Private Island luxury ecolodge with Treehouse Casitas, Granada Isletas

At Jicaro Lodge hotel you stay in your own luxury two storey house, a ‘casita’, raised up above the ground like a tree house. The nine casitas on the island all have lake views and are only a short walk from the pool, restaurant, and wellness center. You can relax in the private space of your casita with its views of Lake Nicaragua or join other guests in the communal areas.

First floor bedroom in a Jicaro casita with lake view


The casitas are so solid and interesting, I felt like I had my own two story boat!

Casita number two this way.

All our Casitas are individual two storey houses.

The casitas are two stories. There is a private bedroom with a king size bed on the second floor. On the first floor, a spacious living area connects to an outside deck overlooking the lake. The casitas and the furniture are made locally from Rainforest Alliance certified wood. Most notably, the oversized hammock and comfy furniture of the deck will invite you to relax and feel the peace of this magical lake. Early morning coffee and late afternoon 'sundowner' delivery service is available upon request.

Jicaro Island Lodege is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Large doors
and windows

Eco-friendly ammenities


Ceiling Fans

Suspended above the ground like a luxury treehouse.

The nine casitas distinctive charactor came about through the combination of the local materials used and the unique vision of architect Michael Falkner.  All the buildings at Jicaro blend into the natural environment helping to promote a sense of tranquility. Mature trees and natural forms of the island were preserved when building began so the casitas feel like part of the island.

Each casita is raised above the ground so as not to disturb the natural form of the island  so the feeling is like living in a treehouse suspended amongst the foliage of the islands many trees. Cross ventilation plus ceiling fans and shade from the trees keep the casitas cool without the need for air conditioning; keeping you cool without warming the planet.