What the Heck is a Cloud Forest Ecosystem?

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What the heck is a cloud forest?! Sounds like something straight off of Lord of the Rings doesn’t it? A mythical place where trees talk and ferries roam? Nicaragua’s cloud forest ecosystems aren’t quite this cool but they’re pretty darn close. …
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Cool off with Our Favorite Cocktail

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As a sustainable eco lodge, we’re all about sourcing local. We eat local fruit, hire local staff, decorate our casitas with local art. The list goes on! Nicaragua is a country full of tropical treasures and practically everything we need here …
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If You Like Bread You’ll Love this Nicaraguan Fruit

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Carb lovers rejoice, we’re here to tell you you can have your bread and eat your fruit too. How? Breadfruit—or Fruta de Pan as the locals call it. This large oval shaped fruit grows year round along Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast …
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All the Cool Ecolodges are Doing It: How Jicaro Keeps Cool without A/C

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“No air conditioning? In Nicaragua? Won’t we melt?!”  Is something we hear a lot of from first time guests booking a stay at Jicaro. Luckily, their fears of melting in their sleep are qualmed the moment they step foot into …
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5 Things You Need to Know About Leon

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Not too far from Jicaro lies one of Nicaragua’s most bustling, culturally rich cities—Leon—a place where poets dream and streetscapes stun. Alive with history and bustling with life, Leon is one of the world’s most interesting cities. Here are some …
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Granada Eateries You Need to Try

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Just a short boat ride away from Jicaro, Granada is a colonial city full of bustling markets, bright colors and, of course, delicious food. Here are a couple Granada eateries you won’t want to miss. Pita Pita Pita so nice …
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Paddle Board Yoga is the New Yoga

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Located on a secluded island surrounded by the temperate waters of Lake Nicaragua, Jicaro is the perfect place to try your hand at all sorts of water sports. If you’ve perfected paddleboarding and want to try you hand at something …
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