Sunday, July 8, 2012

Exploring Granada, Nicaragua

The city of Granada on the shores of Lake Nicaragua is one of the places worth visiting while staying at Jicaro Island Ecolodge. From our Ecolodge, you can take a boat ride that takes only 15 minutes to the mainland and then a cab will drive you to the city (about 15 minutes also) where you can explore and learn more about our culture and history of Nicaragua.

Granada is best known as the oldest city on the mainland in America, founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1524. The atmosphere in this city is very quiet and cozy. You can visit the main sites of the city either on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage.

Located on a private island on Lake Nicaragua near Granada, Jicaro Lodge is a boutique hotel offering a variety of tours and activities.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Apoyo Lagoon near Granada

Located in one of the slopes of the  Apoyo lagoon is the Catarina look out.  Catarina is an small village that is part of the "white towns". This place is visited by both locals and foreign tourists for its spectacular view of  Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho Volcano and the colonial city of Granada with its beautiful islands in Lake Nicaragua.

With a depth of approximately 200 meters, and warm crystal clear waters, flora and fauna make this a very unique place. You can also go down to the edge of the lagoon and swim in its warm waters.  In the pictures, we can see some of our guests that stayed at Jicaro Island Ecolodge enjoying this majestic place.


In view of the majestic Mombacho Volcano near the Granada Isletas, Jicaro caters to honeymooners with exceptional food and relaxing spa services.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jicaro's Guests Giving Back

Very recently we were visited by Michael  and Celine, a couple from the US, who came to spend their holiday at Jicaro Island Ecolodge. These young people shared their stay not only with our staff but also with children who attend school in the small islands of Granada. With much love and affection they brought educational materials to students that well be very useful in carrying out their homework.  These generous gifts created beautiful smiles on the faces of the children.

Located on a private island on Lake Nicaragua near Granada, Jicaro Lodge is a boutique hotel offering a variety of tours and activities.