Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat is a 1,300-acre nature reserve in Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside that offers opportunities to stimulate your mind, your body and your soul. It is the vision of Don Alfredo Jr. and Doña Theresa Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principles of respect and stewardship of the environment.
Nekupe is located in Nandaime, the “place of abundant streams.” It is just 1.5 hours from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, 30 minutes from the charming colonial city of Granada and just over an hour from the Pacific Coast.
Nekupe houses an animal sanctuary with more than 158 species of plants, including more than 14,000 trees that were planted throughout the reserve. Wildlife and fauna is sustained by the reservoirs developed by a team of local experts and ecologists. The sobering aura of the grounds serves as a backdrop for a variety of recreational activities and nature appreciation.
Nekupe offers a seamless confluence of sustainable nature-based design with Feng Shui inspiration, rich Nicaraguan culture and warm hospitality, nurturing exploration, adventure, wellbeing and peace. Experiences include horseback riding, mountaintop yoga, tennis, skeet shooting, organic gardening and cooking classes.
Nekupe is the vision of Don Alfredo Jr. and Doña Theresa Pellas,
avid travelers, adventure enthusiasts and philanthropists whose
commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core
principles of respect and stewardship of the environment. Through
their organization, American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF), the
Pellas’ aspire to alleviate poverty and build sustainable livelihoods
for Nicaragua’s poor.
Nekupe is firmly rooted in the belief that it is our responsibility as
inhabitants of this planet to treat it with the utmost respect and
care. With this in mind, every program and building at Nekupe has
been created with sustainability and social responsibility in mind,
so that we can help preserve our environment, a continual source
of sustenance, inspiration and beauty.
Nekupe has a strong philanthropic spirit, largely due to its
connection to the ANF, also founded by Nekupe creators F. Alfredo
Pellas, Jr. and Theresa Pellas. ANF’s mission is to alleviate poverty
and build sustainable livelihoods for Nicaragua’s underprivileged.
The Foundation relies on a holistic community development model
that integrates solutions in the areas of education, health and
nutrition, agriculture and sustainable development, housing, water
and sanitation, and humanitarian aid.
ANF has a network of more than 1,000 local partner organizations
throughout Nicaragua, including local governments, schools,
clinics, religious institutions, NGOs, and civil society organizations.
Through this vast network, ANF is able to distribute much-needed
development and humanitarian aid – food, school supplies,
furniture, medicine, medical equipment, etc. – to vulnerable
populations across Nicaragua. To learn more visit anfnicaragua.org