Get in touch with nature; majestic views from your riverside cabin! (B/L/D)


Day 1: La Fortuna - Rio San Juan - Sabalos

Your eco-experience starts at your hotel in La Fortuna. An air-conditioned bus brings you to the border crossing with Nicaragua. After clearing customs, with a little help from your bilingual driver, you continue to the majestic San Juan River, one of Nicaragua’s primary rivers. The journey to your final destination, Sabalos, is a magnificent opportunity to experience the abundant flora & fauna and colorful everyday life on the river. Upon arrival at your quaint yet comfortable riverside hotel, you have the afternoon at leisure. You can opt to explore the nearby rainforest or you can just relax in your hammock, overlooking impressive Rio San Juan.


Day 2: Optional Touring Supplement: Indio Maíz Biosphere Reserve - El Castillo Village and Fortress (not included)

Today, again by boat, you visit the Indio-Maíz Biosphere Reserve, one of the most extensive and best kept Reserves of Nicaragua. You discover the dense rainforest by hiking one of the jungle trails. Next you visit El Castillo, a charming small town with a rich history. You have the afternoon at leisure to stroll around El Castillo, enjoying the panoramic views, colorful riverside houses and getting acquainted with the daily life of its friendly inhabitants. Of course you visit the ´Fortress of the Immaculate Conception´, which once prevented pirates from looting colonial Granada and is now peacefully awaiting its nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Day 3: Sabalos - La Fortuna

After a traditional breakfast with a view over the river from the restaurant and a final glimpse at the cormorants and egrets who made their home on a river bank close to the hotel; you return to Costa Rica…full of new impressions and everlasting memories!

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


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 - Sabalos and viceversa (7 hours).


• Transportation (overland and aquatic)

• Lodging at Sabalos

• All meals

• Rio San Juan boat tour

• Kayak rental

• Border assistance

• Local taxes



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

• Personal expenses

• Tips 



• Day tour package (lunch included):

Indio Maíz Biosphere Reserve - El

Castillo Fortress. - US$ 115 p.p.