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How to get there?... Transfers..

La Esquina del Lago Jungle River Lodge ( The corner of the lake ) is located in National Reserve of Los Guatuzos on a 20 acres property.. Lodge is in front of  town of San Carlos and itīs facilities but in peace  and natural beauty of National Park  ( 5 mn away with our free boat Shutle service)

Location of lodge is very convenient as at center of the entire Rio San Juan area  In a National Park precisely at the corner of Great Nicaragua Lake with Rio San Juan and Rio Frio (These three water front  are the natural water  limits of Property )


Lodge is Located     N  11  06'  54.9''  W  84  46'  33.8''


How to reach lodge at San Carlos Rio San Juan...

From  Managua Nicaragua

Option 1
Transfer by Airplane COSTENA AIRLINE at Managua International Airport Direct flight   to San Carlos  2 DAYS A WEEK ON THURSDAY AND SUNDAY last 55 Minutes


Option 2
New  road
 to San Carlos.... Road is now very very good,  trip is nice and Interesting through Tipitapa, Boaco Tuyalpa Acoyapa
Public bus ( Several Service a day ) last 6 to 7 Hours

Private Driver from Managua or Granada...  4 hours


From Granada
o  to Managua (1 Hour ride ) then Transfer by Airplane   to San Carlos 

From Omotepe

        * With Ferry on  monday night  or Thursday night ..Ferry  arrive in San Carlos around 5 am

        * With Costena Airline Flight are 2 times a week on Thursday and Sunday

From Costa Rica (San Jose, Guanacaste, Liberia, Arenal...)
       Best is to first reach Border town of Los chiles

               * It can be by Public bus there are many services  every day..it last 5 Hours from San Jose
               * You can use my Private transfer with car Range Rover or Van...

                    In such a case we will pick you up at your Hotel or Airport any where in Costa Rica

Once in  Los chiles
you will enter Nicaragua by boat going to San Carlos 

BY public BOAT
You will enter Nicaragua using Public boat via Rio Frio... Trip is beautiful and last 1hours. We will meet you on Arrival in Nicaragua at Imigration Office of San Carlos. There are 3 Services a day.. Careful timing is not acurate... More or less first boat goes from Los chiles between 12.30 and 1pm Then  around 3 pm... 4 pm...

I can send you a private boat to pick you up in Los Chile



La Esquina del lago Jungle River Lodge


Lodge will be Your headquarter to discover Rio San Juan (See Map rio san juan ) 


Using our Private Charter boats distances from Lodge are:

> Solentiname 30 Minutes

> Saballo   1 hour

> El Castillo   2 Hours


Town of San Carlos ( 2 mn from Lodge by boat )  is where all transportation arrive...

> At Airport arrive the COSTENA flights from Managua

> At Pier arrive the Ferry coming from Granada or Omotepe..

> At San Carlos immigration office arrive the Public boats coming  from Los Chiles Costa Rica

> New Road  open since begining of 2012 has been a major change... Now Managua is only at 3h 45 mnutes from lodge



Once at Lodge:  Activities & Tours


We organised Tours , Discovery trips on Rio San Juan since 1998

We own  the Boats ( 6 are available in different size...)

The cars ( Toyota Land Cruiser,and a Toyota bus)

Best guides around are working with us... They have been trained for many years and specialized..







We operate an area witch include  the border towns of Los Chiles Costa Rica Rio Frio, San Carlos,  Nicaragua  Lake, San Miguelito, Cardenas, Solentiname Archipelago , El Castillo , we go all the way down river  ( 120 miles ) to San Juan del Norte on the Nicaragua Caribbean coast.


We are perfectly trained and organise for trip to the reserves and National Park






Rio San Juan start at the southern end of great lake.. Precisely where my lodge is located. It is 220km long.


 Nicaragua lake is the biggest lake in Central America 200km long  x 130km wide


 Around Lodge

Fishing, Sport fishing, Discovery, Wild life, Birding, Bird watching, Canoeing, Kayaking...

Easy acess to the area

Local Airport of San Carlos is only 5 mn away from Fishing Lodge,  ( daily flight 55mn from Managua ) 

Access is also from Los Chiles  (Costa Rica) by boat ( 45 mn )  to San Carlos via Jungle River of Rio Frio

In my all inclusive  Packages transfer  are included


La Esquina del Lago

Hotel Jungle River Lodge in National Park Reserva de vida silvestre  Los Guatuzos,

Bocana de Rio Frio, San Carlos, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Tel  ( 505 ) 88 49 06 00        ( 506 )  88 42 76 73    E-MAIL Click

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