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- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
TravelPod Member ReviewsSabalos Lodge Boca Sabalos
I loved this place! My room was rustic and comfortable, the food was delicious, hosts accommodating and not overbearing. Perfect! I especially loved the off the grid living.
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... which qualified it to win Paul's most uncomfortable journey award). Finally after an almost two hour delay in San Carlos (apparently due to rain) we took a three hour cramped boat voyage down the tropical Rio San Juan to our destination of El Castillo. However, the beautiful fortress town on the edge of the deep jungle made the journey worth the trip. We had come all the way back to the Costa Rican border and half-way to the Caribbean to delve into the fabled Indio Maize ...
... bank was the boundary. Lots of water birds before pulling into the jetty with soldiers at Refuge Bartolo. Time for more passport checks. Apparently the soldiers are there to keep poachers from Costa Rica away. Wonder if we'll see any skeletons because it is pretty remote here. 2.5hr hike through thick mud over a foot deep in places and quite tough to extract your boot from. We saw some poison dart frogs, both the ...
... they are. It was a slow ride with many stops dropping people off at farms and docks on the way with lots of bird life on the way. First time we had seen ducks on our trip and yet again the ever present vultures soared above. The wildlife consisted of a troupe of Howler Monkeys plus farm livestock. Each side of the river takes turns at having clearings with rainforest as the alternate. Finally the fort came into view and we disembarked into the quaint town of El Castillo. No idea where ...
... Back in Leon we enjoyed our well-deserved Toņa ( the Nicaraguan Beer) at the busy Parque Central. From here we went further North to the little fishing community of Jiquilillo on the Pacific Coast in the Reserva Padre Ramos. We stayed in Rancho Tranquilo in a small bamboo hut close to the bea ch. Tina the American owner is quite a character to say the least. She likes to drink her Toņa on a regular basis and will keep talking if there is someone around to talk to. But ...
... the 1600 bus and ended up in the closest town to the ferry at 1700 as predicted, and then had to wait 4 hours for the ferry - very annoying. We passed the time having a drink and some dinner and talking to a local guide who was very entertaining. Finally we got a taxi to the port (a small concrete dock) and then stared into the darkness to catch a glimpse of the ferry.
We had read that the best place to get some sleep was on the deck in a deckchair as the cabin had the aircon ...