Jicaro Island Lodge is Nicaragua’s top nature resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. One of Nicaragua’s best hotels, the lodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Nine private luxury casitas provide the perfect setting for romantic escapes, honeymoons, tours and activities as well as wellness and yoga retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility.
At Jicaro ecolodge hotel you stay in your own luxury two storey house, a ‘casita’, raised up above the ground like a treehouse. The nine casitas on the island all have lake views and are only a short walk from the pool, restaurant, and wellness center. You can relax in the private space of your casita with its views of Lake Nicaragua or join other guests in the communal areas.
Each of their two storey casitas has a living area with private deck overlooking Lake Nicaragua. Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with king size bed. Rates include 3 daily multi course a la carte meals, non alcoholic beverages, daily yoga classes (from Monday through Saturday) and one round trip lake transfer from Granada´s Asese Port to Jicaro Island.
The nine casitas distinctive charactor came about through the combination of the local materials used and the unique vision of architect Michael Falkner. All the buildings at Jicaro blend into the natural environment helping to promote a sense of tranquility. Mature trees and natural forms of the island were preserved when building began so the casitas feel like part of the island.
At Jicaro they are passionate about serving great food produced from local ingredients. The restaurant and bar are at the center of the Jicaro experience with fabulous views across Nicaragua Lake.
Jicaro has an open kitchen right next to the restaurant, so it is a real treat to watch the chef prepare your dinner. The menu has plenty of options and prides itself on the selection of fresh fish from the lake and nearby pacific ocean, locally produced vegetables and fruit, and locally farmed chicken and beef.
Wellness & Beauty
The wellness center is located right on the lake and offers two spectacular open air treatment rooms with private showers. Massages range from Swedish to Shiatsu to Hot Stone treatments and are available on a daily basis for our guests.
Weddings & Honeymoons
A stay at Jicaro allows for a perfect combination of relaxing in your room, revitalizing at the wellness center, and actively exploring the flora and fauna that this tropical paradise has to offer. Candle lit dinner for two on your own floating deck! Let us help you plan your honeymoon or your romantic break and make it the most special vacation of your lives.
Jicaro Island can provide the most amazing setting for a wedding with everything you need to make the special day truly amazing for you , your friends and family.
Bird watching high in the forest canopy, kayaking or paddle boarding around the many islands, zip lining through the tree tops and hiking up Mombacho volcano are all part of their active tours.
Jicaro can arrange to pick you up at the Managua International Airport, at any other hotel in Nicaragua or even across the border at the Liberia Airport in Costa Rica. From the Managua International Airport, it takes about an hour to get to the Colonial town of Granada. From here, it is another 10 minute ride to the Asese port where they take you on a 15 minute boat ride to Jicaro Island.