Maderas National Park Crater Lake at 1400 meters of elevation 2012


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.

The Hotel Hacienda Merida and Fundacion Ometepe

Fundacion Ometepe 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
Fiberglass Signs Conservation
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

Getting there


Hotel Hacienda Merida
Maderas Volcano, Ometepe Island
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 Telefonos Movistar (505) 2560 0496 / 2560 0493

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