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Granada, Isletas de Granada Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 4 hotels in Isletas de Granada
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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
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Joanna G wrote a review Mar. 2021
Toronto, Canada22 contributions1 helpful vote
AMAZING OASIS — this is the PERFECT place to getaway and relax in the “new normal”; the staff are deeply respectful of COVID protocol and safety measures. The island is completely private, so you don’t have to worry about crowds. The views, food, rooms and activities are all SPECTACULAR, and the team there arranges everything for you...so you can completely unplug. (But don’t worry if you can’t technically “unplug” because their wifi is stellar and strong!) Close enough to Masaya, Granada and Apoyo to do day trips, but also beautiful and relaxing enough that you may not want or need to leave the little island. We kayaked and had a massage (ask for Claudia — best massage I’ve ever had...and I’ve gone to 5-star resorts all over the world and MANY spas. She came to the island and gave the massage in an open-air tented, private areas among the trees) and swam and swayed in hammocks. Love their house-made chocolate — which they serve w/ olive oil and sea salt — and their breakfast included a huevos rancheros with house-made tortillas that were amazing. They also give you a fresh squeezed juice, which changes daily. One of the best parts of the property and menu is that a lot of the ingredients they are cooking with are grown on the island: beautiful chickens roam among the herb and vegetable gardens, and fallen mangoes line the pathways to the rooms. (We ate about 15 “ground mangoes” in our 2 day stay.) A true gem and one of the best stays I have ever had in a hotel. GO!!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Julie wrote a review Mar. 2020
3 contributions
I booked this retreat for 1 night and was amazed by the beauty of it. So peaceful, friendly staff, nice swimming pool. The food is also very good!You can ask the staff anything you want, they don't give you the feeling that you have to do all the activities they offer. They respect your privacy.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Maurice R wrote a review Feb. 2020
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We had a wonderful time at this paradise like island. There were only five guests staying in the Ecolodge and Oznas took perfect care of us. Because most of the comments here already covered all the great things about this place (fresh food, great drinks, wonderful service...) I want to underline my appreciation regarding the „Eco“ part of the lodge. You will not find any plastic around this place, even the shampoo is stored in a reusable dispensers. They produce energy using a sun panel. The water comes from the lake. I even more enjoyed my stay knowing that this place was running nearly completely green. So, all in all the perfect get away.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BNo wrote a review Feb. 2020
Calgary, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were at El Espino for two days and it was a fantastic stop on our trip. It was fantastic waking up to beautiful views of the lake and volcano through the huge double doors of the casita! The service and food were also fantastic. We had a great, relaxing stay just using the kayaks to paddle around the lake and enjoying the little isleta!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The casitas have the best views of the lake and are further from the main eating and bar area.
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Justin K wrote a review Jan. 2020
3 contributions
Amazing private island hotel! Delicious food, excellent cocktails, and awesome staff. Highly recommend a stay here if you are looking to relax and enjoy nature. Small private island ecolodge with 5 rooms. The island is about a 10 min boat ride and 15 min drive from Granada. We did the bird tour and net fishing. The massages were amazing. We loved our stay here and weren't ready to leave after 3 nights!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Casitas have private balconies with hammocks. Treehouse rooms shave a shared balcony. Bungalow...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isleta El Espino Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Mombacho Cigars (6.8 km), Iglesia de La Merced (6.6 km), and Islets of Granada (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tostometro Granada Nicaragua, Restaurante El Garaje, and La Frontera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Isleta El Espino Ecolodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Isleta El Espino Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Isleta El Espino Ecolodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Railway Station (6.1 km).
Does Isleta El Espino Ecolodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.