Departamento de Río San Juan Travel Guide

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San Carlos

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Boca de Sábalos

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San Carlos

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  • Transport along the Rio San Juan

    San Carlos Transportation

    Passenger boats with powerful outboard motors ply the Rio San Juan, from San Carlos all the way to San Juan de Nicaragua on the Caribbean Sea. Boats stop as needed at various ranchos, but the most important regular stops are Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo, which are about 1 1/2 and 2 hrs down river from San Carlos. Like its name implies, Boca de...

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  • Solentiname Islands--San Fernando, part...

    San Carlos Things to Do

    San Fernando Island has a petroglyph just off the trail to the Mirador El Targon. Wildflowers to be seen along the way. The petroglyph is protected by a roof, as it is located atop a highpoint on the island. There's a good view to the west. On the way back, I watched a ball game.

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  • Solentiname Islands--San Fernando, part...

    San Carlos Things to Do

    The museum and gallery on San Fernando are very small but nice. We actually found the most outstanding collection of balsa wood carvings and oil paintings in the gallery here. While some of the artists do rather rushed work, there are several women who are quite dedicated to the genre of oil painting for which the islands are famous. These really...

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Boca de Sábalos

  • Getting to Costa Rica by boat

    Boca de Sábalos Transportation

    When you are in San Carlos: a town you cannot miss on your way to Sabalos, you can take a direct boat that will take you to the other side of the border with the southern neighbours, Costa Rica. The main border crossing between the two countries is in the west, at the road south from Rivas, but if you want to have a much more quiet and special...

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  • Other things to do in and around Sabalós

    Boca de Sábalos Things to Do

    When you are staying at the Sabalós Lodge for a longer time, you don't need to feel bored. There are lots of things to do there like:- A visit to the old fortress "El Castillo": this was once built by the Spanish to defend the waterway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Lago de Nicaragua.- Kayaking or rafting at the Río San Juan- Horseback riding-...

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  • Wildlife all around you

    Boca de Sábalos Things to Do

    The best thing to do when you are visiting the Sabalós Lodge, is just to hang around in the surroundings of the cabins and spot the wildlife that you'll see everywhere. Only from relaxing in your hammock you will always see lots of insects, reptiles and birds, and it is also said that you have to chance of spotting some monkeys here too.In the long...

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