isleta el espino

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua


Isleta el Espino is an island on the Lago de Nicaragua, the largest inland- and freshwater lake in Central America. Because this very untouched resort is the only premises on the island, shortly after arriving you can’t help slipping into a total holiday mode. Even the word resort is slightly exaggerated: There are only three rooms or more precisely cabanas, but in return the staff look after the guests in a very personal way, fulfilling every wish. Those on the island who want to, can even learn how to make chocolate from the world famous Nicaraguan cocoa beans.

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





Eco-luxe Rooms


Wellness & Yoga


Private Island Hideaway





Property Details

  • 5 guest rooms
  • Each features a private deck with lake view, mosquito net over the bed, screened windows, ceiling fan, closet safe, and private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Rates: from $213 per night


Rates Include

  • Boat transportation for check-in/out
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary use of the kayaks


Regenerative Impact

  • Self-sustainable and powers itself with solar panels 
  • Provides water to its guests with filtered lake water
  • Kitchen uses all locally-sourced ingredients; many right from the island's gardens and trees


Top Activities




Spa Treatments




Boat Tours



Member Perks



  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • 20% off Deluxe Spa package for two people
  • 2 complimentary Nica Libre rum cocktails