Lake Nicaragua, or “Mar Dulce” (Sweet sea, which refers to the fresh water) is a huge freshwater lake in Nicaragua. It is the largest lake in Nicaragua, the largest lake in central america, and the 19th largest lake in the world!
Lake Nicaragua is the largest fresh water source for residents of Nicaragua and it’s importance to the culture and heritage are huge.
For guests to Jicaro Island Ecolodge the activities on the lake are endless. Fishing, kayaking, boating, birdwatching, SUP, or swimming.
The biggest secret of this lake that not many people know is that we used to have pirates roaming the lake. Granada is actually a port city and there were many pirate groups in the 1600s who attempted to attack the city itself.