El Porton Verde is located just outside Managua but a world away in beauty compared to the city. El Porton Verde is owned and operated by Mike and Miranda who have been living in Nicaragua for about a year and a half now.
Back in 2005, Mark lived in Nicaragua for almost a year. Long story slightly shorter, during that time they met, fell in love, got married and moved to the States, but not before buying a small farm located in a little-known part of the capital city of Managua called Comarca San Antonio Sur. The farm is approximately 4.5 manzanas in size (a bit less than 8 acres) located at 300 meters of elevation. Access is via a five minute drive from kilometer 10.5 of Carretera a Masaya which is the major highway that starts in Managua heading south towards the major tourist destinations of Masaya, Laguna Apoyo, Granada, Rivas, San Juan del Sur, Ometepe, etc. While they lived in the States, they had various projects completed to renovate and remodel the sturdy concrete house which is firmly set on two levels; street level and lower (pool) level. The hillside location affords us with an enormous view of forested hills, Masaya Volcano, and on a clear day, Volcano Mombacho near Granada. They planned to eventually move there one day.
That day came when Mike was laid-off from my job in California; Miranda and I quickly decided that we had better move to Nicaragua as fast as we possibly could due to the high cost of staying put. In addition to the push due to the economics, they realized they had something pulling them, their very comfortable home was awaiting us in Nicaragua instead of the tiny studio apartment in which we lived while in California.
Once Mike and Miranda moved to Nicaragua. they realized that it was so gorgeous at the farm, they though they were being a little greedy keeping it all to themselves. They decided to start sharing their little slice of paradise with other people. That’s why they decided to start their unique small inn.
However, they do more than just provide comfortable lodging and airport transfers. They take special delight in helping people relocate to Nicaragua. They share something perhaps even more exclusive than location and ambience; it’s their extended network of people who can get stuff done in Nicaragua.
The name El Porton Verde comes from the entry gate that has always been painted green and the local people all know it as “Finca El Porton Verde” or in english “The Farm with the Green Gate.”
They have now completed the renovations and remodelings that have added five beds set up in three rooms. In addition, they have one en-suite room upstairs reserved for those with accessibility needs such as those with wheelchairs.
The brand-new living quarters are located downstairs from the main house, in front of a sparkling blue tiled swimming pool and green area overlooking the view of the farms, hills, and volcanoes.
One option that people looking for a little bit of privacy and elegance enjoy is a deluxe apartment with private kitchen, dining and living areas. The apartment is setup as a double with a queen bed and spacious closets.
The apartment also has its own beautifully tiled bathroom. This is a great option for familes looking to stay in Nicaragua and extended period of time.
The other two rooms are also in front of the swimming pool. Both are setup with twin bunk beds, so up to four can sleep comfortably and economically. The bunk bed rooms share a nicely tiled bathroom.
Thanks for reading about Farmstay El Porton Verde, Mike and Miranda look foward to hosting you on your next trip to Nicaragua!
Contact Mike at El Porton Verde info(at)elportonverde.com