Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yoga at Jicaro

Jicaro Island Ecolodge offers the ideal location for yoga! Surrounded by an atmosphere of tranquillity we regularly have yoga sessions and retreats here. The singing of the birds and the gentle sound of the waves are your company. It is a site that makes you feel in touch with nature, being able to interact with this climate of peace and positive energy that surrounds the Hotel. 

Start your new day here at Jicaro with a yoga practice, just as these young people in the picture are enjoying a session of yoga on a very warm morning on the shores of the great Lake of Nicaragua.  Live a unique experience of relaxation and meditation that you will not forget.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Traditional Cuisine

Nicaraguan food has a richness that delights many, both foreign and local people. There are a variety of very rich and flavourful dishes. It is ideal for a great feast of a good and delicious Nicaraguan cuisine culture. One of these dishes is the Caballo Bayo.
This dish is a significant part of the Nicaraguan gastronomic culture. It is a typical food consisting of different dishes such as: shredded beef, chicken, fried pork chicharrĂ³n (fried pork skin), moronga, beef wrapped in fried tortilla, tortilla, ground beans, cheese, indio viejo, among others. Each of these foods is put in a separate container served in earthenware dishes. Some of them are located on mud pieces called diablitos which has coal in its interior to keep hot food. The Caballo Bayo is a buffet of food aroma, texture and delicious flavours.

Chicha de maiz and  linaza accompany this dish, which are served in glasses of gourd.
During your visit to Jicaro, you must try the delicious Nicaraguan cuisine, which will delight your senses!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kayaking to the Hot Springs

Exploring the hot spring water in a kayak on the shore of Mombacho Volcano is one of the experiences that you should not miss during your stay at Jicaro Island Ecolodge. Brandon and Cori from Chicago enjoyed this beautiful experience during their recent stay with us.
To start our journey, our boat led us to the shore of the great lake of Nicaragua near the slope of the volcano. During the ride, we observed monkeys, iguanas and many different species of birds.
After having enjoyed our tour by kayak in the fresh waters of the Lake, we gradually came to a small canal to reach the hot springs. These waters are loaded with minerals that help our body feel more relaxed.  Brandon and Cori were enticed by this and plunged into the warm waters to take a relaxing swim.

Be sure to add this activity to your list of "things to do" during your next visit to Jicaro!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Night of Dancing!

JicaroIsland EcoLodge offers cultural presentations to share with our guests typical Nicaraguan traditions. Team members at the hotel dance to the Pacific Nicaraguan folklore music...with sounds of the marimba, an instrument made from wood, which is accompanied by the guitar.

Our souschef, Rogelio Coello, and his companion Karla Alejandra are doing a demonstration of typical Nicaraguan dancingThis is a dance couple where the man is from Spain and the girl is indigenous to Nicaragua.  The man is trying to engage her attention in an attempt for courtship .
Guest enjoyed a typical night where we were able to share with them very unforgettable moments. In the picture we see Gabriela and Cori dancing to Nicaraguan folklore music.  They proved to be excellent dancers!

It was a very contagious experience for all!