Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunset Tour of the Islands

The tour of the Isletas of Granada is one of the best experiences you can have during your stay at Jicaro Island Ecolodge. Not only will you enjoy the beautiful paradise landscape that surrounds the Asese Peninsula, but you can also enjoy beers and Nicaraguan rum during the ride! In addition, our guests have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the great Lake of Nicaragua. 

In the pictures, we see our guests enjoying this beautiful tour and since we have begun the summer season, our tour began at 4:30 pm to see the sunset from the boat between the small islands. Bathed in the cool breeze of the lake we continued the trip and our guests enjoyed the moment: talking, dancing, enjoying foreign and local drinks and finally to swim a bit as the moon was rising on the waters of the great lake.  
Prepare your luggage and come enjoy with us this wonderful experience!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jicaro's Water Purification System

The Jicaro Island Ecolodge has its own water purification system. Water filter comes from the Lake of Nicaragua (the body of water surrounding Jicaro). Water is not taken directly off the mass, but through an artisanal well with walls covered with clay brick built on the shores of the Lake.  This brick serves as a natural filter.
The water in the well (from the Lake) is sucked through an electric pump. This water is sent to the room where we begin the process of purification. Later, after the purification process, it is distributed to the different areas of the hotel. On your next visit to Jicaro Island Ecolodge, you will know much more about our sustainability program and share with us how together we can use our different resources effectively to protect our planet.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Plantations, Dry Forest and Hot Springs!

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is a place surrounded by very beautiful and varied landscapes. It is the ideal place to disconnect from the everyday life and perform different activities in contact with nature.  Many of these activities take place very near this beautiful island! One of the activities you can do is take a walk through the dry forest of the Mombacho Volcano and venture into the cocoa crops. It is an experience where you enjoy not only the beauty of the tropical dry forest but also learn the cultivation of the cocoa and you connect to the activity of the indigenous people who inhabited these lands in the pre-Columbian era.

Learn about the history of this precious fruit which at one time was considered the Aboriginal currency.  In the picture at the top, we see some of our guests tasting the fruit of the cacao in its natural state. But that is not all, after hiking...enjoy a relaxing swim in the hot spring, on the shore of Lake Nicaragua.
We are very happy to have such rich volcanic soils for the establishment of different crops in the vicinity of Jicaro Island Ecolodge.