Friday, February 24, 2012

Yoga with the kids from Cedric Martin School

Once again, our guests shared a morning full of happiness with the children of the Cedric Martin School. This school is located within the community of Las Isletas of Granada. The students, accompanied by their teachers, visited the Jicaro Island Ecolodge to have a recreational morning with the yoga instructors Juliana, Leah and Adrienne.  Adrienne is a founding member of KarmaNica, an organization that supports these children.

After sharing a yoga session with the children of the Cedric Martin School, the women from the yoga retreat visited the school to experience some very special moments with the children.
We hope you'll visit the school during your next visit to Jicaro and consider making a donation.  Your tax deductible donation will put a huge smile on their faces, that’s guaranteed.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Jicaro's New Herb & Fruit Garden

Our sustainability team at Jicaro Island Ecolodge initiated the establishment of an herb garden that includes a variety of herbs and fruits such as basil, mint, oregano, coriander, lemon, banana, etc., that are carefully cultivated on Jicaro Island.

Fresh spices and fruits are harvested from our garden and are then added to the dishes to give it that special flavor our guests love to taste. To know more about our garden, you can participate in our short sustainability tour around the island, during which we will share with you our sustainable experiences and latest developments at Jicaro.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Birthday Celebrations at Jicaro!

In our lives we always have very special moments. One of these events is the day of our birthday. And there is nothing better than to spend it on Jicaro Island Ecolodge – a paradise-like place of peace and tranquility. Recently, it was Daniela’s birthday and she decided to spend this special day of celebrating another year of life surrounded by an atmosphere full of beauty, nature and good friends.
In the picture we see Danielle next to the hotel staff of Jicaro who were singing happy birthday and the Nicaraguan version “maƱanitas”, which was accompanied by a lot of clapping and happy laughter.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New School Uniforms!

In Nicaragua, the school year starts in February and finishes in December. So, right now the children of the Cedric Martin school have enjoyed their break and are returning.  Only this time they will not come back with empty hands, because thanks to the school project  run by Jicaro Island Ecolodge  it was possible to supply them with uniforms, shoes and school supplies which will come in very handy as these impoverished children begin school again.

Full of happiness, parents and children came to the school to participate in the event of receiving this small donation given at the end of November 2011. The project’s  purpose is to improve the  education of the schools of the “Isletas community” day by day in order for the children to have a better education and future.
During your next visit to Jicaro Island Ecolodge, you can have the chance to share with these children and help them build their dream.