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Rio San Juan Region

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Rio San Juan Region

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The Rio San Juan Region is a region in Nicaragua which borders in the south to Plains of the North, Costa Rica


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This region is one of the least developed regions of Nicaragua but in the last years some investments build some infrastructure like the ATM in San Carlos so it s now getting more and more attractive for backpackers.


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Most of the trips are actually realised via little boats on the Rio San Juan or Lake of Nicaragua.


While traveling in Rio San Juan, between the small towns of Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo, is Montecristo River Lodge, is an eco lodge with the all inclusive system, for one price you get room, all meals, refreshment, the use of horses, canoes, kayaks, they have a 120 manzanas of private protected land as a wild life refuge with trail in the rain forest. Is a great place for birding and especially for Tarpon fishing? Visit the web page


A kayak or canoe trip up the Sabalos river, from 1 hour to 3 or 4 hours depending how far or deep you want to get, you can combine the trip with a visit to a cacao plantation, and then come back down stream in the Rio San Juan, till you get to Montecristo River Lodge. You could also arrange for a longer trip all the way down stream to El Castillo is about another 2 hours from the lodge. For the most adventurer there is the possibility to canoe o kayak all the way to San Juan del Norte, a 4 or 5 day trip, about 160 km down river, you must bring your camping gear, guide trip are expensive, but if you have experience and are in good shape, this could be the adventure of a life time.

At Montecristo River Lodge you could also do horseback riding in the rain forest jungle, or hike in their almost virgin trails. Visit the web page at

If you like fishing, go give it a try to capture a giant Tarpon, weighing an average of 140 plus pounds, for this you must rent a boat, or pang. Ask Agustin Llanes the owner of Montecristo River Lodge, he have 3 boats for rent with fishing gear and license for Tarpon fishing. Call him at 505 8649-9012 or email him at [email protected]

  • Montecristo River Lodge, Frente Isla Sombrero de Cuero (Boca de Sabalos, el Castillo, Rio San Juan), 505-8649-9012, [1]. All inclusive eco lodges, $75.00 per person per night includes room, all meals, refreshment, use of horses, canoes. Kayak, fishing gear, trails. The place is great for birding and wild life sighting, is a sport fishing paradise for Tarpon fishing. $75.00. (per night,)



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