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Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Las Isletas, Nicaragua.

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If you’re headed to Granada, Nicaragua, you’ll want to splurge on a tranquil escape to Jicaro Island Ecolodge, a private island retreat in Las Isletas, a tiny archipelago of 365 volcanic rock islands clustered near Granada’s shoreline. Accessible by motor launch, the peaceful refuge consists of nine water’s edge casitas sustainably constructed from hurricane felled trees.

Enjoy siesta from the sling of a hammock. Kayak to neighboring islands. Awaken to the roar of howler monkeys. Hike nearby coffee, banana and cacao plantations. Watch local fisherman toss their nets for the evening’s meal. Relax at the spa. Hang out poolside. Climb the water tower for scenic overviews. And watch the twilight sun dip behind the towering Mombacho Volcano. Add Jicaro’s innovative menu of locally sourced cuisine and it’s easy to understand why the resort is an eco-traveler favorite.

Stay at least three days to truly unwind.

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