There are dreams that take a lifetime to achieve; that become a guiding thread in a person’s life.
Such is the case for the Baltodanos: Sonia, an architect, and Tono, a globetrotting entrepreneur.
After residing in New York and Miami for the better part of three decades they established a family residence in their native country, Nicaragua. Returning to their homeland was a long-cherished aspiration for both, which provided them the opportunity to serve their country while investing in businesses that provide jobs and inspiration.
Their home, Mistlow, is situated on a volcanic ridge, overlooking an ancient Cloud Forest, known locally as El Bajo which is part of a fragile network of ecosystems that serve as the lungs for our planet and as a home for rare and endangered species.
Wishing to make a positive contribution to the ecological preservation of the region, the Baltodanos purchased 800 hectares of land from local farmers, placing them in a trust that can never be sold.
Now they are unveiling an ecotourism project called Habitarte, a multi-destination experience that seeks to ensure the long-term survival of unique natural environments, in Nicaragua, by providing an important service for those who are seeking a respite from the outside world.
Sonia, the architect and builder of the project, describes Habitarte as the confluence of their passion for nature, their thirst for adventure and their commitment to spiritual growth.
“It is an experience of great beauty where one can indulge the senses and learn the art of journeying into oneself”
Our purpose is to contribute to the conservation and protection of natural environments, in Nicaragua, and to the economic development of our communities. Profits generated by Habitarte are reinvested in maintaining the ecology of these environments and in social programs sponsored by the Apapachoa Eco-Cultural Foundation, the social arm of Habitarte.