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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 ...
... but it was full. Every time just before a boat set off the militia would check the list of passengers and passport numbers and make everyone put on a life vest. As soon as the boat moved a few metres off shore quite a number of us would remove them. Life vests make good seat cushions which help cope with the hard seats. I reasoned that the practice was merely confirming that every passenger had a vest, a comforting change from Asia where you're lucky if there's any on board and if ...
... against the Dictator Somosa. Like I mentioned before Leon is surrounded by Volcanos and most of them you can climb the one more strenuous than the other. The Cerro Negro the youngest Volcano that you can even Sandboard down. We heard stories of people getting their skin completely removed by the volcanic sand or broken fingers and the alike so we decided against it as we are not getting any younger and we still have a couple of months ahead of us travelling. Instead we ...
... that we had we would spend a bit longer at the pool and get a later bus back, luckily for us as we were walking back down the road from the pools a pick-up stopped and the driver offered us a lift back to the hostel, saving us about an hour on the journey which was great. We had a bit of bad luck in that they closed the road (which ran across the only runway on the island) for the twice-weekly flight from Managua, but the driver took a shortcut across the beach instead!