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It flows 199 Km from Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. It is an area rich in nature and historic events.

During the gold rush in California (1849), the river was the perfect route for American travelers trying to go from the east coast to the west coast of USA looking for gold. San Juan River is a perfect interoceanic route and San Carlos is the first town you should visit in region.

You can travel from Managua to San Carlos by airplane. You can also take a boat, and navigated the river, till you get to El Castillo, Spanish fortress built during the 17th century, constructed in order to protect the country from pirates. Here Nelson, the famous admiral or pirate was defeated and lost an eye when he was still a young pirate.

From El Castillo you may continue down the river until you reach the National Reserve Indio Maiz, a real paradise for those who love nature and bird watching.

This reserve covers an area of approximately 2.500 Km² and is bounded by the rivers Indio and Maiz. On November a fishing tournament is held at Rio San Juan.


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  • I just returned from Nicaragua and wanted to tell you that both tours that we went on were fabulous! (Masaya volcano tour and "a day at the beach")- the tour guide Jimmy was very knowledgable and fun! And the bus driver Roger was also really good (calm & courteous drive)....We had a great time learning about the culture while enjoying the beautiful country. Please pass this on so Jimmy and Roger get 'kudos' from their manager! Best regards,-- Lisa Rothgeb | Senior Technical Designer - SWAT

  • I had booked online from the US 4 different one-day tours to different places in Nicaragua with Gray Line Managua and I have been very satisfied. Even though I had booked group tours, I found out I was the only passenger so I benefited of my own driver an tour guide for personalized tours during the whole 4 tours for the same price and was glad my tours were not canceled. Both tour guides were very professional, showing up on (or even before) time and attentive to all my desires, making all the changes to the program I wanted.

  • I was in Nicaragua last week, traveling with Rosemary McClure of the Los Angeles Times. David Rosales was our tour guide. He is a remarkable combination -- professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful, insightful, flexible, fluent in English, and fun to be with. You have a winner there. He is an excellent tour guide. We also appreciated Roger, our driver, who was always on time, flexible, courteous and a very good driver. I suspect they are your very best employees. Thank you for assigning us your very best.-- Marty


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