Jicaro Island Ecolodge - Granada Isletas, Nicaragua
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Nicaragua Map and how to find the Granada Isletas

We are located on one of the Isletas in Lake Granada, Nicaragua. We are happy to provide transfers from the airport in Managua or other hotels you might be staying during your visit. Once in Granada, we are short 20 minute boat ride from the Jicaro Island. Feel free to contact us if you need more information on how to find us.

Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe, Mombacho and Isletas of Granada

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is located on an isleta (small private island) in Lake Nicaragua. Lake Nicaragua is the largest freshwater lake in Central America and the 9  largest in the Americas. What is really special about this lake is the fact that an island with two volcanoes sits in the middle of the lake. On of them, the Maderas is extinct, the other one, the Concepcion is still active. The lake connects with the Caribbean sea via de San Juan river which technically makes Granada an Atlantic port though it is geographically closer to the Pacific. The lake has a history of Caribbean pirates such as Captain Morgan that assaulted Granada several times during the Spanish colonial period. There were serious plans to build a canal connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific using the San Juan River and Lake Nicaragua. But due to mostly political reasons, the canal was build in Panama. 

The isletas (islets in English) of Granada are located southeast of the colonial town of Granada. They are a group of 365 small islands of volcanic origin and wrap around the Asese peninsula. They were formed the Mombacho Volcano over 20,000 years ago and created this archipelago. There is a good array of wildlife on the islands and tours are available. But there is only one upscale lodging option. No big hotels or resorts have been constructed and the 9 room Jicaro Island ecolodge is has been known to blend in perfectly with the surrounding nature. 

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Phone. (505) 2558-7702
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