Green season is upon us in Nicaragua. One of the best ways to get out and see what the forest have to offer is by going on an early morning walk. We were able to take a few of our guests on this trip a couple of days ago.
We left the hotel at 8:30 am, 10 minutes by boat on Lake Nicaragua and we reached the shore of the lake where we started our trek. On the way they heard and saw howler monkeys, small lizards, birds and butterflies. We then visited a plantain field, one of the traditional crops in Nicaragua. The trip continued through plantain and cocoa plantations. There we found a ripe cocoa fruits; we took one to try out. It tasted sweet, but sometimes it is a little sour depending on how ripe the fruit is. In the past the Indian tribes that inhabited these lands used to grow cocoa fruit that was used to prepare a delicious drink considered “Drink of the Gods” by the indigenous people.
After our walk we went to the hot springs by the volcano Mombacho . The water was warm and the guests could jump in it. Later they started to feel the heat by the presence of springs, they took a short break and then returned to the hotel where they were met with a delicious and refreshing beverage.
Come and enjoy these beautiful experiences at Jícaro Island Eco-lodge.