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Jicaro Island Ecolodge Granada

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Isletas de Granada 100, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alamo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here during our last days of a month long trip and what a wonderful place to end our holiday. I do agree with recent reviewers that the personal service provided us was beyond compare. My husband wasn't feeling well, so the dining staff consisting of Paula and Cynthia made him a wonderful chicken soup that was not on... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jicaro is wonderful. We want to go back immediately. The staff, particularly Paula, Nubia, Howard, Eyner, Lia are amazing. They anticipated all our needs; they provided some of the best service we've ever seen. The staff helped us work on our Spanish. Ask for a mango margarita. The yoga deck is one of the best we've ever seen. Gay friendly.... More 

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Bermuda
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few nights at Jicaro at the end of March and it was amazing. They were super attentive and great with our 2 children. Our daughter was feeling ill on the way over on the boat and they had a special drink for her immediately upon our arrival. The facilities are fantastic and the staff were wonderful. It... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't stress enough how amazing Jicaro Island is. Between the two of us, my husband and I have covered a good cross-section of the globe, and we both agree that Jicaro Island was our favorite vacation. The setting is absolutely beautiful, on a private island in Lake Nicaragua, but the Jicaro taff really set this place apart. The moment... More 

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

Dear Abby, what a wonderful review. Thank you for mentioning so many of us by name. We really appreciated this a lot. We love to have guests like you at our lodge that truly understand what the experience is about and what we are trying to do here. We agree that Granada can get hot and uncomfortable some times and... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to Really relax and see a true echo lodge then this is the place. Bring a book as the island is TINY. The food is wonderful, their breads and sauces in particular and the staff are relaxed, professional and very likable. Sea salt pool, and amazing boat ride in, and full meal service. Great design and architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Its a high end ecotourist resort. If you don't like being isolated in a peaceful island [ isleta] in the middle of Lake Nicaragua , this is not the place for you. Go with your self or someone who can share the tranquility , as there is no music, no bustle , no TV's, no room telephones and a very... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want to have your own private island [ isleta] shared with only a few villas, away from the world with everything organic , homegrown and ecofriendly , this is the place to be! The best morning meditation I have had sitting by the side of Lake Nicaragua. The personal hammocks , the sunsets, the food, and the serenity... More 

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Harrison, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I were traveling with our 20 year old daughters and spent 2 nights at this very special resort. We loved, loved this hotel. We've traveled far and wide to many luxurious destinations but this is one of our favorite spots. It's a small hotel that has been micromanaged to perfection. The bungalows are spacious and beautifully designed... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I have traveled extensively. Our recent time at Jicaro tops our list of positive experiences. We arrived with bad colds, but were nurtured back to health by the genuinely caring staff and the breathtaking beauty and peacefulness of this unique place. The casitas are even more beautiful than the pictures capture. The food is healthy and exquisitely... More 

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

Dear Robert, greetings to Vermont from sunny Jicaro Island. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. It was hard to pick a review to answer as the last reviews were just amazing and written with so much love and care. We picked yours as you had mentioned the swimming in the lake. It is... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The employees at this resort made a 110% effort everyday during our stay to make us feel comfortable. They are all the happiest, friendliest, hardworking people you would ever want to meet. So I thought I would take the effort to write a review as well. The idea & design of this sustainable resort including the naturalized landscaping is stunning... More 

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