Travel Blogs from San Carlos, Nicaragua

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The night boat to..., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The night boat to...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Tonight we leave Isla Ometepe for San Carlos, at the southern end of Lago Nicaragua. When it leaves, when to buy tickets and how long it will take is unclear though, as we asked 4 different people and got answers of boats leaving anywhere between 6 pm and ...

Nicawesome, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicawesome

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Crossing the Nicaraguan border by boat, we arrived in San Carlos and had a great first impression of Nicaragua. San Carlos is a small fishing village that sits at the headwaters of the Rio San Juan which connects the massive Lake of Nicaragua to the ...

Arrived in Nica, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Arrived in Nica

A travel blog entry by truetravelerare

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... Rica and Nicaragua at Los Chilies is full of animals, clearly an area most tourists don´t go.    I arrived in San Carlos, Nicaragua as the skies opened. I passed through immigration, and was pleased to receive 90 days on my entry stamp. This ...

San carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

San carlos

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Río San Juan, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Río San Juan

A travel blog entry by cmondragon

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Nicaragua: Volcanos, Coffee and Wildlife, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua: Volcanos, Coffee and Wildlife

A travel blog entry by paulandton

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... statues here in this small museum as they would fit in any major museum. After Juigalpa we went to San Carlos that is situated at the place where lake Nicaragua flows into the San Juan River that ends in the Caribbean Sea. The Rio San Juan is also the ...

The Rio San Juan, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by nellems

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... we were able to see the change in the Nicaraguan land, from farm land, to lakes and volcanoes, to dense jungle to swamp.  San Carlos is a port town, located at the south eastern side of Lake Nicaragua, it is situated on the shores of the lake, with ...

Nicaragua

Nicaragua "niu countri"!

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... are catching the 12.30 pm public boat bus to San Carlos which is 1 hour away down the river Rio Frio. San Carlos is the entry point for Nicaragua. Legally while we write this entry we are out of Costa Rica as we have our passports stamped with exit ...

The Beard Nazi, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The Beard Nazi

A travel blog entry by doove

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... but understood how easy that little error could be made :P   Fortunately there was one more boat later in the afternoon to get out of that hell hole, so after waiting in a boat terminal that stunk of piss, we finally left San Carlos, and ...

San Carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

San Carlos

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

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Forced to spend a couple of nights here waiting for the boat to Solentiname but accommodation options were limited to pricey but poor value for money or cheap & not cheerful. Paying $15 a night for an average room with bucket shower and one cable ...

Tales from Junio, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Tales from Junio

A travel blog entry by kmswenson14

... either today or some day soon (when I have the chance). We crossed the border along the Rió de San Juan and arrived in San Carlos to take another boat to our first hotel. We were still on the river the first night and it was an awesome place...a very ...

Welcome back to Nicaragua, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Welcome back to Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by sammygrim

It's SO much cooler crossing a border by riverboat than by bus. I don't know why, it just is. San Carlos takes a lot of rap in all the different guidebooks, but I like it. There are lots of mosquitos and you have a feeling of being stranded in the ...

For a fist full of dollars, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

For a fist full of dollars

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... a tour to Caño Negro! The howler monkeys were especially noisy during the trip... Anyway, we arrived at the port of San Carlos in Nicaragua, and just getting off the panga is customs. The local military quickly sorted out the paperwork for all the ...

Not your average bus ride., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Not your average bus ride.

A travel blog entry by sammygrim

... . And we did. But there was no sleep to be had on this bus. The road which skirts the eastern shore of Lake Nicaragua is unpaved. The driver figured that, what with all the bumping and bouncing, nobody on board was going to get any sleep ...

A Long Journey, 2nd Class On The Boat, Fort, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

A Long Journey, 2nd Class On The Boat, Fort

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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... get in and driving us to the dock for US$1 where we got 2nd class tickets for the 10 hour boat trip across Lake Nicaragua to San Carlos, launching pad to El Castillo down the Rio San Juan. The 1st classer's were only a couple of dollars more and ...

New years eve playing UNO, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

New years eve playing UNO

A travel blog entry by adamz

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... with a guy at the bus station decided to catch a different bus and try to transfer to another bus that was heading to San Carlos from a different destination. After 3 hours on the bus ended up reaching an intersection where we found we had just missed ...

River Journeys and the best Camarones!, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

River Journeys and the best Camarones!

A travel blog entry by annamund

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... in Trafalgar Square) who attacked El Castillo on the river for Spanish gold.   The next morning we leave San Carlos and Lake Nicaragua. The launch goes east along the river towards the tiny village of Boca del Sabalos passing small villages and ...

Aug 30, 2011, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Aug 30, 2011

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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Sensation in San Carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Sensation in San Carlos

A travel blog entry by weltmotivtour

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... wollte, vielleicht schmecken die Dinger hier auch einfach anders… Wir betreten das einzige bereits geöffnete Café in San Carlos, ich bestelle u.a. einen Fruchtteller, wie immer OHNE Bananen. Ich bekomme einen Fruchtteller MIT Bananen. Ich gebe ...

First stop in Nicaragua, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

First stop in Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by surfari

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... nice way, life is simpler, everyone is friendly and relaxed and not bothered about you as a gringo/tourist. Particularly as San Carlos clearly doesn't get much tourist traffic.  Most people take the more popular border crossing on the west coast, ...

Back from the Rio San Juan, san carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Back from the Rio San Juan

A travel blog entry by robertpallas

So, after a week or more in the middle of nowhere, we´re back in somehwere you could call a town. We´ve been into the rainforest, on boats in crocodile and shark infested waters and conquered a castle. The last place that had a cash machine ...

Nicaragua, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by guyashari

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... with us and there were 2 spots left of the boat to string them up. Although it was very windy I suprisingly slept well. From San Carlos we got another smaller boat down the river to El Costillo (3 hours). A beautiful scenic ride! El Costillo is a very ...

Waiting for the bus..., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Waiting for the bus...

A travel blog entry by advgal

Location: San Carlos at the mouth of the San Juan River, Nicaragua, approx. 1154 local time.So, here I am in a restaurant using their WIFI waiting for my bus back to Granada which leaves at 3pm. I took the boat in from Sabalos which got in at 10am. The ...

Boating to the Border., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Boating to the Border.

A travel blog entry by krystalbell11

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My friend and I took a boat trip to Nicaragua last weekend.  Taking a boat down a river, through the jungle to another country is a MUST experience.  Unfortunately due to being ill and laws against taking photos I was not able to capture to many ...

Het meer van Nicaragua overgestoken: San Carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Het meer van Nicaragua overgestoken: San Carlos

A travel blog entry by karin_rav.

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Vrijdag 5 augustus 2011 Na bijna elf uur op een boot van Altagracia op Isla Ometepe naar San Carlos te hebben gezeten, ga ik bij aankomst in San Carlos eerst op zoek naar een bed. Aangezien San Carlos niet zo heel groot is, en mede omdat ...

Navegando en el San Juan rumbo al Castillo, El Castillo Rio San Juan, Nicaragua travel blog

Navegando en el San Juan rumbo al Castillo

A travel blog entry by douglasmad815

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... , bastante más pequeña como para unas veinte personas y nos tomó la mitad del tiempo; salimos de El Castillo a las 9:45 y llegamos a San Carlos a las 11:15, haciendo menos paradas y una de tal vez cinco minutos en Sábalos, una comunidad o pueblo algo ...

The airport, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The airport

A travel blog entry by surfari

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... a few days of buses and a boat, which isn't so cheap if you include the required food and accommodation) Anyway, on arriving at San Carlos airport we were pretty impressed, and as usual it wasn't exactly punctual so we had the hour we had arrived early, ...

Hacia el Castillo en panga, Camino a El Castillo Rio San Juan, Nicaragua travel blog

Hacia el Castillo en panga

A travel blog entry by douglasmad815

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... que vino a Nicaragua en el proyecto de Blue Energy  en Bluefields , lo pasamos dejando en el aeropuerto y seguimos rumbo a San Carlos. A unos treinta kilómetros del Empalme San Benito nos estuvimos a comer gorilas con triste como desayuno y seguimos ...

A Short Flight and a Long Boat Trip, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

A Short Flight and a Long Boat Trip

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... most proficient of all of us, having studied it in school.  Knowing some French is not terribly helpful . . . . On arriving in San Carlos, we took a taxi into town to the docks.  Unfortunately, we just missed the express boat and ended up ...

The slowest ferry I've ever met, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The slowest ferry I've ever met

A travel blog entry by nowind

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In Isla de Ometepe right before I was about to depart the place, I accidentially bumped into Kelly, my old travelling mate, and he decided on the spot to join me on my adventure towards the caribbean. So we travelled to the ferry dock, waited around for ...

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