5 unbelievable facts about Lake Nicaragua

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Lake Nicaragua has some amazing stories to share, and so we have compiled five amazing, unbelievable facts about the waters than surround Jicaro Island Ecolodge.

A lake by another name

Nicaraguans also refer to Lake Nicaragua as Lago Cocibolca, meaning Sweet Sea!

Boating on Lake Nicaragua

Boating on Lake Nicaragua

A port city!

Lake Nicaragua drains to the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River, making the city of Granada, Nicaragua, an Atlantic port! But, geographically, Granada and Lake Nicaragua are closer to the Pacific Ocean.

Taking a kayak tour on the lake

Taking a kayak tour on the lake

 The Earth moved

Lake Nicaragua was formed by tectonic activity, and as many of the isletas (one of which is the spot where Jicaro Island Ecolodge is located) were formed by a volcanic explosion.

Two guests stand up paddle boarding at Jicaro Island Ecolodge.

Two guests stand up paddle boarding at Jicaro Island Ecolodge.

Don’t get lost!

Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America, the 9th largest in the Americas, and the 19th largest lake in the world!

The view looking out over the lake in NIcaragua

Travelers love the peacefulness of Lake Nicaragua

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