Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birdwatching at Jicaro

The summer season in Nicaragua starts in the month of November until April, and is one of the best seasons for the observation of birds. Many species of birds migrate from North America, looking for better weather and food in tropical countries.

This wonderful experience of enjoying the birds can be easily found in the environment around Jicaro Island Ecolodge. You can take walks, take a boat tour or kayaking  tour in the vicinity of the hotel and find different species of resident and migratory birds who have found  a paradise in the area of the islets of Granada. In the vicinity of Jicaro, you can observe: Herons, osprey, cormorants, kingfishers, whistling - ducks,  parakeet, among others that you can hear  every morning or in the afternoon singing happily on our little island.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jicaro's Pig Project

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is committed to the support of the community of Las Isletas de Granada. For this reason we started a pig farm project on one of the neighboring islands. The long-term goal of this project is to produce bio-gas for the family living on the island, so that they will be able to use this gas for cooking. Once this project has been carried out successfully it will be introduced on other Isletas as well, so that ultimately the firewood consumption in the community will gradually decrease. So far our sustainability team helps the family by bringing over the food leftovers from the restaurant to feed the pigs, so that no extra costs for food will have to be spent.

Next time you visit Jicaro Island Ecolodge you can learn and experience more about this project by visiting our enchanting community.