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El Espino is the name of a perfect little island (isleta) in Lake Nicaragua just off the coast of the colonial city of Granada (map). Sister and brother, Kristin and Andrew Werner purchased the isleta in late 2007 and since then have been developing plans to build a sustainable hotel to welcome guests from around the world. The hotel will offer the best of Nicaraguan hospitality in a natural setting, away from the distractions of the city, while close enough to enjoy all the attractions of Granada and surrounding region. The entire site will be off-grid with the production of electricity and clean water all taking place on the island from renewable sources.

We are now seeking investment and operating partners who will play a significant role in realizing the success of the project. Our ideal partners will provide a combination of start-up capital, hospitality expertise, and a drive to promote conservation and sustainable practices.

Explore this site and read through the articles to learn more about the project, the region, and the opportunities.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and answering any questions you have.