Hacienda Mérida is an accessible hotel.
We have made the commitment and investment to allow everyone to enjoy the beauties of Ometepe and to participate in our mission for sustainable and responsible living. The restaurant/sitting area has ramped access as do the rooms on the second floor (even if you are not staying up here, the view of the lake is beautiful and it's a great place to read). For the day visitor or dorm user, there is a communal bathroom, shower, and sink designed for easy wheelchair use.
In addition to our focus on education, Hacienda Mérida supports and organizes a variety of projects in the hopes of providing Ometepe with a bright future. These include scientific studies of our island's wildlife, conservation projects, efforts to provide veterinary care for pets on the island, and medical missions to care for Ometepe's human inhabitants.
Hacienda Merida provides funds for Fundacion Ometepe, a certified non-profit organization. By channeling the profits from Hacienda Merida to the Foundation, the non-profit avoids administration costs required to organize fundraising. Both are headed by Alvaro Molina. Hacienda Merida and Foundacion Ometepe are thus intimately linked in the projects listed below.
To avoid administration costs, we raise funds to continue our projects largely through emails and internet. If you are interested in any particular projects and want to contribute, there are Donate buttons for each one and opportunities to get involved in some cases.
|Abstract of Monkey Research Findings||Articles and Research|
|IDEA Wild Proposal||Grants and Proposals|
|Mantled howler monkeys research abstract||Articles and Research|
|Ometepe Biological Station||Medical Projects|
|Sustainable Construction Pilot Site||Conservation|
|The Role of Field Schools and Private Reserves in the Ethical Training of Primatologists||Articles and Research|
|Veterinary Brigades||Medical Projects|