Isleta El Espino

Experience true luxury on your own private island at Isleta El Espino

Enjoy life on your own private island in Central America. Because this pristine resort is the only premises on the island, shortly after arriving you can’t help but slip into total vacation mode. Even the word resort is slightly exaggerated: there are only three rooms—or more precisely cabanas—but in return, the staff personally look after the guests, fulfilling their every wish. Those residing on the island can even learn how to make chocolate from the world-famous Nicaraguan cocoa beans.

 

There is a story behind this place. In 2007, siblings Andrew and Kristin Werner fell in love with the island during a holiday there. They bought it and converted it into a hideaway using local, organic resources. It wasn’t until 2015 that Isleta el Espino celebrated its grand opening.

Highlights & Activities

Eco-chic rooms
Designed with local materials, the rooms are the definition of eco-chic.
Isleta El Espino
Isleta El Espino
Yoga
Isleta El Espino's stunning lakeside yoga platform is the perfect place to find your flow.
Fishing
Learn traditional net fishing techniques from local fishermen.
Isleta El Espino
Isleta El Espino
Spa treatments
Sink into total bliss with massages and wellness treatments.

Regenerative Impact

Since opening in 2015, Isleta El Espino has operated on the principle that sustainability and respect for the environment, people, and culture are of the utmost importance.

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Resort Location

Isleta El Espino

Hotel Address

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Closest Airport

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport

Travel Time From Airport

1-1.5 hours drive + 10 minute boat ride

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