JICARO ISLAND LODGE

GRANADA, NICARAGUA

Surrounded by calm sparkling waters with views across the lake to Mombacho Volcano,

JicaroIsland Lodge promises a magical tranquil experience.

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AMENITIES & FEATURES

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Property Type:  Eco Lodge

Season:  All Year Around

Accommodations:  ​ 9

Types of Accommodations:  Bungalow

Environment:  Islands

Nearest Airport:  Managua

 

Starting Rates:  $   680 USD

YOUR ECO-FRIENDLY AMENITIES... 

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  • Recycling Services

  • Locally Sourced Food

  • Housekeeping

AMENITIES...

  • Showers in Room

  • Toilets in Room

  • Restaurant on Property

  • Airport Shuttle/Transfer

Luxury Amenities Included:

 

  • 3 Multi-Course Meals per day

  • Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • Complimentary Artisanal Fishing Tour

  • Paddleboards

  • Kayaks

ACTIVITIES...

  • Kayak

  • Run Tasting

  • City Tours

  • Volcano Tours

  • Zipline

  • Hikes

Eco Practices

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  • Minimize physical, social, behavioral and psychological impacts

  • Design, construct and operate low-impact facilitie

  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect

  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts

  • Deliver memorable interpretive/educational experiences to visitors

  • Raise sensitivities to host countries political, environmental and social climate

Nicaragua’s Top Nature Resort Located on a Private Island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua

 

A private island getaway just minutes from the colonial town of Granada in Lake Nicaragua
Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua’s top nature resort located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua, is a member of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Surrounded by calm sparkling waters with views across the lake to Mombacho Volcano, Jicaro Island Lodge promises a magical tranquil experience.

YOUR LUXURY TREEHOUSE CASITA ON LAKE NICARAGUA
Rooms at Jicaro are one-of-a-kind, private two-storey houses, raised up above the ground like treehouses. Our nine luxury ‘Casitas’ all enjoy lake views and are within a short walk of the pool, restaurant and wellness center.

PEACEFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
All of our nine casitas are private, two-storey dwellings. Tucked away under the shade of tall rainforest trees, each features an airy upstairs bedroom and a spacious downstairs living area that opens onto an outdoor waterfront deck. There, guests will find an inviting oversized hammock to while away their afternoons soaking up the peace of this magical lake.

SUSTAINABLE LUXURY AMONGST THE TREETOPS
Envisioned by architect Michael Falkner, our nine luxury casitas and their furniture are made from local Rainforest Alliance certified wood and blend harmoniously with their natural surroundings. Mature trees and the natural forms of the island were preserved during the building process, and casitas feel thoroughly part of the island.

Casitas are raised above the ground and feel like treehouses suspended amongst the island foliage. Clever design promoting cross ventilation plus ceiling fans and shade from the trees keep them cool without the need for air conditioning.

Their Eco Story

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUSTAINABLE ECOLODGE
Built entirely from timber reclaimed from trees blown down by hurricane Felix, the buildings and furniture are made of tropical hardwoods which provide a solid and beautiful environment in harmony with the natural setting.


RECLAIMED WOOD AND MINIMAL DISTURBANCE PRESERVE THE CHARACTER OF THE ISLAND
In September 2007, hurricane Felix landed on Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Coast. Instead of loosing strength on landfall Felix, gained strength and travelled west leaving in its trail more than one million hectares of devastated rainforest. There was little loss of human life and little was reported about Hurricane Felix in the international press, but the environmental impact on the Nicaraguan forest was huge.

Simplemente Madera, designers and builders of both furniture and buildings in Jicaro, was already supporting sustainable forestry with the indigenous communities in the hurricane affected areas before the devastation. After the hurricanr Felix, working with environmental organizations, local communities and government agencies, Simplemente Madera worked to recover fallen timber and transform it into furniture, buildings and crafts.

Jicaro Island Lodge is one of the results of these initiatives. Built entirely from timber reclaimed from trees blown down by hurricane Felix, the buildings and furniture are made of tropical hardwoods which have FSC / Rainforest Alliance  wood certification.

Great care was taken whilst building the ecolodge to maintain the existing character of the island and the lush vegetation. When building they did not remove any of the large trees or boulders and so the land dictated the form of the resort.

WHAT MAKES JICARO ISLAND LODGE A SUSTAINABLE HOTEL.
Harmony with nature and the local community were a key consideration in the development of Jicaro Island Lodge. The hotel was built with minimum impact to the island and with very careful planning in terms of water supply, waste water treatment and electricity usage. The team in charge of the management of Jicaro has a 12 year track record running ecolodges and sustainable hotels in Costa Rica and has brought this accumulated know how to Nicaragua.

Just a few examples of how the hotel is sustainable:

  • Water is filtered for drinking, so no plastic bottles going to landfill.

  • Water is heated with solar panels for guest and kitchen use.

  • No air conditioning is installed on the island. Cross ventilation and ceiling fans create enough of a cooling effect to ensure guest comfort.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While there is a strong recycling program installed, the focus due to the island location is on reducing. Bring as little trash to the island as possible.

  • Wastewater is treated on the island with a treatment plant complying not only with Nicaraguan but internationally accepted standards.

  • Hiring of a local staff is essential to the success of the lodge. We want to spread the potential wealth that tourism brings to Nicaragua by hiring locals as employees, subcontracting services locally and buying and producing locally.Help Us Give Back

  • Use of organic and biodegradable soaps, cleaning detergents and spa products.

  • Chlorine free systems to clean water in the pool.

  • Energy efficient lighting and illumination throughout the island.

  • Underground electricity system that does not interfere with the surrounding wildlife.

  • Low energy bulbs

  • Education of local communities in sustainable practices

GIVING BACK

Jicaro Island Lodge was built on the premise of sustainability. When translated into our daily work, sustainability means that we always try to minimize the environmental impact of our daily operations, while actively contributing to the local community. Through our sustainability activities, we aim to improve the lives of our neighbors and help them realize a more vibrant future. In order to insure the sustainability of our initiatives, We provide training and education to the communities who are charged with caring for the new infrastructure. Further, we ensure that sufficient funds are maintained in a reserve account in order to provide the maintenance and repair of any new equipment. Jicaro is currently focused on two main initiatives centered on education and sustainable food.

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