Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, an eight-room property located on a 1,300-acre nature reserve in Nicaragua, has officially opened its doors in the destination’s countryside.
Located 30 minutes from the historic colonial town of Granada, Nekupe promotes adventure and wellbeing. Experiences at Nekupe are rooted in an active, outdoor lifestyle ideal for multi-generational families, groups of friends or adventurous travelers, with activities that include exploration, hiking, tennis, horseback riding, sporting clay and target shooting.
These activities are complemented by opportunities for thoughtful inner reflection through mountaintop yoga overlooking majestic views of Mombacho Volcano, outdoor spa treatments using native ingredients, meditation and nature walks.
Nekupe was conceived as a private family retreat by Nicaraguan philanthropists Don Alfredo Pellas and Dona Theresita Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principle of respect for the environment. They created a sanctuary, reforesting more than 14,000 trees, building water reservoirs, and nurturing local wildlife, with the desire of cultivating a destination where guests may enjoy shared experiences in a meaningful way.
Guests may buy out the entire eight-room resort or book any of the accommodations individually. Each room comes with a luxury ATV to navigate the miles of natural terrain.
Set atop a hill to allow for views across the reserve and out to Mombacho Volcano is the 24,000 square foot main residential compound, La Residencia de Dona Theresita. The residence houses two grand suites, each measuring 1,300-square feet, which overlook a 1,900-square foot deck that includes an infinity plunge pool with grand vistas of the deep forest. It also houses two standard 870 square foot suites, a full kitchen and recreational pool.
There are also four standalone villas that range from 700 to 1,000 square feet. Each has an open terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows. They are located along the countryside offering guests an immersive indoor/outdoor experience. Guests will enjoy access to the neighboring dry river outlined with giant bromeliads and impressive rock fountains.
Nekupe’s setting is highlighted by its roster of extraordinary outdoor experiences taking advantage of the varied terrain full of trails, manmade nature pools and babbling creeks. A designated Ranger Center will guide guests through on-and off-site activities including horseback riding, sporting clay and target shooting, ropes course, day tours to Granada and the Islets, volcano hiking, surfing, golfing and coffee plantation tours.