From the colonial town of Granada, cruise across the waters of Lake Nicaragua to a private island hideaway boasting spectacular volcano views. Experience a lodge where sustainability takes precedence and lap up the tranquil atmosphere of this magical, lakeside environment.
Nine luxurious casitas
Wellness centre offering massages and treatments
Restaurant and bar
Sustainability tour of the area and local villages
Created from Rainforest Alliance certified wood, the accommodation merges effortlessly into its natural surroundings. Beneath the welcome shade of towering rainforest trees lies the two-story raised casitas that reflect cosy treehouses. Each is well-appointed with luxurious king-size beds, a downstairs living area, and an outdoor waterfront deck where a wonderful large hammock can be found. Flick through the pages of the room’s wildlife book to identify the plethora of birds that greet the lake. Prepare for a delectable culinary experience at Jacaro Island Lodge as you watch the talented chefs in its open-air kitchen prepare meals with endearing passion. The locally sourced ingredients allow for outstanding gourmet dishes to enjoy throughout the day. Find peace on the floating deck with astonishing views of Mombacho Volcano, or relax in nature after a rejuvenating massage with a cup of fresh coconut milk. This unique, secluded lodge will impress you with impeccable service and warm hospitality throughout.
The eco-lodge was built using wood reclaimed from trees destroyed by 2007’s Hurricane Felix
Local communities are educated in sustainable practices
Use of organic, biodegradable cleaning products, and soaps
Care was taken to maintain the island’s nature during construction, leaving minimal impact on its surroundings
Solar panels provide water heating and water is filtered for drinking
Energy-efficient lighting and low energy bulbs throughout Jacaro Island
Strong recycling program in operation
The hiring of local staff to give back to Nicaragua through tourism
Solar panel project to power community health centre and local classrooms
Water filtration project to produce safe drinking water for the children and teachers of Padre Nello School, as well as local communities
Why we love it
Grab the opportunity to explore Mombacho Nature Reserve, hike the volcano to truly appreciate the endless views across Granada’s islands and Lake Nicaragua. Enjoy the thrill of a zipline adventure, soaring 30m above verdant treetops.
Planning your experience
Contact our Travel Designers to find out more about Jicaro Island Ecolodge and to start planning your own bespoke experience to Nicaragua.
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