Love on a Deserted Island in Nicaragua
February 1, 2010, Granada, Nicaragua - Passionate, adventurous love thrives when fuelled by a destination that is distinct, uncrowded and surrounded by spectacular scenery, wildlife and nature. Newly opened Jicaro Island Ecolodge was not only created around the four P’s of sustainability (planet, people, profit and place) it was also designed with the fifth P of passion in mind - passion for life and reconnecting with loved ones.
A five “P” experience at Jicaro Island Ecolodge includes transfers to and from Granada’s Asese Port, all meals and accommodation. Rates start at US$380.00, based on double occupancy, and until April 30, 2010 couples who reserve for three nights only pay for two. For more information, people may email at email@example.com or call (505) 2552-6353.
Set in the heart of Lake Nicaragua, Jicaro Island is a private island with nine beautifully designed casitas , each with secluded decks, and spectacular views of Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Even the food is created passionately by California trained Chef Calley Prezzano. Prezzano sources as many locally grown and produced ingredients as possible, and prepares dishes in an open kitchen where the aromas and tastes only add to the sensory nature of the overall island experience.
Careful thought has also been put into creating special escapes for couples, whether honeymooning or renewing vows and reigniting relationships. Favourite activities include candlelight dinners on floating decks, sunset kayaking, relaxing in the floating wellness centre with its two open air treatment rooms, practicing yoga and watching the over 40 different species of birds sighted or heard around the island, and counting!
Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America and a signature of Jicaro Island is its Cenote, a series of concentric circles stepping down to the water level which measures the seasons by the rise and fall of the water in the lake. It is also a place for mediation and contemplation. As a further indication of the ecolodge’s commitment to sustainability, Jicaro Island is also completely built from timber reclaimed from trees blown down by Hurricane Felix, all tropical hardwoods which have FSC (Forest Stewardship Council/Rainforest Alliance) controlled wood certification.
And for couples who enjoy exploring new experiences and destinations together, Nicaragua opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The largest country in Central America, it has also been described as one of the safest. It is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Granada, nicknamed the “Gran Sultana del Gran Lago” - the Great Sultan of the Great Lake, is the closest city to Jicaro Island and a day trip to this historically significant colonial city is also recommended.
Travel to Jicaro Island Ecolodge is straightforward as it is strategically located so close to Granada, and just north of the Costa Rican border. Guests may choose an international flight into Nicaragua’s capital Managua, Costa Rica’s capital San Jose or the northern Costa Rican city of Liberia.