How to get to Jicaro.

It is easy to get to Jicaro and we are more than happy to help with you with your transportation needs. We can arrange to pick you up at the Managua International Airport, at any other hotel in Nicaragua or even across the border at the Liberia Airport in Costa Rica. From the Managua International Airport, it takes about an hour to get to the Colonial town of Granada. From here, it is another 10 minute ride to the Asese port where we then take you on a 15 minute boat ride to Jicaro Island. We can arrange all of this for you. Just let us know where and when to pick you up.


Driving directions to Puerto Asese, Granada

From Managua Airport

 As you exit the airport, turn right onto Carretera Norte, at the first roundabout, continue straight toward Tipitapa. At the next stop sign, turn right heading toward Masaya (this is a fairly easy road on which to travel and duration is of approximately 20kms). Upon arrival to Masaya, turn left onto Carretera Masaya and head towards Granada. You will see the Esso On the Run Gas Station on the left side of the road as you enter Granada. Turn right immediately after the Esso On the Run Gas and take the ‘Avenida Elena Arellano’. Continue on this road 7 blocks and turn left at ‘Calle Xalteva’. Continue approximately 4kms, the paved road will turn into a cobblestone road. Continue on this road and turn right after passing thru a gate. Continue for 500 meters on the cobblestone road until you reach a paved road near the lake. Turn right, continue 300 meters and turn right again at the sign to Marina Cocibolca (or Puerto Asese).   

Continue for 1 km and turn left at the fork in the road (following the signs to Marina Cocibolca). You will reach the entrance to Marina Cocibolca, Jicaro’s office is inside the Marina.

From Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

Once you cross the Costa Rica - Nicaragua border, continue approximately for 40kms and pass the city of Rivas. Continue through Rivas to the city of Nandaime which is 30kms north of Rivas. 2kms after Nandaime, you will reach a fork in the road and turn right towards Granada. You will continue for approximately 20kms until you reach another fork where you will continue straight (do not go left) towards Granada. Continue another 20kms towards Granada, you will see the cemetery on the left side of the road as you enter Granada.   

Immediately turn right after the cemetery on "Calle Nueva". Continue approximately 4kms, the paved road will turn into a cobblestone road. Continue on this road and turn right after passing thru a gate. Continue for 500 meters on the cobblestone road until you reach a paved road near the lake. Turn right, continue 300 meters and turn right again at the sign to Marina Cocibolca (or Puerto Asese).   

Continue for 1 km and turn left at the fork in the road (following the signs to Marina Cocibolca). You will reach the entrance to Marina Cocibolca; Jicaro’s office is inside the Marina.