Great History & Natural Wonders
The most historic river on the isthmus, the Rio San Juan extends 196 km, along the frontier of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The river tells stories of Indian movement, pirates, conquistadors and more recent arrivals. Subsequent to the California gold rush in 1849, it became part of a major passage across the isthmus. The river is the site of one of the proposed canals across Nicaragua. Our specially packaged tours take you along the river as it passes through El Indio Maiz Tropical Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest humid tropical rainforests on the planet. The town of San Juan del Norte, at the mouth of the river, was once one of the most important cities in Nicaragua. At one time, more than 127 foreign consulates were established there. In 1880, Nicaragua began an ambitious project: the construction of an inter-oceanic canal connecting the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. After 15 years, lack of funding caused the project to be halted. Today, all that remains of the effort are the concrete, steel and wood artifacts leftover from the heady days of building. You must look for these remains, because nature has reclaimed the region.
HOTEL PARAISO VIRGEN
10 Rooms. A small rustic inn with an incredible view of the Rio Indio. Café and dining rooms. Casual atmosphere. Immediate access to boating and fishing on the river.
RAIN GODDES BOAT HOTEL
6 rooms. Fascinating small, two level, hotel on the Blue Lagoon. Exquisite service and ambiance. Outstanding kitchen. Boat rentals and fishing gear available.
RIO INDIO LODGE
32 Standard rooms, 1 Nupcial Cottage and 1 Master Siute Rio Indio Lodge is an Ecotourism and Sport Fishing resort near the mouth of the San Juan River just across the Costa Rican border in Southeastern Nicaragua. Rio Indio Lodge will be comprised of a main lodge and restaurant complex, guestrooms and swimming pool. The Lodge have "nature cottages" set in the jungle
Old San Juan del Norte