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Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Granda Isletas, Granada 100, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sure all of our glowing comments have been written already, but it's true: this place is beautiful, friendly, quiet, and relaxing. Great food, beautiful pool, great casitas. We had a great 2-hour bird watching kayak tour early morning with Jorge. The excursions are quite pricy to what you can organize on your own, but you do end up with... More

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Cayuga S, Manager at Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada, responded to this review

Dear MJS1327, greetings from Jicaro Island in Lake Nicaragua. Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind words and are very happy to hear that you had such a great stay. We were especially excited to hear that you did not want to leave after 5 days. Sometimes,... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Jicaro was amazing. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We only stayed one night but were treated so well from the moment we got off the boat. We took out the kayaks and explored the isletas, watched the murciélagos come out at dusk, and were treated to a surprise special table to celebrate our Honeymoon. We got... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great spot on its own private island. Beautiful pool lovely staff and the rooms ah the rooms, like a private treehouse. Loved our stay! The food was a mix of great and okay, dinner selections could be a little better bit the food was good. Great escape from the beautiful city next door!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

During my vacation at Jicaro I was the most relaxed that I have ever been. Everything was set up to make the trip as pleasant, stress-free, and enjoyable as possible, beginning the moment that my husband and I were greeted at reception by Regina (and later Claudia), to when we were greeted by the staff on the island with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at Jicaro from the end of May into the beginning of June (start of the rainy season). Although it did rain some, the rain didn't impede our daily activities or hamper our stay at the lodge. The staff are absolutely friendly and attentive but not overbearing. During our stay, there were 7 guests including ourselves, and everyone got... More

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Cayuga S, Manager at Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada, responded to this review

Dear RachealU, greetings from Jicaro Island Ecolodge. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a complete review about your honeymoon at Jicaro. We loved having you and your husband with us. Thanks for taking the plunge of visiting such an exotic destination as Nicaragua for your honeymoon. Most likely, your review will inspire many more honeymooners... More

New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Jicaro is simply stunning. It's an ecolodge with all the amenities, amazing food and great views of sunset. The kayaking is great with tons of birds to see if you're into that. The tower has a nice view and the pool is very cool. It's perfect if relaxing is what you're looking for. I came with a group of 13... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First off, the most impressive thing about the lounge was that it was well-run. The staffs are very friendly who dedicated to provide good service. We are very fond of our servers, receptionist and tour guide as they were all professionally trained. The concept of the private island is great, especially when we were there, it was not crowded at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews 270 reviews
176 hotel reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As a very private island property, the lodge is extremely expensive for Nicaragua, but worths extra money! While the spaces are limited, you can enjoy so many benefits like a pool, perfect massage or very good meals far from the civilization. Okay, not so far, but this is kinda luxury. The staff is lovely, meals are okay (a bit under... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This incredible ecogem on Lake Nicaragua surpassed all expectations. The service was outstanding, the manager personable and present, the food outstanding. Rooms are authentic and gorgeous without any pretense. All sustainable too. No bugs, incredibly comfortable temperatures between 70 and 90, always with a breeze blowing. We had the most remarkably relaxing time. Drinks are reasonably priced and the staff... More

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Cayuga S, Manager at Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada, responded to this review

Dear stjeffery, greetings from Jicaro Island. How great to hear from you. Thanks for your wonderful review that will be very helpful for future visitors. We are especially happy with your review since you are from South Africa where some of the world's best nature and eco lodges are located. If we have met and exceeded your expectations that is... More

Saint Peter, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The boat ride itself to Jicaro starts your adventure. As you zip by islands, houses, volcano as a back drop...you know your going someplace adventurous. Greeted by Ma-kwa drinks on a tray, you walk into paradise. Treehouse type Casistas circle around the small island. All are the same, just different views. Casitas 3 - 4 are graced with sunrise views... More

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Address: Granda Isletas, Granada 100, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada 4*
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Developed in harmony with the surrounding nature and local community, Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua's most upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. Nine private two-story casitas serve as the perfect setting for romantic escapes and wellness retreats on this secluded island getaway. The open kitchen serves Nicaraguan fusion cuisine using local and organic ingredients in an open air setting overlooking Mombacho volcano. ... more   less 
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