New Eco-Hotspot: Lake Nicaragua

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / November 5, 2011

On a private island in Lake Nicaragua, the Jicaro Island Ecolodge is built with minimum impact to island flora and sustainably treats the water supply and electricity. Located 50 minutes from Managua International Airport, nine rugged casitas were built with timber reclaimed from trees blown down by Hurricane Felix. Ecolodge offers yoga, wellness treatments, bird watching, kayaking and swimming. Nearby attractions include the Mombacho Volcano Cloud Forest, zip-lining canopy tours, horseback riding and volcano sand skiing. Yes, sand skiing. jicarolodge.com

Nicole Dorsey-Straff, M.S., a Los Angeles-based exercise physiologist and wellness expert, is Organic Spa Magazine’s contributing editor of Play & Adventure.

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey Straff

Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Aol.com. Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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