Honeymooners. Lovers and friends looking for a secluded, luxurious nature experience.
Nicaraguan cottage vibes. Morning coffee deliveries. Breathtaking views of the Mombacho Volcano at sunset. Dinner on the floating dock.
November to May.
Jicaro Island Ecolodge is situated on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua and is one of the country's most well known eco resorts.
Choose one of 9 private casitas, all made locally from Rainforest Alliance certified wood. Casitas are luxury two-floor bungalows, sitting above ground and surrounded by lush foliage, similar to a treehouse. Enjoy views of Mombacho Volcano with rich blue water on all sides. Relax on a hammock on your private deck, overlooking the lake. Take advantage of the morning coffee and afternoon "sundowner" delivery service.
Nicaragua is a land of adventure fitting anyone's taste. Take the kayaks and paddle boards provided by Jicaro and explore the many islands of Lake Nicaragua.
Take a tour of Masaya volcano or a hike across the two craters of Mombacho Volcano. Visit Cerro Negro Volcano and sand board down, enjoying a spectacular aerial view of the area. Enjoy horseback riding or swim in the Apoya Lagoon. Zipline through the trees and discover many new bird species.
Diablito - a native Nicaraguan dish, similar to a beef stew. Fresh juice. Just caught seafood.
Arrange a pickup from the Managua International Airport to Asese port, Granada, which is about an hour away. Jacaro is a 15 minute boat ride from the port. All transportation can be arranged with the hotel.
Jicaro was built from trees blown down by hurricane Felix with minimum impact to the island. All water supply, waste treatment and electricity usage is carefully and sustainably carried out. The Ecolodge actively contributes to the local community and sources local produce whenever possible.
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Lovers and friends looking for a unique island getaway.
Open water. Peace and beauty. Mango trees all around. Coffee from the local coffee farm. Waking up every morning to an amazing view of the Mombacho Volcano.
November to May.
Isleta El Espino is a boutique ecolodge, situated on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. The hideaway is owned by a brother and sister team and has a total of five rooms, including a treehouse. Everything on the property has been built by local designers and artisans.
Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and mangoes falling from the trees. Turn on island mode.
Take the Isleta Nature Tour and learn about Nicaragua's flora and fauna. Go fishing for your dinner with a local fisherman. Enjoy stand-up paddleboarding around the islands. Climb the Mombacho Volcano or take a horseback ride through cocoa and banana farms, following a dip in a natural spring.
Pomegranate welcome drink. Huevos Rancheros. Ceviche. Vigaron. (traditional Nicaraguan dish with curtido, boiled yuca, and chicharrones wrapped in banana leaf) Sopa Azteca. Fresh seafood. The chef sources most ingredients at the local markets, with many greens, herbs and fruits are grown onsite.
Arrange a pickup from the Managua International Airport to Marina Cocibolca, Granada. From the marina, it is a beautiful 15 minute boat ride to lodge.
Isleta El Espino runs on solar power and practices sustainable lifestyle where possible. Almost everything from food to staff to building materials has been locally sourced.
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Honeymooners. Beach bums. Yogies.
Turquoise greens of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkeling with octopus and squid. Lazy hammock naps. Black starry nights.
November to May.
Yemaya is a boutique beachfront hideaway on Little Corn Island, 50 miles east of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Enjoy the luxury suites, steps away from the ocean, the picture-perfect coconut palms and the cool island vibe.
Visit the hotel's wonderful spa, which stays authentic to the island's culture. Make sure to try the Chocolate Therapy Treatment or the Banana Sea Salt Scrub. Take part in one of the yoga or mindfulness retreats held at Yemaya. (Previous retreats have included hosts like Seane Corn, Meghan Currie, and Exhale Studio.)
Wake up with yoga in the jungle studio. Kayak, paddleboard, or snorkel in the turquoise waters. Go sailing along the Yemaya coastline. Take a deep sea fishing trip and have your catch of the day grilled later. Take a chocolate-making class.
House-made coconut milk. Coconut ceviche. Kingfish crudo. Grilled snapper. Poached lobster.
Fly from Granada to Managua, following a flight to Big Corn Island and a boat to Little Corn Island.
Yemaya grows majority of the fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices in their own garden and employs the island's locals.
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People who live for wildlife, undisrupted nature and sustainability.
Authentic local experience. Picking your breakfast at the organic farm. Barefoot luxury. Relaxing in a hammock under the palapa (thatched beach hut). Pacific sunsets.
December to April
Morgan’s Rock is located on the Southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. The 4,000 acre property sits on a jungle reserve, including an organic farm, a mangrove forest and a mile long private beach. Hidden in the jungle are 15 private ocean-view sustainably constructed bungalows. Each bungalow includes a terrace perfect for coffee in the morning and wine at sunset. You will be perched on a cliff across from a jungle suspension bridge, among the dense Nicaraguan jungle. Don't be surprised to hear or see spider, howler and capuchin monkeys!
Nicaragua is a land rich with natural landmarks. There are three excursions from Morgan Rock that are not to be missed. Take a trip to Ometepe Island (meaning two hills), which is formed by two volcanoes, standing in Lake Nicaragua. Stay up high in the jungle with a traditional Canopy Tour. Zip across the lush jungle and see fascinating views of the beach town and the ocean. And lastly, enjoy a sail on Morgan Rock's own 48 foot fishing boat, where you will likely encounter dolphins, tea turtles or whales!
Handmade tortillas. Morgan’s Rock sources most of its food products growing on the premises at its organic farm with livestock, fruit and vegetable gardens as well as a sustainable shrimp farm.
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