Pacaya Lodge and Spa Opens March 1st

Pacaya Lodge and Spa is a luxury resort overlooking the clear waters of Nicaragua’s iconic crater lake. The only 5 star resort at Laguna de Apoyo, our intimate property offers a boutique experience twenty minutes from Granada.

Each of our twenty-six rooms offers a stunning view over the jungle canopy to the crater lake below, with Granada and Lake Nicaragua visible on the horizon. Our lodge and casitas feature furniture, art and decor created by local artisans, blending an authentic Nicaraguan feel with the lodge’s warm, contemporary design.

Located about halfway between the cities of Granada and Masaya, Pacaya Lodge and Spa is in the heart of Nicaragua’s picturesque pueblos blancos, villages known for their quality, authentic art and handicrafts. Pacaya is a perfect hopping-off point to explore neighboring market villages, to hike nearby volcanoes, to spend the day at the beach, or enjoy an evening in Granada.

Come unwind in the hammock on your private balcony. Float in the infinity pool overlooking the crater lake. Indulge in a signature spa treatment or wander the trails through the reserve to the calls of howler monkeys and exotic birds. Enjoy open-air fine dining with ingredients sourced from local purveyors and our own organic garden. Trek down to the lake to sunbathe, swim and paddle in the clear, thermal waters of Laguna de Apoyo.

Come enjoy a boutique experience surrounded by nature and the handiwork of local artists and artisans. We look forward to welcoming you.


Reservations Required | Reserve your private table service with Chef Bismarck Hernandez! Offering much more than an incredible meal, Chef Hernandez’s personality, flair, and gourmet dishes set against the breathtaking view of Laguna de Apoyo join together to create the most enjoyable culinary experience in all of Nicaragua. Your private table, custom-selected dishes, and expertly-paired wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. Chef Hernandez will present each of your selected courses with his unique blend of showmanship and culinary knowledge that earned him a Michelin Star in Europe.


Private spa studios

Open-air restaurant and bar

Infinity pool

Yoga deck and daily classes

Tours and excursions desk

Waterfront access

Floating deck and paddlesports

Shuttle to Granada

Artisan workshops and demonstrations

On-site solar power

Two fully wheelchair accessible rooms

Organic garden

24-hour reception and security


Wireless Internet

Signature, artisan bath amenities

Keycard entry

Energy efficient climate control

Local artisan-made woodwork and furniture

Private balcony with hammocks

Daily housekeeping

En suite bathrooms


Airport transfer

Paddlesport equipment rental

Dry cleaning and laundry service

Guided tours and excursions

Two conference rooms with audio/visual amenities and capacity for 50 people


Pacaya Lodge and Spa is committed to giving back to the vibrant communities of Laguna de Apoyo. We recognize that in addition to being the right thing to do, investing in our community makes good business sense. In a country where fewer than 10% of rural youth finish high school, Pacaya Lodge and Spa is supporting the education of 240 students from surrounding communities by contributing a percentage of all lodge revenues to Emprendedora, a technical high school located 10 km from the lodge. The school, which is operated by Opportunity International Nicaragua, offers students technical education in tourism or agriculture, Nicaragua’s two leading industries. In addition to contributing revenues directly to the school, Pacaya Lodge engages school services such as laundry, sources produce from its working farm and offers internships and professional development opportunities to outstanding students.


From the entrance to Laguna de Apoyo on Carretera Masaya:

The entrance is at the 37 1/2 kilometer mark on the Carretera Masaya. Follow the uphill road for about 15 minutes and then you will get to a junction. You should see what looks like a general entrance sign where you have to go down to the wáter or take right. Turn right where the Pacaya Lodge & Spa arrow points, Keep following the paved road for another 10min, you will pass through a school and continue on going straight, until you see the last Pacaya Lodge signaling for you to turn left. The main entrance is 100mts after this last turn.

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