Travel Blogs from El Castillo, Nicaragua

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No car fumes, No noise!, El castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

No car fumes, No noise!

A travel blog entry by kris

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... must have been quite an annoyance for the old pirates going upstream on their way to sack Granada. The small river village of El Castillo is a refreshing and relaxing place to be, the air here is clear and unpolluted and the constant beeping of car and ...

El castillo et Rio san Juan, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

El castillo et Rio san Juan

A travel blog entry by loelai

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The Afternoon Heat and Jungle Trekking, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

The Afternoon Heat and Jungle Trekking

A travel blog entry by hadsrobinson

... . There aren´t even cars here- there isn´t even a road except for the river. I am in a town called El Castillo on the San Juan river in southern Nicaragua. The river borders Costa Rica most of the way but right now we are just in Nicaragua. The town is ...

Gira de campo al Cerro Musún, Río Blanco, Nicaragua travel blog

Gira de campo al Cerro Musún

A travel blog entry by cmondragon

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Stilts and Forts, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Stilts and Forts

A travel blog entry by outram

... 7:30am.  We then took the rapido boat (speedboat) past crumbling San Carlos Fortress. to the beautiful village of El Castillo (the castle).  El Castillo is only accesible by river. It´simple wooden houses are built on ...

Les crocodiles ont remplace les pirates, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

Les crocodiles ont remplace les pirates

A travel blog entry by poledd

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... capable de courir sur l'eau comme Jesus. Dans l'apres-midi nous passons un moment culturel consacre a l'histoire du Nicaragua et a la visite du fort El Castillo qui surplombe tout le petit village. Ce fort construit en 1675 devait proteger la voie de ...

Playaas, selvas tropicales, fincas, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Playaas, selvas tropicales, fincas

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock

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... is tropical rainforest along the river.  You can only get to it and wonder around within it with a guide.  We arrived into El Castillo with the other backpackers that took the same boat from Ometepe, so there was a total or 8 tourists in the ...

El Castillo de La Concepción, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo de La Concepción

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

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Pleasant fast boat ride to El Castillo, a really traditional river town, with many stilted wooden houses over the water, all overshadowed by the scenic fort. Strategically located on the last upriver set of rapids,(there are numerous rapids & shallows ...

Into the heart of darkness., El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Into the heart of darkness.

A travel blog entry by sammygrim

El Castillo is a site of historical significance in Nicaragua's colonial history, so much so that it appears on one of their banknotes. It was a Spanish fort that held its own during an attack by British raiders. The place itself is no more than a few ...

Caiman  and Crocodile Hunting, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Caiman and Crocodile Hunting

A travel blog entry by outram

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Just back from a great camping trip in the biosphere, internet connection iffy more ...

Not in love boat, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Not in love boat

A travel blog entry by sainty1

... and crap. Ended up having dinner with a Belgian who was cycling across Latin America and his bit of fluff that he picked up in Nicaragua. She was hilarious. She´d been living in the Costa Del Sol for 8 years but spoke no spanish. She had run a bar ...

Caraibische kust van Nica, Bluefields, Nicaragua travel blog

Caraibische kust van Nica

A travel blog entry by volcano

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Van de Corn Islands zijn we naar laguna de Perlas en Orinoco ...

A trip to El Castillo on Rio San Juan, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

A trip to El Castillo on Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by tartanbeat

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... not much sleep when we got to San Carlos at 6am, and we had to hang around the dock till 1030 for our next boat to El Castillo. This was a nice boat ride down the Rio San Juan, skirting the border with Costa Rica. Lots of birdlife anyway and wee villages ...

The river journey, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

The river journey

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... , and had to get out, have the passport stamped and then return to the boat to go downstream again. We reached the town of El Castillo about 4pm and checked into our hotel on the hillside overlooking the river. We had amazing views of the river and the ...

Kayaking Down To Indio Maiz Reserve With Miguel, El Castillo, Indio Maiz  Reserve, Nicaragua travel blog

Kayaking Down To Indio Maiz Reserve With Miguel

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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... the government and of wars on the river. A lot of blood has spilled in this river. There was a minor war in 2000 with Nicaragua not happy with Costa Ricans carrying arms on the river. We passed small houses and thatched huts. The mode of transport here is ...

Relaxing in the Castle, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Relaxing in the Castle

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... gold rush in USA this was a main river hub. It was easier in those days to go New York or Orleans - San Juan - El Castillo - Granada - San Francisco by boat than to cross the wild West - Mark Twain wrote about it The musuem is well illustrated (only ...

Riding around the Nicaraguan Jungle, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Riding around the Nicaraguan Jungle

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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Day 2 of our cashless existence! There are 3 main things one can do in El Castillo apart from the fortress visit: - go fishing to the Caribbean (turpin all over) - go caiman spotting at night - horse riding around the hills As we had plenty of ...

El Castillo and the Lodge on the Rio San Juan, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo and the Lodge on the Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... point of the crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Boats would bring people up the river from the Atlantic to the rapids at El Castillo and then they would get off and walk around the town to get onto another boat, which would take them up and ...

Rio San Juan to El Castillo, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Rio San Juan to El Castillo

A travel blog entry by mariejeanwilson

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... . The trip up the river was really nice despite the showers and we passed some pleasant looking spots on the way. El Castillo didn´t have much choice of accomodation, the best one being way overpriced, so we settled for basic but clean Universal ...

El Castillo is in Nicaragua? (Sophie), El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo is in Nicaragua? (Sophie)

A travel blog entry by ewbarr

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... crowded with people trying to buy tickets to El Castillo.  Our thought was to be in Costa Rica tonight, turns out El Castillo is in Nicaragua!  But the good news is that there is a cacao festival on tonight, yep that`s right - Chocolate! ...

El Castillo, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo

A travel blog entry by pjcrus

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... try and halt the passage of English, French and other pirates heading to Granada. Things seem to be taking an economic downturn in El Castillo, of the half dozen or so restaurants we passed in trying to find a place to sleep only 1 was opened for ...

Stezka dzungli, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

Stezka dzungli

A travel blog entry by explore-nature

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El Castillo znamena v prekladu stredoveky hrad. Velmi atraktivni mestecko, kam se dostanete jen lodi, sebou nese spousta historie. Nejvyznamnejsi je zde troska pevnosti, postavena spaneli v 1675 na obranu proti najezdum anglicanu i piratu touzicich po ...

El Castillo, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo

A travel blog entry by javierferrin

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... barco tan lleno como los chicken buses de Guatemala, para llegar a San Carlos y de ahí tres horitas mas en otra lancha para el Castillo a través del río San Juan, al principio no había tickets para el barco pero ya se sabe que antes se hunde el barco ...

na na na na...na na na na...hey hey hey...goodbye, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

na na na na...na na na na...hey hey hey...goodbye

A travel blog entry by victoriabegins

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... waters to boot.  two national guards continue to patrol the little dock today, because who knows...those damn spaniards are sneaky. el castillo has not one single car or motorcycle...zero roads or highways into the area.  they use strictly boat ...

El Castillo am Rio San Juan, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

El Castillo am Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by weltmotivtour

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... 'ssen. * Mit einem kleinen Schnellboot (das seinem Namen aufgrund eines riesigen Außenborders alle Ehre macht) geht es den Fluss hinunter. * El Castillo ist ein kleines Dorf am Fluss. Die Holzhütten stehen zum großen Teil auf Stelzen halb im Wasser, es ...

Rio San Juan et adieu le Nicaragua, El castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

Rio San Juan et adieu le Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by surledep

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... pour chopper les derničres places d'un bateau qui t'emmčne 3 heures plus loin sur le fleuve dans un bled perdu appelé El Castillo, car il a une petite forteresse espagnole. A part ça et regarder le fleuve ŕ partir d'un hamac il y a pas grand ...

A Remote And Idyllic Getaway On The Rio San Juan, El Castillo, Nicaragua travel blog

A Remote And Idyllic Getaway On The Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by amazingjourneys

... days, listening to the sounds of the river and jungle - especially the howler monkeys. Transport There are three kinds of boat travelling between El Castillo and and San Carlos - at the mouth of the Rio San Juan. There is an express boat at 05.20 hours ...

Goodbye Rio Blanco, Rio Blanco, Nicaragua travel blog

Goodbye Rio Blanco

A travel blog entry by justino

So long Rio Blanco, it's been ...

Jungle trek and El Castillo, El Castillo de La Concepción, Nicaragua travel blog

Jungle trek and El Castillo

A travel blog entry by madkath

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... of the wellies Yaro had insisted we hired! We returned to the boat at around midday and went further down the river to El Castillo where we dropped off our hired Wellies. We went to a restaurant on the riverside and had delicious giant prawns for ...

The river that charmed us, El Castillo Nicaragua, Nicaragua travel blog

The river that charmed us

A travel blog entry by rhbateman

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... das Paradies auf Erden. Der Rio San Juan ist so schoen und wild, man traut seinen Augen nicht. Wir waren im malerischen El Castillo, das auch noch ein spanisches Fort hat. Wir haben 2 Touren gemacht. Einen Vormittag sind wir durch den Regenwald ...

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