Private Island Getaway just minutes from the Colonial Town of Granada in Lake Nicaragua

Jicaro Island Lodge is Nicaragua's top nature resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. Winner of the exclusive National Geographic's Lodges of the World award, it is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Nine private luxury casitas provide the perfect setting for romantic escapes, honeymoons, tours, and activities as well as wellness and yoga retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility.


At Jicaro you stay in your own little house or 'casita'. Each casita has lake views and is only a short walk from the exclusive pool, restaurant, and wellness center.

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We offer a wide variety of tours in the surrounding areas with ample opportunities for bird and wildlife spotting, allowing you to be as active as you wish.

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National Geographic Unique Lodges

Jicaro Lodge are proud members of National Geographic Unique Lodges of The World

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Culinary Experience

Locally sourced, globally inspired.


Jicaro was built from certified wood and local materials. We believe in buying local and employing local and run programs to help local schools and communities.

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Take yoga classes with exceptional views or treat yourself to a massage with our resident masseuse.

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Where We Are

Jicaro Lodge, Granada Islettas, Nicaragua

Jicaro Video Tour

Something special on Lake Nicaragua.


Jicaro is the perfect hideaway for romantic escapes, honeymoons and weddings.

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The Jicaro Story

Karen Emanuel, a British entrepreneur, came to Nicaragua on vacation in 2006 and left owning an island. This is her story.

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Welcome to Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes – one of the safest places in Latin America, untouched and beautiful.

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Our Guests Love Us

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