TreeCasa Resort Opens in Nicaragua
Sustainable Tree House Resort Sprouts Roots Near San Juan Del Sur
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA – TreeCasa Resort announces the opening of its secluded eco tree house community perched high amongst the tropical Central American forest. Located 10 minutes from Nicaragua’s adventure capital, San Juan Del Sur on the southwest coast, the 36-room property features two pools, an orchard, organic garden, garden-to-table restaurant, poolside bar, two yoga decks, two lounges, meeting space, horseback riding and a maze of hiking and dirt biking trails.
“A trip to TreeCasa is like summer camp for the soul, a place where travel experiences leave you permanently transformed,” said Douglas Jackson, President and CEO, TreeCasa Resort. “Our vision was to create a sustainable yet comfortable experience that showcases the natural beauty of Nicaragua while simultaneously introducing a way for visitors to connect to each other, the destination and to themselves.”
TreeCasa is surrounded by Ceiba Pentandra (Kapok) trees, considered in Mesoamerican tradition to be sacred in energy, and celebrated for its medicinal benefits. Guests can choose a stay in the serene main tree house or in one of 35 canopy suites. The rooms are styled with hand-carved furniture, stone countertops, a king or two twins beds and a large bathroom and a spacious balcony equipped with a hammock for relaxing and enjoying unrivaled mountain views. Each suite combines traditional thatched roof architecture using native hardwood to seamlessly blend into the jungle atmosphere and pay homage to the surrounding nature.
The property features two hillside yoga decks where visitors can reflect and renew, or enjoy a moment of silence. After reviving that inner glow with free daily classes for guests, wander through wooden decks on a shaded path of trees to visit native birds, butterflies, insects, fish, amphibians, mammals, a wide array of native birds, and even a family of local howler monkeys that call TreeCasa home. The more adventurous can head for the hills on two wheels or on foot on the newly developed mountain bike and hiking trails, created for every skill level. Travelers seeking relaxation may enjoy romantic poolside dinners, a sunset picnic or even a bonfire.
TreeCasa was designed to enhance sustainability and utilizes elements of wind and water through a greywater catchment and recycling system. In an ongoing commitment to sustainability, the surrounding buildings were created using local, natural, indigenous materials and techniques combined with modern technology.
The menu at La Cocina de TreeCasa, the resort’s signature restaurant, takes pride utilizing local ingredients by reflecting the day’s harvest from the resort’s expansive organic garden and orchard. Nicaraguan-born food and beverage director and trained chef Gullermo Juarez Herrera creates healthy plant based meals to nourish the soul of vegetarians as well as regional meat dishes to please carnivores. Using a rainbow of traditional Mesoamerican produce from the garden, dishes such as the “No Masa Empanada” may include an assortment of fruit and vegetables including plantains, fragrant herbs, papaya or the Central American superfood, moringa. Guest chefs are invited to collaborate and share their culinary skills and leave behind a bit of their knowledge about building better food for the people and the planet.
“TreeCasa is so much more than just a tropical resort, it’s an eco-cultural hub where people can come to be inspired by like-minded individuals who value conversation, eco-forward thinking and emerging design talent,” said General Manager Alam Cordero. “It is a true testament to the strong passion from a close community of makers, builders, artists and sustainability engineers. It’s a place you never really leave because you take a part of it with you in your heart and leave your own unique thumbprint behind.”
In an effort to increase awareness, appreciation and engagement with the arts and the local community, TreeCasa has created the Artist Residency and Volunteer & Visioneer Programs as a place for visitors and residents to connect, learn and co-create. Here, qualified volunteers and artists have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary stay at TreeCasa’s volunteer center house where they will be provided accommodations, nutritious meals and access to resort amenities in exchange for contributing to the hotel and community betterment projects.
TreeCasa opened in 2017 and is set on 10 acres of lush tropical forest. Ecologists and tree house architects designed the resort experience in a jungle campus unlike anything else in the country. Geographically blessed, TreeCasa is located near the natural wonders of the north Pacific Ocean, lagoons, islands and volcanoes and the major cultural attractions of southwest Nicaragua. The property provides free daily shuttles from the picturesque town of San Juan Del Sur and nearby beaches. Fast wifi and connectivity are included with every room. For more information, visit www.treecasaresort.com or follow us on social media – Facebook or Instagram.