Culture, History & Colonial Charm

Granada, Nicaragua

A Region Bursting With Color and Culture

Jicaro Island Lodge is located on a small private islet in Lake Nicaragua, just minutes by boat from the historic colonial city of Granada.

The city of Granada is a beautiful example of Central America’s colonial past with a slightly faded grandeur and vibrant color all of its own.

Its bustling markets and historic buildings are a must-visit for our guests, and its lakeside location make it all the more charming.

Then explore Granada’s surrounding areas, including Masaya Volcano National Park, Mombacho Volcano, the outdoor craft market of Masaya town, and the beautiful crystal waters of Apoyo Lagoon.

Mombacho Volcano & Hundreds of Tropical Islands

Just southeast of Granada amidst the waters of Lake Nicaragua is an archipelago of 365 small islands, all formed by Mombacho Volcano over 20,000 years ago.

The freshwater lake is the largest of its kind in Central America, and connects with the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River. This technically makes Granada an Atlantic port, despite being geographically closer to the Pacific.

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