Best Hotels Rio San Juan Nicaragua

Rio San Juan is a bit off the map for the usual Nicaraguan tourist destinations but definitely worth the adventure.  Mark Twain once traveled down river in 1866 and marveled at its beauty.  Even though it is in the middle of the rain forest jungle there are some great places to stay. 

Best Hotels Rio San Juan Nicaragua

Here is our list of top lodges along the river

Top Hotels

MonteCristoRiverEco Lodge


Hotel Victoria

The MonteCristo Eco Lodge is located 43km down the river from the port town ofSan Carlos.  The hotel is situated on 120 acres that is a part of a wildlife refuge giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings during their stay.  The hotel is equipped with a restaurant so no need to worry about meals.  Meals are also included in the all inclusive package.  The hotel offers a wide variety of fun activities for the whole family.  Activities include hiking, sport fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, a jungle river adventure on  a kayak or canoes, and tours to El Castillo or the Solentiname Reserve.  All inclusive rates start at $75 per night

The Jungle River Lodge is a great option for visitors looking to spend a few nights on the mysterious Rio San Juan.  The lodge is equipped with a wide selection of activities from which to choose from.  Activities include kayaking/canoeing, hiking, sport fishing, bird watching, horseback riding and more.  The lodge is equipped with a restaurant to take of all the meals during your stay.  Enjoy some great seafood during your stay.  You can also custom design your travel package with them.  They can arrange your travel all the way from airport pickup inManaguato getting you safely settled in on the river.  Room rates start at $30

Hotel Victoria is a great option for those traveling on a tight budget.  The hotel is located right in El Castillo which is not prettiest town on the river but the accommodations are good for what you pay.  You can also arrange tours and activities through the hotel or other local tour providers in town.  The advantage of staying at the Hotel Victoria is that there are more boats traveling to and fromSan Carlos.  This makes it more affordable than having to pay for one of the hotel boats from other lodges along river.

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