Nature lover to nature lover: Aqua Wellness Resort is as good as it gets. The resort was built on
a forested hillside, its Tree Houses organically integrated into the tropical landscape where
howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys and many other native mammals cohabit. Our climate is
benevolent and there are no predatory cats or aggressive venomous snakes to be concerned
about. Feel free to explore and enjoy.
What we see and share space with at Aqua include the monkeys mentioned above; four species
of sea turtles; seasonal humpback whales; dolphins; bioluminescent algae; opossums; sloths;
raccoons; the occasional neighbor’s cow or horse, as well as a myriad of birds. Birds you are
likely to see and hear at Aqua include mangrove hawks; Amazonian king fishers; all manner of
woodpeckers; many estuary species such as blue herons, tiger herons, northern jacanas and
occasional roseate spoonbills; as well as oropendolas; trogons; and the spectacular turquoise‐
browed motmot, locally called the Guardabarranco and Nicaragua’s national bird.
Aqua’s unique location places it alongside the coastline, yet adjacent to a mangrove as well as a
Pacific tropical wet/dry forest. Our coastal hills are resplendent with white plumeria, Nicaragua’s
national flower, while the forests are verdant in the green season and blooming yellow, orange,
red and purple in the dry season – and that is just in our neck of the woods. We are happy to
take guests on eco‐excursions to explore the natural wonders of Nicaragua. These include
UNESCO nature reserves; cloud‐forested national parks; freshwater lakes with island
archipelagoes; sea turtle reserves; mangroves; secluded beaches and lagoons; and volcanoes
both dormant and active.