Our Story

OUR STORY

We love it here, you will too!

REMY & KELLY

Remy and Kelly, both from the Netherlands, decided they wanted a change in their lives. The drive to become a better version of themselves and living a healthy lifestyle were always a big part of their lives as they both had professional tennis careers. Afterwards, Remy started his own online ticket company and Kelly studied law and went to work as a tax advisor. They then came to a point where they asked themselves if this really was the life they wanted to live, and the answer was no. They decided to travel the world for over a year, during which they got inspired in many ways.


Their dream was to create a place where they could share their passion of good food, surfing, tennis, and yoga. A peaceful place for people to wind down and take time to get in touch with nature and themselves. To reflect on their way of living about what makes them happy. To become more conscious of thier body, mind and soul, but above all, a place for people to have a wonderful time. That dream became reality at a place called Eden on the Chocolata. Check out this blog to read the whole story.

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WE SUPPORT ELI-S

Eden on the Chocolata is supporting Eli-S. We are giving 5 us dollar of every person who is attending our retreat. Below you will find more information of this amazing project.

The Cetacean Conservation Project of Nicaragua is a community-based research and conservation initiative that educates the public while simultaneously generating baseline information on humpback whale presence, distribution, and population size through a scientific program.

Nicaragua is a developing country in Central America that depends primarily on marine resources for a living. Those resources include eco-tourism (e.g. whale watching), megaprojects (notably the construction of a shipping canal), and fisheries. None of these activities currently includes sustainable management plans. Since coastal areas are a common space for anthropogenic activities and breeding humpback whales, there is concern regarding the impact of those (unregulated) activities on this species.

Nicaragua is home to two distinct breeding humpback populations, and one of them is considered as endangered due to the low abundance (500-600 individuals). During past field work, we have liberated a mother humpback whale that was entangled in a fishing line, have collected ghost nets, and have observed illegal use of artisanal fishing bombs. To ensure the protection of this species, knowledge must be generated on both populations to understand its ecology and to offer proper sustainable management plans.

The strategy of the project is to combine scientific research with environmental education of local communities to ensure a balance between animal needs and anthropogenic activities. Different stakeholders from local communities, ranging from kids to fishermen to decision makers, are involved in the project to promote sustainability of marine resources.  Since 2016, more than 100 fishermen, 155 kids, 35 biologists, and several thousand followers on our social media have been sensitized to our project. The project aims at involving as many locals as possible to spread the word and promote changes in the community.