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Isleta El Espino Ecolodge

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Isleta El Espino offers a respite from the dusty road and, with only five guest rooms, the quiet serenity of a private island. Birds, monkeys, breezes (and a neighbor's rooster at times) are the soundtrack of El Espino. The lodge features a swimming pool, yoga platform, massage facilities, intimate bar, and dining. El Espino is just minutes away from the historic city of Granada and an array of activities including hiking, boating, horseback riding, dining, shopping, and exploration. El Espino is off-grid with power courtesy of the sun.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Lake View
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Wishing we could have stayed much longer at this exquisite ecolodge. Such tasteful landscape and building design in stunning natural beauty. All finishes, furnishings, lighting, music playing at the bar created a great vibe and rustic beauty. We ate lunch, dinner and breakfast
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My wife and I just returned from spending a week at El Espino with long-time friends. I was a bit concerned as to what to expect especially after the uprising that took place last year. To our surprise, everyone we met were surprisingly friendly and there we never once felt
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90 mins from landing MGA, to drink in your hand, overlooking the lake. There’s a free car and ferry boat ride to/from hotel. The staff is well-trained and managed by Martin Mayorga, the manager. You always feel like they want you to be happy. Really. I made 2 excursions into
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My wife and I just returned from our third year in a row of spending a week at El Espino. This time we invited our long-time friends along. We had watched with sadness as the uprising that took place a year ago made Nicaragua an unsafe place to vacation for a few months.
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The favorite part of our vacation in Nicaragua. Beautiful island, amazing food, staff was friendly and attentive. I had a cabana and the view when I woke up was one of the prettiest I have seen. You won’t be disappointed.
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nice amenities
loved the kayaks!
perfect pool
Do you have wifi?
Yes, we have wifi in the public spaces and in the rooms.
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Hi, Thanks for your note. The water around the isletas is generally too shallow and rocky to fish but going in a small boat just a few meters away to cast a net works pretty well. Please let us know how we may be of further assistance, we hope to have you stay with us. Kind Regards, Andrew
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Hi, We would, of course, hope you will stay with us at Isleta El Espino. Besides our stellar accommodations on a private island, we have an excellent restaurant, spa services, and free use of kayaks. From there, we can arrange day trips to the nearby volcano for hiking, ziplining, and exploration as well as to Granada and the many craft villages for shopping and sightseeing. We also arrange for your transportation throughout the country. Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions or if you need assistance with a reservation. All the best, Andrew
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Hi, We have a full service restaurant and bar on Isleta El Espino. We have a page on our website with some info and photos but I cannot paste a link here. The page is listed under the header "Your Stay". While we don't have a formal menu as the offerings are seasonal, we can cater to a range of preferences. Breakfast is included with your room. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Andrew
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Is transportation to island included
Hi, Thanks for your interest in Isleta El Espino. We offer free boat transportation (7 am to 8 pm) for our guests between Marina Cocibolca and Isleta El Espino. The Marina is a 10 minute taxi ride from the center of Granada. All the best, Andrew
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"Bungalo had a private patio and views of the lake and sunrise."
"Ask for a casita with a view of the volcano"
"The Treetop Rancho is airy and inviting. The Bungalow has a private, shady veranda in back that has a nice cool breeze."
"All rooms appear nice in their own unique way"
"We liked the water front casitas the best"
USD 99 - USD 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaGranada DepartmentGranadaIsletas de Granada
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