|About the Hotel|
Intrigued by the beauty and potential that Nicaragua has to offer, we decided to venture outside our comfort zone in “gringolandia” and appoint ourselves as new hoteliers in the “land of lakes and volcanoes.”
With the support of our friends and family, we searched far and wide until we discovered Granada with all its charm.
La Islita originally was a shell of a property ideally located in a quiet spot near the city center. Throughout its construction, we aimed to respect the surrounding environment as much as possible, cost permitting. Using reclaimed wood, recycled roof tiles and doors from deteriorating haciendas in the area, we designed La Islita around the gigantic mango tree which is the heart of the property.
We also rescued the high-end furniture in the suites from a now-demolished Miami Beach hotel. Other design features, such as the wood columns, colonial floor tiles and wrought ironwork, are all the craftsmanship of local artisans.
Vision and persistence were essential for this labor of love in order to convert La Islita into what it is today: a stylish and intimate space that blends the old with the new. We hope your stay with us is as comfortable as if you were in your own home.
Andrés Arbizú and Tim Pyne, Proprietors
De la Alcaldía 2 Cuadras al Lago, 1 y ½ al Sur (Calle El Cisne), Granada, Nicaragua.
La Islita has the best location in Granada, ideally located at the end of a safe and quiet street, only two short blocks from the main attractions and restaurants.