Jicaro Island Ecolodge - Granada 100

Three-Night Stay in a Private Casita with All Meals at Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Granada Isletas, Nicaragua

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Chic, Eco-Friendly Casitas on Private Island in Lake Nicaragua

From its buildings down to its furniture, Jicaro Island Ecolodge was built almost entirely from trees that were toppled by 2007’s hurricane Felix. That’s one of the many ways the lodge has managed to keep in harmony with its setting on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. The resort also stocks only biodegradable soaps and uses an underground electricity system to avoid disturbing the local wildlife.

Since it’s so in tune with the island atmosphere, Jicaro Island Ecolodge seems to have earned a laid-back vibe by default. The lodge’s nine casitas each feature a deck outfitted with an oversized hammock, and there are gorgeous views of the surrounding lake, palm trees, and Mombacho Volcano in the distance.

The casitas look like stylish treehouses, standing two stories tall with thatched roofs and slatted façades, and inside, they’re decorated with earth-toned fabrics made from bamboo or organic cotton. There are large doors and windows in here, too, which makes the indoor and outdoor scenes seem to blend together.

When you want to get outside, there are plenty of ways to check out the scenery. The lodge sits in the middle of a freshwater lake, and the hotel can help set you up on rainforest hikes and zipline tours. Onsite nature guides also lead tours through the area that shed light on local wildlife and the area's colonial past. Jicaro Island Ecolodge also keeps kayaks handy, which you can use to explore the islets' canals and get close enough to hug a lonely Loch Ness monster.

For dining, three meals are crafted daily with locally sourced produce and fish caught fresh from the lake. You can watch chefs work magic thanks to the restaurant's open kitchen area. Feel free to then take your meal out on the floating deck. On the sample menu, you’ll find plates such as banana pancakes with Flor de Caña rum for breakfast and chili rellenos under a pineapple salsa for dinner.

Granada Isletas, Nicaragua: Volcanic Islands Off the Shores of an Old Colonial Town

Jicaro Island is one of more than 300 small volcanic rock islands in an archipelago just off the coast of Granada. You’ll arrive on the island by motorboat, and it’s easy to explore the rest of the islets by simply hopping in a kayak. Check the Ecolodge's list of tours and activities to get an idea of all you can do in the area.

One of the highlights is the nearby Mombacho Volcano, where you can visit plantations and hot springs. Mombacho has varied ecosystems, including both high-altitude cloud forests and lower altitude dry forests; there’s also a wide variety of animals that make their home there, including howler monkeys and iguanas.

On Nicaragua's mainland, Granada itself is one of the oldest cities in the New World; it was founded in 1524 by Spanish colonists. Today, the city offers a glimpse of the old Spanish empire at the height of its powers: there are restored cathedrals, colorful squares, and glistening bell towers. Old-fashioned horse carriages still clip-clop through its cobblestone streets, and in its central plaza, vendors showcase hand-carved wood toys and jewelry.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Three-night stay for two in a private casita

  • $569, valid 5/1/12–10/31/12 or 5/1/13–10/31/13
  • $749, valid 11/1/12–12/14/12 or 1/6/13–4/30/13

    Book by: 6/16/12

    Included in all options:
  • All meals
  • All nonalcoholic beverages
  • One round-trip lake transfer from Granada's Asese port to Jicaro Island

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Private decks with hammocks
  • Sunset-facing infinity pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness center and spa
  • Water overlooking the lake
  • Guided nature tours available
  • Lakeside yoga deck

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/16/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13 or 10/31/13 depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 12/15/12-1/5/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Must be 12 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and at check-in
  • 17% tax is not included in this Groupon

Other Details

Room Details

  • Bedroom with one king-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $140 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; children 11 and younger not allowed at resort
  • Lake-view deck
  • Separate living area

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: no parking available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Three-night stay for two in a private casita

  • $569, valid 5/1/12–10/31/12 or 5/1/13–10/31/13 (up to a $1,170 value)
  • $749, valid 11/1/12–12/14/12 or 1/6/13–4/30/13 (up to a $1,530 value)

    Included in all options:
  • All meals
  • All nonalcoholic beverages
  • Round-trip lake transfer for two from Granada's Asese port to Jicaro Island

Traveler's Tips

  • There's no air conditioning on the island, but ceiling fans and cross ventilation provide sufficient cooling.

Customer Reviews

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Melissa W. ·
February 23, 2013
Remote location


Blair K. ·
September 9, 2012
What a truly incredible place and a wonderful experience there. I would recommend Jicaro to anyone with a love of the outdoors and an interest in sustainable initiatives, who simultaneously enjoys fine dining and luxury accommodations


James L. ·
August 26, 2012
Absolutely beautiful and serene. The memories I have are as vivid as the colors of Nicaragua.
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