Adventure Package three nights
Get the best deal with a combination of three-day stay and activities
Every Adventure Package three nights includes:
- 3 night accommodation at one of Guacimo River Lodge Deluxe Cabaña or Superior Bungalows
- Daily a la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- Activities included during your stay: Tropical Forest Trail, El Castillo XVII century and cocoa cooperative tour, kayaking through Bartola River by the Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve and a night tour to observe owls, caimans and basiliscus in their habitat.
- Free check-in and check-out river ride between El Castillo and Guacimo Lodge
If you need assistance with transfers from Nicaragua or Costa Rica to Guacimo Lodge, please visit Getting Here.
Day to day Itinerary
Arriving to Guacimo Lodge
You will be picked up in El Castillo dock by a Guacimo Lodge representative at the scheduled time for a short, 15 min river-ride trip to our lodge. Guacimo Lodge is only accessible by water, and is located by Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve. After the sunset, you’ll enjoy a Night Tour on our private boat, where you will sight basilisks, owls or caimans in the San Juan river.
During your stay at Guacimo Lodge
You’ll awake each morning with the sounds of the native birds of the reserve and the river. Then head over to our Rancho Grande for a delicious Nica breakfast made of tropical fruits, eggs, tortillas and gallo pinto or choose from our continental breakfast options of yogurt, cereal and pancakes, all with Nicaraguan blended coffee.
You may start with a hike through the tropical forest with a bilingual guide. Indio Maiz reserve is home to a large number of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. While walking nearby tropical water channels, you can take an active role in our quest to identify species – some of them still unrecorded – inhabiting the primary forest!
You can follow by visiting the small town of El Castillo and its legendary XVII century forest used to contain pirates coming from the Caribbean coast. El Castillo is a town with no cars, living out of fishing, small trading and artisan work. You will see how its small cocoa cooperative works and taste a just-made chocolate.
During your stay, you will enjoy kayaking through the tranquil waters of the Bartola river at the entrance of Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve while observing the density of wildlife and the locals going with their cayucos to their communities.
Departing from Guacimo Lodge
After your breakfast you will be taken in a 15 min river-ride trip by private boat to El Castillo main dock where a Guacimo Lodge representative will support you to continue your itinerary, be it by private or public boat to San Carlos or to Santa Fe if you continue your trip Costa Rica. For any assistance in transfers to or from Guacimo Lodge, please visit Getting here