Your getaway to the San Juan river, enjoy the peace and tranquility of this place! (B/-/D)


Day 1: La Fortuna - El Castillo

You start your trip in La Fortuna. Your getaway begins with a 120 minutes drive through some of Costa Rica´s richest farmlands and typical rural villages. After an immigration process at the border you will discover ¨off the beaten path¨ nature destinations, including the San Juan river. You continue by boat to El Castillo where you be fascinated by the charm, authenticity and hospitality of the Nicaraguan people. What follows is 20 minutes, again by boat, to reach your peaceful location.


Day 2: Lodge Rio San Juan

The riverside lodge you are staying at is the perfect place to pause and enjoy! Pause; from daily live, taste; the appetizing meals served to you by your own kitchen staff, enjoy; nature at its fullest!! You can opt to visit nearby El Castillo (included) just to walk around at a leisurely pace, and immerse yourself with this tranquil place, one of the few places in Nicaragua where you won´t find cars! Another option is to book a hiking tour to the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve (optional), less than one mile downstream, the hiking trails of Bartola, a section of the Indio Maiz reserve, reveal some of the mysteries of this impressive Biological Corridor of Central America, here you can encounter countless species of birds among which parrots and tanagers and also amphibians like small poison dart frogs, with their vivid colors.


Day 3: El Castillo - La Fortuna

After breakfast with a nice view over the river and full of new positive energies, you go back to Costa Rica.

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-day 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 - Lodge Rio San Juan and viceversa (7 hours).


• Transportation (overland and aquatic)

• Lodging at riverside lodge

• All meals (except lunch second day)

• Rio San Juan boat tour

• Visit El Castillo

• Entrance fees Fortress El Castillo

• Border assistance

• Local taxes



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

• Personal expenses

• Tips