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'''El Castillo''' is a city in [[Rio_San_Juan_(Nicaragua)|Rio San Juan]] department of [[Nicaragua]].
There is more than one place called '''El Castillo''':
===[[Costa Rica]]===
El Castillo de la Imaculata Concepcion, located on the San Juan river of Nicaragua, was built in the 1670's to protect Lake Nicaragua and its ports, mainly Granada and Leon. Construction began shortly after an attempt was made by the pirate Gallardito to take control of the port of Granada and all the profits gained by its trade industry.
* [[El Castillo (Costa Rica)]] — located in very close proximity to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.
==Get in==
You can get in from [[San Carlos (Nicaragua)|San Carlos]] at the south-east corner of the [[Lago Nicaragua]] by boat (Cordobas $75 pp = $4 US).
* [[El Castillo (Nicaragua)]] —  a city in [[Rio San Juan]] department
Boats leave [[San Carlos (Nicaragua)|San Carlos]] at 6:30 am, 8 am, 10:30 (high season), 12:30, 2:30, 4:30
==Get around==
Reading a book in the library which is right inside the ''castillo''. Listen to the sounds of the village and the water running down the river while reading Edouardo Galleanos book ''Las Venas abiertas de Latinoamerica''.
*<sleep name="Nena Lodge" alt="" address="Main Street (East end)" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="$10 dbl" lat="" long="">Lovely place in the east end of town not far from Hotel Victoria. This place is basic but clean and the staff are lovely. Rooms have mosquito nets and fans. They also run tours which are potentially much cheaper than if you go through the tourist office by the dock (Nena was $72 for a 5 hour trek for up to 4 people, $18 each assuming you can rope in others, which is half the charge elsewhere). Ask for Orlando as your guide - he was exceptional. </sleep>
==Get out==
[[WikiPedia:El Castillo, Río San Juan]]

Latest revision as of 22:52, 30 May 2013

There is more than one place called El Castillo:

Costa Rica[edit]


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