Río San Juan

Río San Juan

Río San Juan

Rio San Juan is the department to South Central area of Nicaragua, bordering Costa Rica and one of the most beautiful places in Central America and the World. It is the perfect place to meet the extensive flora and fauna of Nicaragua place.

There are three distinct areas in the region. Inside, the shore of Lake and River area. Inside find a Chontaleño environment dedicated to livestock and agriculture. In the area of the lake shore, with the peoples of Morrito, San Miguelito, San Carlos, Solentiname and Guatusos find a myriad of activities focused on the lake, especially in the port of San Miguelito, San Carlos, Solentiname and Los Guatusos . Finally, the south / river area offers nature-related, transport and water sports activities. Starting from San Carlos, El Castillo and San Juan del Norte. Ending at the Indio-Maiz Reserve.

Through its rivers, which connect Lake Nicaragua and the Atlantic Ocean can browse and enjoy many water activities.

The port of San Carlos is the perfect place from which to mobilize the rest of the department. From there we will visit the archipelago Solentiname Islands in Lake Nicaragua, or browse through san juan river towards the Atlantic.

It is also a border point of interest aroused several conflicts between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, from San Carlos can travel to Los Chiles (Costa Rica) and vice versa. It is an excellent place to start the route of Nicaragua or to finish.

Tourism is well developed across the Rio San Juan and easily find the services they need and boat rental, transportation, kayaks, water activities, tours, hotels, restaurants, etc.

*Useful phones*SAN CARLOS

Major: 25830230

Hospital: 25830244

Firefighters: 25830149

National Police: 25830301

Customs: 25830261

Empresa Portuaria: 25830256

La Costeña (linea aérea) 25830397


Major: 25528805

Health Center: 25528806

National Police: 25528797


Managua to San Carlos in Cart: The approximately 300 Kms travel are completed in about 4-5 hours. Recent improvements Asphalt make it comfortable and a chance to see the beautiful landscapes of the region of Chontales and San Juan River. There is parking service in the spring of San Carlos.

By plane:

A daily trip to San Carlos from Managua airport departing at 13h and lasts about 45minutes operated by aerolinia La Costeña.

By Boat:

The national port company offers services from Granada to San Carlos on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm, stopping at the island of Ometepe, Morritos and San Miguelito and arriving at its destination at 5:00 am. It is a journey from 15h to 16h approximately. For more information visit http://www.epn.com.ni/

Since chiles (COSTA RICA):

If you leave from Los Chiles in Costa Rica, you must take a boat that leaves from the village pier once the exit has sealed his passport. The Costa Rican customs is very close to the pier and the approximate travel time is one hour.

Boat departure times Los Chiles (Costa Rica) – San Carlos: 5:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 24:30, 3:30 pm. Please check possible schedule changes.

Upon arrival in San Carlos, the boat takes you directly to Customs for sealing an agile process of entry into Nicaragua. Pier San Carlos is located a few meters from the building of Customs.