Nicaragua Family Vacations

Hacienda Puerta del Cielo Ecolodge & Spa invites you and your family to experience the best Nicaragua has to offer this summer, with our exciting new Nicaragua Family Vacation Packages!

After receiving many requests from previous guests, Hacienda Puerta del Cielo will begin offering Summer-Time Vacation Packages for families with children.   

Our new Summer Vacation Packages have been designed with families in mind.  We have included fun and educational excursions suitable for you and your children. 

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all Hacienda Guests, please consider the following points before booking your family vacation:

  • CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY PARENTS AT ALL TIMES.  Our 60-acre property hugs the cliff-like rim of the ancient caldera which overlooks Volcan Masaya National Park.  This is 54 sq. km park is a protected tropical forest and wildlife reserve.  For their safety, children must be supervised at all times while at the Hacienda and are not permitted to venture away from the main buildings nor roam about the grounds unattended.
  • VERY IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY RULES.  Our “lazy river pool” is over 5 feet deep in some spots and is not gated, nor supervised by a lifeguard.  Children may enjoy our pool and pool terrace only if supervised by parents.  Jumping into the pool or running on the pool terrace is dangerous and strictly prohibited.  As a courtesy to all other Hacienda Guests, loud music may not be played on the pool terrace. 
  • COMPLIMENTARY KID-FRIENDLY MEALS & FOOD SAFETY.  Along with our delicious Nicaraguan specialty of the day, we also offer kid-friendly options, (PBJ, grilled cheese, chicken fingers…).  Please note that food and snacks can only be consumed in our dining area.  NO FOOD MAY BE BROUGHT into Casitas nor onto the pool terrace, as this will attract wildlife!
  • ACCOMMODATIONS.  We offer two types of accommodations for families: 

“Large Casita” (Casa Rosa & Casa JuanCa): 

We have two “Large Casitas” at the Hacienda which can accommodate our families of three.   The maximum occupancy in a “Large Casita” is either two (2) adults and one (1) child -OR- one (1) adult and two (2) children.  Our “Large Casita” consists of one large interior space with an en-suite bathroom, one (1) king-size bed for parents and one (1) twin-size bed for one child.       

“Family Suite” (Casa Maya):   

We have a two-room “Family Suite” available for our families of  four.   The maximum occupancy in our “Family Suite” is two (2) adults and two (2) children.  The Family Suite consists of two adjoining rooms which share a small bathroom.  One room has a queen-size bed for parents and the other room has two twin-size beds for the kids.

Nicaragua Family Adventure – 6 days/5 nights

The “Green Season” in Nicaragua runs from mid-May through mid-November.  It is when the Nicaraguan landscape is most lush and verdant.  During the Green Season, rainfall usually occurs in the early morning hours and in short bursts in the afternoon. The daily rains refresh the air and maintain ideal temperatures at the Hacienda. Rainfall does not interfere with daytime tours.  The three fabulous excursions included in this package are:

  • Daytime visit to the Colonial City of Granada,* founded in 1524 and believed to be the oldest European settlement on the American continent.  Here your children will learn how Granada survived repeated pirate and mercenary attacks.  You’ll climb 72 narrow and winding steps in the bell tower of a historic church which remained standing after Granada was burned to the ground by intruders!  Next we’ll visit the ChocoMuseo to learn about the history of chocolate, its importance in the Mayan culture, as well as, to sample hand-made chocolate treats!  You’ll have a chance to step back-in-time with a stroll on the cobblestone streets surrounding the historic Spanish Colonial Central Plaza.  This daytime tour will also take you on a cool and tranquil boat ride through the tiny islands called, “Las Isletas.”  When your boat reaches “Monkey Island” -if you dare- you may choose to interact with Lucy the spider monkey!  Sit back and relax on this small boat tour, as the local boatman points out nesting birds and interesting flower species along the way!
  • Daytime visit to Volcano Masaya National Park!**  After entering the National Park we will first visit the Vulcanology Museum, where your children will learn about the “ring of fire,” how volcanoes are formed and the many types of animals and insects found in the park.  Next, we’ll drive you to the summit of the active volcano!  Once there, you will walk just a few yards to the rim where you can peer into the abyss and witness the red molten lava churning within the Santiago Crater.  After this exciting experience, we will travel to the bustling city of Masaya, Nicaragua’s “Cradle of Culture.”  There you will visit Masaya’s popular Artisans’ Market, where you can explore the many colorful vendor stalls, each showcasing the exotic and beautifully rustic arts, crafts (and toys) handmade by local Artisans.
  • Daytime visit to the picturesque hilltop town of Catarina, for its breathtakingly sweeping vistas of lakes and volcanoes.  Next, you will visit a rustic pottery workshop in the tiny artesianal village of San Juan de Oriente where your children will learn how local craftsmen preserve their ancestors customs and traditions by maintaining the ancient Mayan pottery-making techniques. 

This Package for a Family of 3 or 4 includes;

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights in a “Large Casita” or “Family Suite,”
  • Complimentary meals are served at specific times on the Hacienda’s dining terrace for Guests who chose to remain at the hotel throughout the day:  Breakfast is offered from 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM; lunch is served at 12:00 noon; and dinner is served at 7:00 PM.  To read more about complimentary meals, please see our Hotel Policies.
  • Round-trip airport transfers for 3 or 4 family members traveling together, from Managua Int’l Airport to Hacienda Puerta del Cielo.  Advance reservation is required.  (Please note that evening flights do not arrive in time for our complimentary 7:00 PM dinner service or 5:00 PM appetizer.)
  • A complimentary Welcome Cocktail for parents and a Fruit Juice for your children at the Upstairs Bar on the day of your arrival! (One complimentary beverage per person).
  • Daily Complimentary Appetizer served at 5:00 PM at our Upstairs Bar.
  • Granada & Isletas Boat Tour, departs at 8:30 AM/returns at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is not provided at hotel – you will purchase your own meals in Granada.  Please note:  Food & refreshments consumed outside of our Hacienda are not included in the price of vacation packages or any other individual tours.
  • Masaya Volcano & Artisan Day Tour, departs at 8:30 AM/returns at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is not provided at hotel – you will purchase your own meals in Masaya.  Please note:  Food & refreshments consumed outside of our Hacienda are not included in the price of vacation packages or any individual tours.
  • Pottery Village & Catarina Tour, departs at 9:00 AM/returns at 2:00 PM.  Lunch is not provided at hotel – you will purchase your own meals in Catarina.  Please note:  Food & refreshments consumed outside of our Hacienda are not included in the price of vacation packages or any other individual tours.

Family Suite: $ 2,830.00 + tax  (for a family of four).

Large Casita:  $ 2,050.00 + tax (for a family of three).

Family Escape – 4 days/3 nights

Experience Hacienda Puerta del Cielo Ecolodge’s lush tropical setting with sweeping vistas of Volcán Masaya National Park, while relaxing on the deck of your own Private Casita!  Each comfortably appointed Private Casita enjoys spectacularly expansive views of the active and continuously smoking Masaya Volcano, located at a 5 km distance.  We have only two “Large Casitas” which can accommodate a family of three, as well as, only one “Family Suite” available for a family of four.  So make your reservations early!

This package for a Family of 3 or 4 includes;

  • 4 Days / 3 Nights in a “Large Casita” or “Family Suite.
  • Complimentary meals are served at specific times on the Hacienda’s dining terrace for Guests who chose to remain at the hotel throughout the day:  Breakfast is offered from 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM; lunch is served at 12:00 noon; and dinner is served at 7:00 PM.  To read more about complimentary meals, please see our Hotel Policies.
  • Round-trip airport transfers for 3 or 4 family members traveling together, from Managua Int’l Airport to Hacienda Puerta del Cielo.  Advance reservation is required.  (Please note that evening flights will not arrive in time for our complimentary 7:00 PM dinner service or 5:00 PM appetizer.)
  • A complimentary Welcome Cocktail for parents and a Fruit Juice for the children at the Upstairs Bar on the day of your arrival!  (One complimentary beverage per person).
  • Daily Complimentary Appetizer served at 5:00 PM at our Upstairs Bar.
  • Colonial Granada & Isletas Boat Tour (*see tour description above).  Tour departs at 8:30 AM/returns at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is not provided at hotel – you will purchase your own meal in Granada.  Please note that food & refreshments consumed outside of the Hacienda are not included in the price of vacation packages or any other individual tours.
  •  Masaya Volcano & Artisan Day Tour, (**see tour description above). Tour departs at 8:30 AM/returns at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is not provided at hotel, you will purchase your own meal in Masaya.  Please note that food & refreshments consumed outside of the Hacienda are not included in the price of vacation packages or any other individual tours.

Family Suite: $ 1,850.00 + tax  (for a family of four).

Large Casita:  $ 1,354.00 + tax  (for a family of three).

 

These special accommodation and tour combination packages are ONLY available by booking directly with Hacienda Puerta del Cielo, via our email address: reservations@haciendapuertadelcielo.com.

→PRICES ARE PER FAMILY AND DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES OR GRATUITIES.

 Please note:  These promotional vacation packages are non-refundable & full payment is due at time of reservation. 

 

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Prices are subject to change.  Please see our Cancellation Policy for more information.  Please note that all discounted rates & special packages are non-refundable and payment is due upon reservation.