When I think of Jicaro, I think of a place where all of today's worries melt away, and you leave with a peaceful mindset. Jicaro is a small island located in the beautiful Lake Nicaragua, and is a short boat ride away from Granada. Everything about this place was wonderful- the scenery, service, food- basically the entire experience! Our "casita" (little villa) was beautiful, with a patio, a spacious living room, and a large upstairs bedroom, with good views of the lake. The food... where to begin! it was so fresh and creative and introduced me to a lot of new ingredients. I recommend getting the island french toast for breakfast, a reason in itself to come to Jicaro! The excursions were great, we went on a hike around a volcano through plantain fields, went into hot springs, then kayaked. Our guide, Julio was full of knowledge and did the best that he could to make sure that we were having a good time.
Walking around the island felt like walking in paradise, full of birds, plants and natural lake scenery, just magnificent. The pool was nice, and we sure had a lot of fun at the bar! swimming in the lake is a must- just be careful of rocks. Swim to the raft or to the island, the water is great! Just one last rave about this place, they provide boat service to and from Granada, so transportation is not an issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jicaro Island Ecolodge Hotel Granada