Articles, features and posts about Jicaro

The fantastic location and dedicated approach to eco tourism has lead to a lot of positive press across a wide range of publications online and in print. This is a far from exhaustive selection.

Granada Isletas


It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever.

Colonial Granada

The Sexiest Private-Island Honeymoon Resorts

Isolated in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the nine-villa retreat sits just a short boat ride from the UNESCO World Heritage City of Granada, with mind-blowing views of the Mombacho volcano on the shores. Most couples just hole up in their rooms all day, swinging in their hammocks and listening to the call of the wild. But should you venture out, there's a spa where you can indulge in a couples massage and daily morning yoga sessions to keep that wedding-day figure in check.

Brides Magazine 1 December 2014 view the complete article

In the Limelight - Jicaro Island Ecolodge - Water Use - By David Thurnau

The Jicaro Island Ecolodge, part of the Cayuga Collection, occupies a picturesque setting on a private island in Granada, Nicaragua. Beautiful, yes - but despite the magnificent sightlines, being located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua presents some extraordinary challenges.

Las Vegas Herald 20 June 2014 view the complete article

Green and Gorgeous in Nicaragua

Looking to do something a little different with your beach and jungle vacation this year? Nicaragua, a relatively undiscovered tropical country of active volcanoes and lakes, supports age-old cultures and boasts wildlife wonders like monkeys, macaws...

Metro Toronto 7 May 2014 view the complete article

Fire and Water

Caption: Upper photo: Horse and carriage in the main square of the colonial city of Granada. Top and left: hammocks and exotic drinks are suitable for tropical atmosphere and relaxed. Opposite page: eco-resort on one of the many islets in Lake Nicaragua Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Photo: Adi Weinberger.

National Geographic Traveler 6 May 2014

Is Nicaragua on Your Travel List? If Not, Jicaro Island Ecolodge May Change That

Nicaragua is one of those countries that has it all, lush rainforests framed by jolting volcanic mountains, vibrant colonial villages filled with docile locals, and a now-stable political situation, it's an enticing destination in Central America. The Jicaro Island Ecolodge, located on a speck of an island in Lake Nicaragua, is an incredible choice to experience the country Condé Nast listed as one of the ten destinations to watch in 2014.

Luxe Escapes 13 June 2014 view the complete article

Nicaragua: Revolutionary reminders areound every corner.

Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Lake Nicaragua (2558 7702; Opened in 2010 on a small islet 15 minutes by boat from Granada’s marina, these nine “shanty chic” duplexes designed by a British architect are made from rough stone bricks and recycled materials left behind by Hurricane Felix in 2007. Food, drinks, setting and service (including massages and yoga lessons) are top-notch. No children under 12. Doubles from £275, including food and transfers.

The Telegraph UK 26 April 2014 view the complete article

Why Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman Are Flocking to Nicaragua for Getaways

Another eco-friendly hotel is located in the colonial town of Granada (about an hour away from the airport). One can take a short boat ride to reach the Jicaro Island Ecolodge on Lake Nicaragua. The hotel is on its own private island with nine private casitas and a view of the Mombacho Volcano. Prices start at $300.

The Hollywood Reporter 22 April 2014 view the complete article

Taking the Kids to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

I'm talking to my daughter. Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter all to myself.

Fox News 10 January 2014 view the complete article

Lakeside paradise at Jicaro Island Ecolodge

Jicaro Island Ecolodge should be on everyone’s travel wish list if they are searching for the perfect tranquil getaway.  Hidden on a private island on Lake Nicaragua, you reach Jicaro on a short boat ride from Granada, Nicaragua, and quickly leave the real world behind and settle into your own little pocket of paradise.  Jicaro is part of the Cayuga Collection, which means their focus on sustainability and luxury service guarantees a memorable experience.

The Magic Of Travel 4 December 2013 view the complete article

Destination Nicaragua

For eco-conscious couples, Jicaro Island Ecolodge on Lake Nicaragua will satisfy their nuptial needs. This sustainable haven built from salvaged hardwoods occupies its own tiny private island, which can be fully taken over for a destination wedding celebration (just leave the younger relatives at home – guests must be age 12 or above).

Colin Cowie Weddings 10 December 2013 view the complete article

On Lake Nicaragua, a dream comes true at Jicaro Island Ecolodge

Karen Emanuel, a successful London executive, had come to Nicaragua in 2006 on the advice of friends who shared her passion for exploring new places, well before the largest country in Central America was on everyone’s bucket list of “must see” places.   Emanuel, pushing 40, fell in love — not with a guy (she met her husband later), but a country and an opportunity.

Taking The Kids 5 December 2013 view the complete article

Nueva Nicaragua

Lago Cocibolca, aka Lake Nicaragua, is a sea of superlatives. The immensity of this freshwater body, which Spanish discoverers called “La Mar Dulce” (The Sweet Sea), puts it just after Titicaca as the biggest in Latin America. Its island, Ometepe, is said to be the largest volcanic freshwater island in the world. The isletas, in contrast, are remarkable for their tiny size. For some time now they have been enjoying a real-estate boom, with single islands fetching up to $1m per hectare and leading Nicaraguan families competing to build ever-more exclusive and well-appointed hideaways on them. Karen Emanuel, English owner of Jícaro Island, got in there before the boom. Sitting in a Granada restaurant in 2007, she saw a sign saying “island for sale” and figured it was cheaper than a garage in London. Inspired by Morgan’s Rock, an existing Nicaraguan eco‑lodge with a leaning towards luxury, Karen set about creating a heavenly hideaway of her own.

The Financial Times 17 September 2014 view the complete article

World's top 7 eco-friendly resorts

Jicaro sits serenely on a tiny islet in the freshwater “ocean” of Lake Nicaragua, a short boat ride from Granada, the oldest colonial city in Central America. Constructed from salvaged hardwoods felled by a hurricane in 2007, the nine casitas cater to romantic escapes (sorry, no kids under 12).

Fox News 13 June 2013 view the complete article

Adventure Travel

Brandon Presser shares his tips for adventure travel through the lens of getting back to nature. Featuring beautiful beaches, mountains, and the tundra, he takes us to the most remote, scenic, and secluded spots in the world!

The Huffington Post - Huff Post Live Video 31 May 2013 view the complete article