August 15, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua

Londoner Karen Emanuel bought the land that became Jicaro Island Ecolodge on an impulse, after walking into a Granada restaurant and spying a sign proclaiming, “Island for Sale!” Twenty-five years later, her little piece of paradise is one of the world’s most renowned eco-retreats, a collection of elevated casitas made by local craftsmen from Rainforest Alliance-certified wood, where romantic interludes, spiritual epiphanies, and unforgettable interactions with nature happen against a backdrop of Lake Nicaragua and the Mombacho volcano.

Enveloped by the sounds of the forest, start the day with a few minutes of meditation. Snack on fresh avocado toast. Hop a boat to Granada, the oldest – and arguably the prettiest – city in Latin America. Wander through streets of colonial architecture. Listen to haunting Spanish hymns lilt across the square from La Merced church. Back on the island, order a CaipiNica sundowner made from local rum and delivered to your porch hammock. Shower with biodegradable aromatherapy soap and water heated by solar panels.

Location of Jicaro Island Ecolodge

Jicaro Island Ecolodge
Lake Nicaragua
Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua

Nearest Airport: MGA

Amenities for Jicaro Island Ecolodge

  • General Information
  • 9 Casitas
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Only 16+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Wellness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hammocks
  • Private Decks
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Boat Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • City Tours
  • Zip-Lining
  • Nearby
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations

Reviews for Jicaro Island Ecolodge

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Super location, the island stay is cosy, luxurious, private and amazing. The staff is wonderful and take care of all your needs. the sunrise and the sunsets are out of this world with views of the volcanoes.. We hope to be back here again some day!

Joe C - Windermere, Florida, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

The perfect getaway for couples. Very romantic location on the Nicaragua lake. The casitas are very clean and well ventilated, the shower is amazing. There's a cooler in every room for your beers and favorite drinks. They bring you coffee and delicious bread every morning to your casita. The restaurant is really good. They offer the best of the Nicaraguan cuisine and drinks. Customer service is excellent.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Writing a glowing review for this amazing resort is easy. Writing one that does not repeat all the other glowing reviews is a bit more challenging. But, it's no wonder why everyone LOVES this resort...5 star accommodations, 5 star staff, 5 star food and 5 star excursions! The experience was incredible! From the moment you are greeted until the moment you leave, the staff here delivers....every want is fulfilled with genuine smiles and they anticipate your wishes without you even wishing! The resort is amazing and beautiful! The nine casitas were built with sustainability in mind, entirely of reclaimed wood. They are designed to use natural light to full advantage, with an open and airy feel, and stunning view of the lake and Mombacho volcano from each level. There is no air conditioning, and no tv… although there is wi-fi if you’re not prepared to unplug completely. This is by no means roughing it, however, as the friendly and attentive staff pampers you with kindness. Tea and coffee are set on your private deck each morning, so you can wake at your own pace. The included meals are prepared in the open air kitchen, and served in a lovely dining area overlooking the lake. The same boat that ferried you to Jicaro likely also carried the fresh, locally sourced ingredients for that day’s outstanding meals. Spend your day relaxing in the hammock set up for your personal use each day. Read in a lounge chair after a cooling dip in the pool, cocktail in hand, of course. Kayak around the island(s) to see how many of the local and migratory birds you can identify, then treat yourself to a massage in the spa. The boat is available to take you off-island to the mainland for more active and exciting excursions, as well. I can't say enough great words about this amazing resort! To the staff: Thank you so much for the experience of a lifetime...we're already making plans to return! Paul & Sandra Forward Momentum Travel

ForwardMomentumTrave - Putnam Valley, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

Absolutely fabulous! From the moment we arrived at the office to the moment we left we were greeted with warm smiles! About an hour walk from central Granada to the port! This is a little peace of heaven!! We will be back again. Thank you again to all the staff at Jicaro you are all amazing!!!

Jenn C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed at Jicaro for 4 nights in early April. There are only 9 rooms on a very small island which gives it a feel of solitude and peace. The rooms are beautiful - you feel like you are sleeping in a tree house. All rooms have large decks overlooking the water and they felt very private (we were in room #4 and never heard our neighbours which speaks to how smartly the rooms were constructed). We loved waking up really early every morning, enjoying our coffee and watching the beautiful birds and listening to the rooster and the howler monkeys. They have a complimentary yoga class in the morning which was a nice touch given how small the resort is. The food and the staff were amazing. All of the wait staff were attentive and detail-oriented. A special shout out to Arje, Ruby and Marlon who took extra good care of us and treated us like we were family. The food was inventive and delicious and there was a lot of variety. Meal time was a highlight and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. We did two excursions - the Mombacho Cloud Forest hike and the sunset boat cruise. Both were excellent. Due to the size and the nature of the property, my husband I felt that this was really an 'adult' resort. As people who don't have children and who usually travel to 'adults only' resorts, we appreciated the age restriction and would recommend that the property maintain it's 12 years and older policy year round because there really isn't a lot for the little ones to do on the property.

BrianandNaomi - Toronto

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