Discover the mystical beauty of the Solentiname Archipelago! (B/L/D)
Day 1: San Carlos (La Fortuna - San Carlos - Solentiname)
Adventure starts in La Fortuna, at approximately 7:30 AM. After pick up at your hotel you travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the border with Nicaragua. Your bilingual driver assists with the border formalities. After a scenic drive through the Nicaraguan countryside you arrive in San Carlos to enjoy a lunch. Subsequently your journey continues onto Lake Nicaragua - the biggest freshwater body of Central America - where the Islands of Solentiname are situated. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the island, or just to relax and enjoy the spectacular views over the vast lake and surrounding islands. Welcome to Solentiname, welcome to paradise!
Day 2: Optional Touring Supplement: Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge - artisan community of Mancarrón (not included)
After an early breakfast you visit “Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge” which is known for its rich biodiversity. Slowly navigating ´Rio Papaturro´ you see a variety of animals such as egrets, herons, reptiles like caimans, and perhaps even the elusive Jesus Christ Lizard! The highlight of the day is yet to come: A platform higher up in the trees where you experience the abundant flora and fauna from a bird’s eye perspective! Back on Solentiname you have the chance to visit a local community workshop, where colorful handicraft is being made out of balsa wood. Other attractions are the Solentiname history museum and the church of Ernesto Cardenal; the priest annex poet who used to preach the revolutionary “misa campesina”.
Day 3: Solentiname - San Carlos - La Fortuna
After breakfast, with a view over impressive Lake Nicaragua, you return to La Fortuna, Costa Rica.
WHEN: Every day (overnight trip or 3-days
WHERE: Pick-up at your hotel in La Fortuna at
approximately 07:30 AM.
NOTE: Departure guaranteed with a minimum of two people (adults).
REQUIREMENT: Valid passport and flight information.
WHAT TO BRING: Cash (dollars and cordobas are accepted).
DURATION: La Fortuna - Solentiname and viceversa (8 hours).
• Transportation (overland and aquatic)
• Lodging at Solentiname
• All meals
• Lake Nicaragua boat tour
• City tour San Carlos
• All entrance fees
• Border assistance
• Local taxes
• Customs fees ($8 in Costa Rica and $14 in Nicaragua)
• Personal expenses
• Day tour package: Los Guatuzos
& Solentiname cultural tour (visit
artisan community). - US$ 115 p.p
Find us here
Office La Fortuna:
100 meters south of Banco Nacional, La Fortuna centre
P.O Box 141-4417 La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Tel: (506) 2479-8667 / (506) 8838-4597