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Jicaro Island Ecolodge

Nicaragua

4 days

Summary

Jicaro Island Lodge is Nicaragua’s top nature resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. Here you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of rain forest and lake based activities including the charm of colonial Granada.

Highlights

  • Stay at a private island. Jicaro Lodge is Nicaragua’s top nature resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua.
  • Relax at your own luxury two storey house, a ‘casita’, raised up above the ground like a treehouse.
  • Choose from a selection of tours and nature trekking that will take you amongst the flora and fauna of Nicaragua.
  • Enjoy a massage and spa at the wellness centre air treatment rooms overlooking Lake Nicaragua.
  • Enjoy a relaxed boat ride amongst the Isletas with their abundance of wildlife or try fishing in the traditional way using nets from a rowing boat.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Managua /Granada

On arrival to Managua airport, you will be met by one of our local representatives and transferred to Jicaro Island Lodge. After the check in, you can explore the area. Jicaro ecolodge is the perfect base from which to explore Lake Nicaragua, Granada Isletas and other attractions of Nicaragua. Whether you are looking to explore Nicaragua’s nature and culture or enjoy other activities in beautiful settings. Your private guide will teach you about local flora and fauna, as well as Nicaraguan history, culture, and day-to-day living.

Day 2 Granada

This morning you can choose from a selection of tours and nature trekking that will take you amongst the flora and fauna of Nicaragua. The range of habitats is huge from the lowland dry forest and agriculture to the cloud forests perched on the edge of volcanoes. You will be accompanied throughout the trek by knowledgeable guides to identify animal, bird and plant species.

Take the tour of the plantations, tropical forest and hot springs. Take a short boat ride to the foot of the Mombacho Volcano, which can be seen from the island. Here you will start a 2 hours hike from the Calera farm through plantain and stretches of tropical dry forests where you can observe the local flora and fauna. Your expert guide will interpret not only the forest but also the cultural implications of farming on Mombacho, which dates back to colonial times.
At the end of the hike you’ll enjoy a picnic and you can jump into the hot spring in the shore of the lake. Then Kayak on the water way before returning to the lodge.

Day 3 Granada

Mombacho volcano and cloud forest trek
Leave the hotel after breakfast and take a walk in the Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve. Take a ride from Granada to the foot of Mombacho Volcano in a 4×4 vehicle to start the trekking adventure, then stop half way in a coffee farm to enjoy a cup of coffee. Once at the top of the volcano, visit the biological station to gather information about this cloud forest. Walk into the forest on “El Crater, Tigrillo or Puma Trail” and observe dense vegetation where trees are covered by many kinds of plants like orchids and bromeliads. On the trail, there is a great view of Lake Nicaragua and the island why don’t you try to point out which one is your island! Your guide will lead you through the trail and will help you to identify the flora and fauna.

Day 4 Granada

Today you will be picked up and transferred to Managaua International airport for your ongoing flight.

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