Get enchanted by El Castillo: Family adventure at a picturesque riverside town! 


Day 1: La Fortuna - El Castillo

Your adventure starts in La Fortuna. Your bilingual driver brings you to the north of Costa Rica, where transportation waits for you to carry on to Nicaragua. After a visit to San Carlos you continue your way to El Castillo where you get acquainted with Nicaragua’s spectacular wildlife; it´s likely you see monkeys, iguanas and colorful birds. Upon arrival at your destination, the scenic town of El Castillo, you meet the hospitable inhabitants of this very special place!


Day 2: Canoe tour - afternoon at leisure - caiman watching tour

After a hearty breakfast, it is time for some adventure! In a wooden canoe you slowly traverse a narrow river, experiencing breathtaking flora and fauna. Your guide introduces you to the traditional way of fishing. After lunch (not included) you visit the Fortress of the Immaculate Conception. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to stroll around the historical town of El Castillo, enjoying the panoramic views, colorful riverside houses and getting acquainted with daily life of the friendly inhabitants. The evening brings you yet another remarkable expedition, a nocturnal caiman boat tour! This truly unique experience allows you to observe the natural habitat of these impressive reptiles.


Day 3: El Castillo - La Fortuna

After three full days of cultural and new experiences you head back to the border for an immigration process and then you return to your hotel in La Fortuna.

We offer also the option of this package as an overnight trip (2 days / 1 night). For prices please see our overview. For questions or more information about this tour please contact us.

WHEN: Every day (overnight trip or 3-days package).

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 - El Castillo and viceversa (7.5 hours).


• Transportation (overland and aquatic)

• Lodging at El Castillo

• Breakfast

• Lunch first and last day

• Rio San Juan Boat tour

• Fortress Tour

• Traditional Canoe Tour

• Nocturnal caiman boat tour

• All Entrance fees

• Border Assistance

• Local taxes



• Customs fees ($9 in Costa Rica and $14 in           Nicaragua)

• Personal expenses

• Tips