Outdoor, Gardens, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, and Shrubs After changing their travel plans at the last minute, Andrew and Kristin purchased the island in 2007 during their first trip to Granada, Nicaragua. "Andrew showed up to Nicaragua a few days before I did and went on a little adventure of his own," Kristin laughs. It was during this adventure that Andrew first set eyes on the island now known as Isleta El Espino.  Photo 2 of 12 in Isleta El Espino: A Three-Room Eco Hotel on Lake Nicaragua