Located in the mountains above the city of Matagalpa on a sprawling gourmet coffee hacienda and private cloud forest reserve. Owned by grandchildren of German immigrants, this precious property is Spanish for Black Forest. The coffee hacienda grows 100% organic shade coffee and could be the most ecologically responsible in Central America. The Selva Negra hotel restaurant sits in front of a mountain pond wrapped in cloud forest. Selva Negra’s private cabins of the hotel are also set in the forest with lush gardens and flowers growing out of the cottages’ Bavarian style roofs. Each cabin has a living room with cable TV and a bedroom and private bath with hot water. The cloud forest reserve has 14 trails that are crossed by howler monkeys, the quetzal and wild cats among many other species. The best cloud forest lodge in Nicaragua.