“We must not look at the world as an inheritance from our parents but rather as a loan from our children”
– Carlos Pellas
One of the guiding principles for the Pellas Family and for Guacalito de la Isla is a dedication to giving back to the greater good. We believe that part of our legacy and responsibility as human beings is to make the moments of our lives and efforts of our work take steps toward making the world a better place for future generations.
The vision, planning, and design of Guacalito de la Isla follows that spirit of dedication, leaving a light footprint on the land through the use of various renewable energy methods, the re-use of grey water and rainwater and other sustainable building and daily living practices.
Life at Guacalito de la Isla also creates opportunities for learning and growth, and inherently supports those around us who are in need. Guacalito de la Isla is the Flagship property of The Ceiba Collection, a growing collection of properties with a commitment to the preservation and conservation of Central America—protecting its places, safeguarding its people and the traditions, customs and cultures that make this part of the world so special. Properties in this collection are linked to the Ceiba Foundation, which gives back to the surrounding communities in Nicaragua through education and creating a supportive structure for social sustainability.
Living at Guacalito de la Isla connects you to an effort that is larger than your family experiences alone.