What makes this trip special?
Remote wetland habitat teeming with wildlife
A taste for the arts and island living
Wildlife rich forest reserve
Jungle settlements along the San Juan river
River journey to pristine primary forest
Indio Maiz & Sabalos
- Day Overnight
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Day-by-day itinerary for 'Costa Rica & Nicaragua Off the Beaten Track'
Solentiname archipelago, Lake Nicaragua
Los Guatuzos Wildlife Reserve
San Juan river to El Castillo & local farm
Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve & Sábalos
Guide prices for 'Costa Rica & Nicaragua Off the Beaten Track'
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- all transport in Costa Rica & Nicaragua
- all accommodation
- meals as indicated: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- airport and departure taxes
- travel insurance
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- any optional excursions you may buy locally
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'Costa Rica & Nicaragua Off the Beaten Track'
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Hotels for 'Costa Rica & Nicaragua Off the Beaten Track'
Days 1 - 2
Caño Negro Natural Lodge
Situated near Los Chiles, 3hrs north of Arenal close to the border with Nicaragua this isolated lodge has 42 rooms.
Popular with fishermen Cano Negro has world-Class Tarpon, Snook, Rainbow bass, Catfish and Garfish.
Optional excursions available locally at extra cost include sport fishing (the lodge has 16ft boats with motors and fishing equipment).
Days 3 - 4
San Fernando Island
Cabañas Paraiso is a delightful family run lodge located on San Fernando Island in the Solentiname Archipelago (30mins by speed boat across Lake Nicaragua from San Carlos town).
The lodge has 8 rooms, each with private bathrooms & fans. Dona Elena is the friendly owner. Here guests wake to bird song and a stunning view of the Solentiname archipelago and a distant Ometepe Island from the hilltop position. This view is also enjoyed from the open-sided restaurant. Steps up from the waterfront.
Luna del Rio, El Castillo
Five rooms equipped with private bathrooms, fans, air conditioning units and hot water. Some with views of the river, others with views of the village and the Fortress.
Hotel Sabalos is a small waterfront hotel overlooking the Rio San Juan located in the village of Boca de Sabalos.
Each of the 9 bedrooms are simply furnished and have private bathrooms with solar-powered hot and cold water.
The hotel has a spacious, wide waterfront verandah with deckchairs and hammocks where you can sit and watch the world go by.
The restaurant serves local cuisine and specialises in fresh fish and crayfish.
A variety tours are possible such as horse-riding, river tour by canoe, a visit to the Indio-Maiz Biological Reserve, a visit to El Castillo, and a cocoa plantation tour.