Our hotel is family owned and managed (by a Danish-Nicaraguan couple), and we live in the neighboring house, sharing our garden and swimming pool with the hotel. We decided to build this hotel in 2010, when we bought the neighboring house. We have designed it ourselves, trying to respect the colonial style in the town, and we are quite proud of the result

We call our hotel an ecohotel, because it has a really low footprint:

  • The hot water is produced by solar panelsPaneles de agua caliente
  • We recycle rainwater for flushing the toilets, watering the garden and washing.
  • We have a 4.1 KW solar panel system installed on the roof, providing a part of the energy consumption. We would like to produce more, but there is unfortunately still no way we can sell the excess production to the Electricity Company (we hope that will improve in the future).
  • The Air Conditioners are energy saving inverter models (16 SEER)
  • We have automatic interrupters in the rooms and apartments, which cut off electricity when our guests leave the rooms
  • Our swimming pool is using a low chlorine system, with a very efficient filter and ozone injection. For safety reasons we still use some chlorine but the level is so low you shouldn't be able to sense it.

And why the name "Cacique Adiact"? León was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba and was originally located on the shores of the Xolotlán lake, close to the emblematic Momotombo Volcano, where the ruins can still be seen (León Viejo). For different Paneles solaresreasons this location was given up in 1610 (volcano eruptions, earth quakes and local infighting among the colonialists) and the Spanish wanted to settle instead close to the indigenous settlement of Sutiaba (they were in permanent need of work force). At that moment, Adiact was the Chief ("Cacique") of the Sutiaba people. Tradition has it he accepted the presence of the Spanish, at least until they found another place for their town. But he was later accused of treason by the Spanish colonizers and hanged in the big Tamarind Tree in Sutiaba ("el Tamarindón"). Legend tells that his beautiful daughter, Xochilt, threw herself into in an abyss to avoid being captured by.

Cacique Adiact is therefore by many considered to be a symbol for the resistance of the indigenous population to foreign occupation.