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Affordable Montecristo Eco Lodge in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Special $45.00 per person per night with meals at Montecristo Eco Lodge.

A family owned and operated eco lodge, the place to stay in Rio San Juan.

Located Inside the Montecristo Wildlife Refuge, a 200 acres of protected rain forest. The area is great for tarpon and snook fishing and is an important bird area with garden, is like a Natural Park. Now under new management has more affordable rates for national or foreign tourist to enjoy, it offer a $45.00 per night stay per person with all meals and some activities.

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Montecristo Eco Lodge is one of the very few accommodations that don’t contaminate the river, it has 4 septic tanks, produces its own solar energy and has the best potable water well in the whole area, utilize good practices for the environment and recycle, reutilize and reduce waste as much as possible.

All the little towns and almost all the little hotels along the San Juan River dump they grey water into the San Juan River. During the dry season, you could see the PVC piping coming out of their property into the river. This creates and environmental impact that grows proportionally as population growth as well as tourist staying as guest on those places..

Hurricane Otto on November 2016 caused huge damage to the lodge and most of the rain forest of Indio Maiz biological reserve. It took more than a year for the lodge to get back on its feet; the government minimized the damage and left Montecristo with false hope of assistance.  Now is under new management and is trying to make a comeback, and need your support by stayig as a guess when you visit the San Juan River.

The Lodge Montecristo
Montecristo River Eco Lodge & Private Wildlife Refuge.

While the rest of property owner are selling the timber and converting the land into cattle ranches,  causing damage to the natural landscape of the area, Montecristo wildlife refuge decided to keep protecting it land, by not selling timber and let it regenerate by itself.

Things to do in Rio San Juan.

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The trails are now used by wildlife that are concentrating in our refuge due to the increasing shrinking of their habitat, because other land owner are clearing land around to sell the timber and converting the rain forest  into cattle country.

Please support  Montecristo Eco Lodge by been its guest. You may contact via email at montecristoriver@yahoo.com

Welcome to Rio San Juan, Nicaragua

Welcome Montecristo Eco Lodge & Tarpon Camp.

The Rio San Juan is an  and fishing tourist destination. Is the place to get your tarpon trophy, the silver king, the river monster?

Fishing time, Sunrise over the San Juan River.
Fishing time, Sunrise over the San Juan River.

The Rio San Juan is home of Montecristo Eco Lodge, your gateway to the rain forest and to a great Tarpon fishing or family vacation.

Montecristo Eco Lodge & Tarpon Camp is centrally located in the best part of the 200 Km long river.  2 Km down river from Boca de Sabalos, and 7 Km up river from the historic ton of El Castillo.

Montecristo is also a wildlife refuge, (Reserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo),  a very important bird area with more than 145 identified birds, over 240 hectare of protected rain forest? There is hiking tail; a few acres are planted with cacao and fruits and they have reforested with local trees like Almendros.

The Lodge Montecristo
Montecristo River Eco Lodge & Private Wildlife Refuge.

The eco lodge & hotel is completely off the grid, they produce they own energy, with solar panels and a diesel generator as backup, the property have two operating water well and they also collect rain water.

Its operation is sustainable and applies better management practices by recycling, reutilizing and reducing garbage. Is an ecotourism destination in Rio San Juan, is a green place.

Reserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo
Aereal view of Rserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo and Montecristo Ecio lodge

Tarpon Fishing Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. 2016-2017

2016-2017 Tarpon fishing Season Report for Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Excellent sport fishing report, for Montecristo tarpon camp on the Rio San Juan, Nicaragua, located between the town of Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo, home for giant tarpon and snook.

 

Tarpon fishing
The Rio San Juan rives is a great place to get your tarpon trophy.

Sport fishing for tarpon should be good the whole season. As late as April 2016, we are seeing a great number of tarpon coming in from the ocean en route to Lake Nicaragua. This un usually high quantity of tarpon coming in during our dry season, when the river is at it lower level, it make me predict a really good 2016-2017 Tarpon fishing season.

We invite you to come Tarpon fishing and release your trophy, a giant river monster.

Like the past few year we are getting more angles coming to our water to try to battle one of this giant tarpon and this year, we will have  130 plus angler in our September fishing tournament, also our river has ben feature in a few sport fishing TV shows like River Monster and other sport channels.

Montecristo River Lodge offer affordable all inclusive tarpon fishing package that start at $649.00 per person for a 3 night, 2 full days of fishing, two anglers per boat. The price includes transportation from San Carlos, the lodge and all meals, fishing boat, guide and fuel. We are taking reservation for our 2016-2017 seasons, please book early.

http://www.montecristoriver.com

Giant tarpon are everywhere in Boca de Sabalos, this mean that for the 56 International Tarpon Fishing Tournament in Rio San Juan this coming September 2016 will be very exciting for all participant anglers

Releasing tarpon
Oxygenating to revive a great tarpon, the Silver King after a great battle, a job well done.

To contact Montecristo Eco lodge, follow this link. Please come fish with us, we will treat you VIP.