price was incredibly affordable for the TLC we received.