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It is safe to come fishing to Rio San Juan, Nicaragua

We are not affected by the civil disturbance,

that took place in the cities of Nicaragua during, April, June and July. Slowly things are coming along and the tourist industry is attracting tourist with special discount packages a real bargain, making it the place to visit on your next fishing adventure, escape or vacation.

Montecristo Tarpon Camp
Montecristo Tarpon Camp

Map view of Rio San JuanYou may come via Costa Rica though the new border crossing at San Pancho/Las Tablillas connecting with the bridge Santa Fe on the Rio San Juan, we can arrange for pick up at the border. You also may come by plane on La Costeñas twice per week flight Managua to San Carlos, drive yourself or come by bus from Mercado de Mayoreo in Managua.

Map view from Costa Rica

They are  offering  a starting package at just $40.00 per person per night, room double occupancy with breakfast, lunch and dinner included, minimum of 2 people. Fishing boat, guide, gear at $150.00 per fishing day. * (Reservation are needed for this package)

Great view of the river from Monteristo Tarpon Camp

To arrange your personal or group fishing trip you may contact Mr. Agustin Llanes, (505 86499012 montecristoriver@yahoo.com) a local outfitter, he is the owner of the Montecristo Tarpon Camp/Montecristo Wildlife Refuge and the president/manager of the local sport fishing coop. COPDETOURSJ R.L. (pescariosanjuan@gmail.com)

Your host Mr. Agustin Llanes

COOPDETOURSJ R.L. the local sport fishing cooperative has over 20 members spread across the whole Rio San Juan, with local owner operator of small lodges, fishing and touring boats, they all are local guides from the Solentiname island, to San Carlos, Boca de Sabalos, and in El Castiillo

For the adventurer in you we also offer a night caiman tour, sightseeing tours on different rivers affluent to the Rio San Juan,  to observe birds and wildlife, hiking tours in Indio Maiz National Wildlife Reserve, We can also arrange canoes/kayak trips as well as waterskiing.

The Rio San Juan has its own interesting historic places and stories, from the Spanish Colonial conquest, the Transit route to California during the Gold Rush era, the pirates of the Caribbean and the British armada conquering El Castillo trying to control the passageway between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, during the civil war in the USA. You may learn all about it at the local museum in el Castillo.

El Castillo, Rio San Juan
El Castillo, Rio San Juan

If you are planning on coming in your next jungle river fishing adventure to Rio San Juan, Nicaragua remember Mr. Agustin Llanes your trusted local outfitter/guide.

 

Jungle River Tarpon Fishing Adventure

Special Packages for 2018 fresh water tarpon fishing.

 

Tour de Pesca

New 2018 Low discounted tarpon fishing package in the rain forest of the San Juan River, Nicaragua.

Basic 3 night, 2 fishing days at $499.00 per person, minimum of two person, double occupancy room and boat, includes room, meals, boat, guide, 5 gallon of fuel, gear.

Fish with Montecristo, the famous tarpon camp of Rio San Juan.

Extra fishing day at $250.00 per day, extra night with meal at $45.00

You may bring your own liquor and tobacco or you arrange for drink at an extra cost.

We fish two anglers per boat, one guide and sometime one deck hand.

Fish day is 8 hour days, starting around 6:00 am resting for lunch at the lodge, fish again from about 2 .30 till 6:00 pm

Tip is voluntary but expected by guide and lodge personnel.

Please book early, we are small eco lodge, we like to operate with less than 12 guesst at the time, preferring small groups of 6 or 4

We can arrange for transfer from airport or hotel in Managua at extra cost.

Pesca de sabalo en Rio San juan de nicaragua

Prices are low now, according to the season, prices will go back to normal, if you are planning on fishing the Rio San Juan, this is the time. Take advantage of our lowest prices ever.

You may contac Mr. Alfonso A. Llanes at montecristoriver@yahoo.com

505 86499012 Whatapp

Tarpon Fishing Jungle River Adventure

And the Tarpon Fishing Jungle River Adventure begins, in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Agustin Llanes owner/operator of Montecristo and COPDETOURSJ R.L

Today is the last day of January, our worth fishing month of this year,  we predicted fishing condition will improve the first week of the month.

Mr. Peter Dowling and Mr. Stephen Short two joyful British subjects came from San Juan del Sur, to Rio San Juan, in Nicaragua. They wanted to fish for Marling or billfish in the Pacific Ocean, but the south wind were on strong and was going to be impossible to troll with heavy seas. They decided to come to the Rio San Juan and try for tarpon, the river monster, another big one for the bucket lit.

Mr. Peter Dowling and Mr. Stephen Short

I toll Peter and Stephen, that they will be the guinea pigs, testing how the fishing is improving, because my forecast is that it tend to get better next week. We hope they get lucky and hock a trophy this afternoon.

Jeffrey Dominguez our young resident fishing  guide, with Nani Barrios will be taking them  out fishing the next few days, they both are founding member of Cooperativa de Pesca Deportiva y Turistica de Rio San Juan R.L. (COPDETOURSJ R.L.) 

They went out fishing this morning the first day of February, they saw some tarpon rolling and got two good hook ups, their afternoon look promising.

Peter and Stephen got to fight some of our giant river monster, the famous fresh water tarpon of Rio San Juan. They came for a 2 days of fishing and ended up doing 5 days of fishing. According to them, the experience they gained fighting tarpon, the good food and scenery of the river and the affordable package they got, at Montecristo Eco Lodge, made their vacation special

Learn more about our  Montecristo Tarpon Camp

 

Fishing got skunk for tarpon on early to mid-January 2018

view of the Rio San Juan
Our fisheries for tarpon and snook are just minute away from Montecristo Eco lodge

Got skunk on tarpon fishing on the Rio San Juan.

tarpon fishing
We love tarpon fishing

I don’t know what’s to blame, January generally have been a good month for fishing in the Rio San Juan. We got some good Robalos (snoks) but no tarpon, they were rolling in the morning above the rapid but they did not take the lures and they disappeared for a while after that.  But it may be the weird weather we been having as of Jan 27 still raining on the Rio San Juan, the rain is not uncommon during January, but this year has been excessive to the point that the other affluent that feed the river are pumping large amount of water that carries derbies and sediment, thus affecting the fishing.

The weather  is supposed to change very soon and fishing condition should improve drastically, we have opening for February, March and April when most angler take their vacation, we will be running some special fishing package combining Montecristo Eco Lodge and the new COPDETOURSJ R.L., the sport fishing and tourist Coop. of Rio San Juan.

The Lodge will charge $45.00 per person per night with meal (double occupancy) with a minimum stay of 3 nights. The fishing boat and guides wil be provided by the 20 member, owner operator of the coop. pricing for boat, gear, guide, fuel is $280.00 per fishing day, tip are not included but expected especially when you have a great fishing experience. The boat normally is shared by two anglers (recommended), but it is possible to share with one or two more friends to make it more affordable.

I will take this opportunity to invite everybody  to our annual fishing tournament held in Boca de Sabalos, El Castillo. The cooperative have 20 boat for rent with guide and gear and we have a few lodges and hotels that will run special for the tournament,  it probably be held on July 20, 21 and 22, but dates has to be confirmed.

If you want more info on our fishing packages write to montecristoriver@yahoo.com or call Mr. Agustin Llanes at 505 86499012