Updated information on how to get to San Carlos, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua
Please Note:
La Costena Air is not flying to San Carlos or San Juan del
Norte on the Rio San Juan.
Bus service between Managua and San Carlos depart from Mercado de
Mayoreo in Managua.,  5 am, 6 am, 9 am, 2 pm , 6 pm one way C$200.00
Cordobas.

We recommend using an Express bus.  Be ready for a 6 or 7 hour trip, is not
comfortable for tourist standard.

Bus from Granada to San Carlos, leave from the port of Granada on
Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 and 2:00 PM. it take about 7 hours ride,
arriving at San Carlos at about 9:00 Pm.
There is another express service in mini Van for 15 passages, they also depart from Mercado se Mayoreo but they are separated from the bus terminal,
you may have to ask for the express interlocal.   When they get the 15 passenger they leave direct to Juigalpa bus terminal without stopping. Then at the
Juigalpa terminal you may use the bathroom and eat something while wait for a good bus to San Carlos.
 Santa Fe bridge over the Rio San Juan
Updated information on how to get to Rio
San Juan.
Don’t used this bus, you will be mistreated, and packed like
sardine.
The ferry on Lake Nicaragua from Ometepe to San Carlos
Stopped running on 2018 Don’t plan on it.
BY LAND, 300 km FROM  MANAGUA by private vehicle or a
Rental.  4.5  hour drive.
FROM COSTA RICA
From the new Border Crossing at Las Tablillas. Now
you can drive all the way to Boca de Sabalos.
How to cross the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border crossing at Las
Tablillas
We recommend some of the following business for private
transportation to San Carlos Rio San Juan.
Budget Rent a Car., Contact: Ivan Jose Solórzano, he offer
pick up at airport, wait for your flight local or international and
they drive you to San Carlos, Rio San Juan for an estimated
$160.00, ideal for 3 or 4 person.
George's Accesorios para Pesca

George work out of Juigalpa, beside the sport fishing supply
shop he also has 3 car for taking tourist around and make the
trip Managua to San Carlos for about $200.00
HOW TO ARRIVE AT MONTECRISTO

From San Carlos it is possible to get to Montecristo and any other tourist destination in public transport
boats, which leave the harbor five times a day.

Water Taxi to Montecristo leaving San Carlos at 6 1/2, 10 1/2 AM and 4 1/2 PM costs C$160.00
Cordobas $5.50 US

Regular boats Leaving San Carlos at 8:00, 12:00 AM, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 PM cost C$120.00 Cordobas  $ 4.00
U.S.

By Chicken Bus, San Carlos to Boca de Sabalos, there are 4 buses making daily run. Ask for schedule.

If you don't want to use the public transport you can hire a private boat. San Carlos to Montecristo
$250.00 up to 8 person in the boat.

We offer boat rental with driver/guide for private transportation and tours. $400.00 per day, up to 8
person in the boat
Agua Trail provide the servive to cross the Costarican /
Nicaraguan border
Montecristo Eco lodge is located 43 Km from San Carlos, Rio
San Juan, between the jungle river port town of Sabalos and
the historic town of El Castillo. In front of the Sombrero de
Cuero Island.

Contact us In the Lodge* WhatsApp (505) 8649-9012

E-mails: montecristoriver@yahoo.com
Carlitos Way  Carlos Tablada he can do the trip Managua
San Carlos for $180.00 He know the river well, he is also a
Chef work at Refugio Bartola.
Telefono 505 83681760  cafetacas@gmail.com
From San Carlos it is possible to get to Montecristo and any other tourist destination in public transport boats, which leave the harbor five times a day.Water Taxi to Montecristo leaving San Carlos at 6 1/2, 10 1/2 AM and 4 1/2 PM costs C$160.00 Cordobas $5.50 US