Casa Hacienda

Casa Hacienda Lodge

La Calera Private Reserve, Nicaragua

Lodge Lodge

Guest House / B&B / Homestay Guest House / B&B / Homestay


From Mombacho’s Lakefront to softly rolling Pacific slopes, enjoy some of the best birdwatching in Nicaragua. Our beautifully positioned hacienda sits on a hill provided fantastic views over the surrounding La Calera Private Reserve and out to Lake Nicaragua. With our sustainable growing of Coffee, Cacao and fruits set amounts some of the finest tropical forest and close to the famous Mombacha Volcano this reserve has it all and welcomes those that want peace and tranquility and to see some of our country’s wonderful nature.

Just a short distance from Granada you can immerse yourself in nature. Wake up to the call of Howler Monkeys, observe countless bird species as well as butterflies, dragonflies and flowers. The La Calera Private Reserve protects a fabulous area of pristine forest that holds numerous flora and fauna. Trails set out through woodland and forest get you close to superb species such as the Long-tailed and White-ruffed Manakin or even the White-whiskered Puffbird. If you are lucky you could spot either Great Curassow or Crested Guan, up to 4 species of woodpecker and 9 species of woodcreeper. Check out the flowering bushes and trees as we have recorded 15 species of hummingbird in the property including Purple-throated Mountain-Gem, Blue-throated Goldentail, Magnificent Hummingbird and Violet-crowned Woodnymph.
La Calera is working with nature and its sustainability is due to the Coffee, Cacoa, Banana’s, Orange’s and Citris that are grown here.

Simply watching from the magnificent views overlooking the forest one can see raptors including Bicolored Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Gray-headed Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Gray Hawk and in migration time the stunning Swallow-

tailed Kite. At night the Common Potoo can be heard along with 7 species of owl including Black-and-white Owl and Spectacled Owl, while Pacific Screech-Owl lives right around the Hacienda. A night walk with a spotlight gives the chance to spot many different types of nocturnal mammals including Kinkajou, Four-eyed Opossum and Spotted Skunk.

In the drier areas it can be possible to see a whole range of different species including Lesser Ground Cuckoo plus many species of butterfly and reptiles.

We have hot thermal pools down near the lake and this area provides great opportunities to see waterbirds and a wide variety of dragonflies.
Kayaks can be used to drift slowly around our beautiful pond and thermal river and for those interested we can arrange boat trips to go in search of more interesting species around the lake edge.

Come to Hacienda La Calera, enjoy our wonderful food and hospitality and fall in love with nature.

Inmerse Yourself in Nature


Double Rooms
Family Rooms


Private Facilities
Limited – Electricity
Cold Water Only
Laundry Service Available
Swimming Pool
Mobile Phone Coverage
Non Smoking

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guided Walks
Night Walks / Drives
Boat Trips
Fishing available
Near Migration Hotspot
In National Park / Reserve
Near Stream or River
Near Pond or Lake
Observation Deck
Reference Books


Private Trails



Species List - English

  1. Long-tailed Manakin 1km
  2. Kinkajou 1km
  3. Vermiculated Screech Owl 1km
  4. Hooded Warbler 1km
  5. Kentucky Warbler 1km
  6. Purple-throated Mountaingem 1km
  7. Golden-winged Warbler 1km
  8. Black-headed Trogon 1km
  9. Lesser Ground Cuckoo 1km
  10. Dusky Antbird 1km
  11. Red-crowned Ant Tanager 1km
  12. White-whiskered Puffbird 1km
  13. Least Grebe 1km
  14. Grey-headed Kite 1km
  15. Bare-throated Tiger Heron 1km
  16. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper 1km
  17. Pacific Screech Owl 1km
  18. Stripe-throated Hermit 1km
  19. Blue-throated Sapphire 1km
  20. Laughing Flacon 1km
  21. White-fronted Amazon 1km
  22. Orange-chinned Parakeet 1km
  23. Mountain Elaenia 1km
  24. Collared Aracari 1km
  25. Rufous Mourner 1km
  26. Banded Wren 1km
  27. Montezuma Oropendola 1km
  28. Belted Kingfisher 1km
  29. Ringed Kingfisher 1km
  30. Southern Spotted Skunk 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Chiroxiphia linearis 1km
  2. Potos flavus 1km
  3. Megascops vermiculatus 1km
  4. Setophaga citrina 1km
  5. Geothlypis formosa 1km
  6. Lampornis calolaemus 1km
  7. Vermivora chrysoptera 1km
  8. Trogon melanocephalus 1km
  9. Morococcyx erythropygus 1km
  10. Cercomacroides tyrannina 1km
  11. Habia rubica 1km
  12. Malacoptila panamensis 1km
  13. Tachybaptus dominicus 1km
  14. Leptodon cayanensis 1km
  15. Tigrisoma mexicanum 1km
  16. Xiphorhynchus flavigaster 1km
  17. Megascops cooperi 1km
  18. Phaethornis striigularis 1km
  19. Hylocharis eliciae 1km
  20. Herpetotheres cachinnans 1km
  21. Amazona albifrons 1km
  22. Brotogeris jugularis 1km
  23. Elaenia frantzii 1km
  24. Pteroglossus torquatus 1km
  25. Rhytipterna holerythra 1km
  26. Thryophilus pleurostictus 1km
  27. Psarocolius montezuma 1km
  28. Megaceryle alcyon 1km
  29. Megaceryle torquata 1km
  30. Spilogale angustifrons 1km

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Lodge: (505) 2222 4208


Mobile: (505) 8882 0306