Comments on our San Juan River trip. We once again enjoyed the trip. The flight to San Carlos is fine and now the road from the “airport” to town is paved. The trip to El Castillo was fine. Hotel Victoria is a gem. From what I read on Trip Advisor when I entered my comments everyone else thinks so too. The trip to San Juan del Norte is an adventure. A bit long because of identifying many birds and reptiles and security stops. (7 hours). Rio Indio Lodge is out of this world. A place one would never expect to find so far off the beaten track. Food and service and rooms fine. The intermittent (5-9 AM and 5-9 PM) electricity and water a bit of bother. Rio Indio exploration, night time Cayman ‘hunting’, San Juan del Norte visit, right on and visit with Alicia a leader of the Rama very special.
In comparing our two trips we give a slight edge to Solentiname because of the shorter boat ride although the accommodations are certainly more primitive but the Rio Papaturro and the Isa Zapote are truly over the top.
I am not sure when we will do this again but I think we will. You have put together a super and very flexible way of setting up tours of Nicaragua. I only wish I could have been able (either time) to get one of my friends to come with us.