Located on the banks of the San Juan River , a gateway to the wild and virtually unexplored Rio Indio-Maiz Biological Reserve in southeastern Nicaragua.Tropical lowland forest, mangrove estuaries, mile upon mile of jungle waterways, lagoons and pristine Caribbean beaches make exploring the reserve a truly unique and remarkable experience. With more than 600 species of birds and 200 species of mammals, the area is the ultimate destination for ecotourists seeking adventure at its bests.
The lodge was built in keeping with the surrounding environment. Designers took advantage of the directional trade winds, arc of the sun and shade of the surrounding giant tropical hardwood trees to give visitors the maximum comfort available in the lowland rain forest. Thatched-roof walkways between the lodge and the spacious guest bungalows traverse above the jungle floor. Walking to your room can be a wonderful experience as numerous butterflies, tanagers, hummingbirds, honeycreepers, toucans, and other strange and interesting creatures fly, hop and crawl amidst the surrounding vegetation.
The rustic elegance of the lodge is simply striking. The main dining room, lounge bar and reception are done in solid oak. Cable television, satellite telephones and e-mail service are available to our guests, nevertheless, our hope is that you will leave that world behind and discover everything that makes Rio Indio naturally magical.
Facilities: Lobby bar, gourmet restaurant, pool bar, disco, swimming pool, Direct TV in our lobby bar, satellite phones, laundry, room service, tour desk, baby sitter service.
Premium rooms (64), 600 sq. feet, two queen beds, bathroom with shower, hot water, balcony overlooking the lagoon, two ceiling fans, safety box and telephone
Nuptial Cottage, 600 sq. feet, king bed, bathroom with shower, hot water, balcony overlooking the lagoon with jacuzzi, two ceiling fans, safety box and telephone.
You have landed in a heavenly place. A vast 2600 km (991 sq.mi) emerald of Caribbean tropical rainforest teeming with wildlife, the Great Rio Indio-Maiz Nature Reserve and hidden away at the heart of it is Rio Indio Adventure Lodge, where nature created an exotic universe of biodiversity to which we added comfort, hospitality and adventure.! Enclosed find among the following tours that we have for your complete amusement in communion with nature
RIO INDIO LODGE RATES:The standard rate is $168 per person (based on double occupancy), plus tax.
Discounts and specials may apply.
Children under 5 years old - Complimentary
Tour Guide - Complimentary
Children 5-12 years old - 50% discount in lodging with parents, maximum 4 persons per room
Single Room - 20% additional charge
During Semana Santa (varies annually) and Christmas (Dec. 24 - Jan. 01), there is a 15% additional charge
Open Rum bar
Tour to San Juan Viejo
Double occupancy stay
Tourist visa to Nicaragua
Tips for fishing guides and lodge personnel
We also offer a variety of carefully designed packages to help you plan the perfect trip.
SEE OUR FISHING PACKAGES HERE.
Check out our ECOLOGY PACKAGES below.
6 Day/5 Night - Jungle Experience
Day 1: Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica. Meet at airport and transfer to local hotel. Local tour of the city. Night off.
Day 2: Meet at hotel at 5:00 a.m. and transfer to Rio Indio Lodge. Check in at Rio Indio and time off to relax. Afternoon nature walk to old Grey Town and colonial cemeteries, boat trip to San Juan de Nicaragua, a local fishing community. Night tour to see crocodiles, birds and jungle night life.
Day 3: Morning boat trip to Lake Silico. This jungle lake of clear waters, orchids and macaws is a beautiful place to visit. Part of the 1890′s railroad bed is the base for our hike. The tracks are long gone. This is a great place to hike, dig for century old battles and see two species of poison dart frogs and red eye tree frogs. Return to the lodge and have the afternoon off to walk the lodge trails, kayak Captain Morgan’s Lagoon or just hang out by the pool!
Day 4: Half day tour up the Indian River to visit families of the Rama Tribe. Learn from them, their customs and way of life. On the return trip, visit Mr. Narciso the last Shaman of southeast Nicaragua. With 70 years of living in the Rain Forest and having been trained by Maya and Meschito Medicine men, his jungle herb remedies are known all over the continent. Afternoon guided jungle walk with our Rama Indians guides, wonderful people with great knowledge of the Rain Forest.
Day 5: Boat tour up the San Juan River and Sarapiqui Rivers to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica (3 hour tour) and a 90 minutes van ride to San Jose, Costa Rica. Check in at a local hotel. Dinner at Costa Rican typical restaurant with amazing views of the valley..
Day 6: Transfer to International airport.
Package includes all lodging, air, land and water transfers in country, all meals at the lodge, open rum bar and snacks, tours as specified, all park fees and visas. Optional extra days with meals and lodging for only $168 per night per person. Rates vary by number of guests in group. Please contact us for more information.
Optional: Sport fishing tours $180 per person per day. Includes tackle, boats and guides.
8 Day/7 Night - Feathered Features of the Rain Forest
Birdwatchers are a special group; their love of nature and birds is a special part of their lives. Rio Indio Lodge, Nicaragua has over 250 species of birds in the area and is on the Eastern Coastal Fly way of Central America. A must is plenty of birds with some lifers, a great birding guide and native people that know what part of the jungle is concentrating the birds. We have put together a great birding package to Rio Indio.
Day 1: Arrival in San Juan, Costa Rica. Transfer to local hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Rio Indio Lodge, Nicaragua from San Jose. Your guide will point out many of the jungle species. Lodging and all meals at Rio Indio Lodge. Afternoon birding hike on lodge trails.
Day 3: Full day birding in the lowland Rain Forest.
Day 4: Full day birding for rare species, boat tours included.
Day 5: Early departure to PuertoViejo, via San Juan River and Sarapiqui River. Meet at Puerto Viejo and transfer to Lake Arenal. Lodging at Lake Arenal. Afternoon tour of hanging bridges. We will see species of the high land forest. Night off to view the volcano.
Day 6: Morning transfer to Monte Verde Cloud Forest by way of Lake Arenal and trip to the Cloud Forest. Afternoon birding hike. Night off.
Day 7: Morning visit to Monte Verde National Park. Tour of the park to see quetzals, tanagers and possibly a bell bird. Visit to Hummingbird Galley and hanging bridges. Afternoon return to San Jose (3 hours). Check in at local hotel. Night off.
Day 8: Morning transfer to San Jose.
Cost of package is $2,700 per person. We have special group rates and can quote different itineraries upon request. The best season is November to May. Minimum of 4 guest to operate.
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