A matter of perseverance
Learning outside the classroom
We believe that education is not only learning to read, write and calculate, but that it is also important to have fun during the learning process. Read more
Hotel con Corazón in 2012
For Hotel con Corazón, 2012 was a year full of highlights. The occupation rate rose from 58% in 2011 to 67% in 2012. February even turned out to be our best month ever, with an occupancy rate of a staggering 93%! Read more
Hotel con Corazón aims to open 10 new hotels in the next 10 years! To achieve this, we are looking for partners that match our ambition and share our values. Info session in Amsterdam on 6 February 2013. Read more
Last week we received new key-rings in Hotel con Corazón. Beautiful hearts made at Corazon Contento (Happy Heart), a comprehensive development centre for disabled people based in Granada. Read more
Geertje’s first six months in Las Lagunas
Only 12 kilometers between Hotel con Corazón and our education projects in Las Lagunas. Yet there is a world of difference between these two locations. Read more
126 chances for a better future!
In 2011 Hotel con Corazón washed 9,000 sheets, cooked 5,000 staff meals, made 1,200 home visits and the reading speed of our kids more than doubled.
Back home again
One of the founders of our hotel, Marcel Zuidhof, was back in Granada for a week. He shares his experience of revisiting ‘his’ hotel after two years! Read more
Low season discounts
September and October are the low-season months in Nicaraguan tourism. Which gives you a great opportunity to visit this beautiful country at low costs! Read more
Last month we officially launched our newest brand Corazón Trips, the new name for the in-house tour agency of Hotel con Corazón. Corazón Trips offers a broad variety of tours to discover the city and its friendly inhabitants. Read more
Our first month at Hotel con Corazón
After a month of talking, learning, seeing and sweating a lot, we – Joost van Duin and Geertje van der Pas – are now in charge of Hotel con Corazón. It’s an honour! Read more
Celebrating Dutch Queen’s Day
Last Saturday we celebrated the birthday of the Dutch queen at Hotel con Corazón with a ‘Fiesta Naranja’ (Orange Party). This typical Dutch party is becoming a tradition now in Granada. Read more
Prime time television
Last night we experienced our 5 minutes of fame on Dutch television. The popular travel show BNN’s ‘3 op Reis’ (3 on Tour) visited Nicaragua. The entire crew, headed by Chris Zegers, stayed at our hotel. Read more
Hotel con Corazón on Dutch TV
The popular Dutch travel show BNN’s ‘3 op Reis’ (3 on Tour) is broadcasting an item about Hotel Con Corazón on April 29th at 19.55 pm on Nederland 3. Read more
Entrepreneurs on a mission kick off.
On 10 May 2012, Hotel con Corazón launches Goldmakers, network of social entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Read more
Join our team!
Hotel Con Corazon is looking for a receptionist (M/F) for 24 hours per week (including weekends), starting April 2012. For more information go to our Vacancies page. Apply before: March 26, 2012.
Three Tripadvisor Awards for Hotel con Corazón
We are very proud to announce that we won 3 Traveler’s Choice Hotel Awards 2012 on Tripadvisor. We were rated nr. 5 Best Bargain, nr. 24 Trendiest and nr. 25 Best Service in Central America! Read more
Here’s our new management team
Joost van Duin (43) and Geertje van der Pas (42) will take over the management tasks from Hans and Monique van Hal in April 2012. Read more
Hotel con Corazón is looking for an English teacher
It concerns a postion for 24 hours a week for the Hotel con Corazón education program in Las Lagunas. Read more
Improving education and operations
We have been working hard this year on improving the educational program and hotel operations in Nicaragua. Here’s a short overview of our activities so far. Read more
Karin Badt, author and professor of cinema and theater at the University of Paris, visited Hotel con Corazon and the tutoring program. She writes about it in the internet newspaper the Huffington Post. Read more
Last Saturday October 15th our normally tranquil hotel was converted into a true party location, with 600 balloons in red and white, selfmade decorations and party lighting. Read more
Hotel con Corazón’s second annual report is out
In 2010, we extended our tutoring pilot scheme initiated in 2009. Hotel performance exceeded expectations with an overall occupancy rate of 60%. Read more
Hotel con Corazón both start and finish for sponsored cycle tour
During this first Empowerment International Challenge, the participants cycled Read more
Travel agency Tree House Travels fully integrated into Hotel con Corazón
The agency offers tours to hotel guests as well as non-residents. Read more
Hotel con Corazón featured as “our pick” in the Lonely Planet.
What does Lucas Vidgen, author of Lonely Planet Nicaragua & El Salvador, have to say Read more