Caribbean Fishing
Rio Indio Adventure Lodge

Rio Indio Adventure Lodge

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 Río Indio-Maiz Nature Reserve and hidden away at the heart of it is Río 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.

At Rio Indio you have the opportunity to fish on the San Juan River waters. Check our fishing packages.

Land – Acuatic Transportation
You will be picked up by our comfortable mini buses in any of the hotels between San Jose and Puerto Viejo, Sarapiqui and will enjoy the beautiful 1 hour and 30 min trip along the Braulio Carrillo highway. Upon arrival in Puerto Viejo you will board a riverboat and transverse the rivers Sarapiqui and San Juan until you arrive at the Rio Indio Corn Reserve, where the lodge is located.

Air – Acuatic Transportation
Pick up at any hotel in the San Jose Metropolitan area and transfer to either Tobias Bolanos airport or the International Airport Juan Santa Maria. From there you will board a 45min flight to Barra del Colorado, where you will board a riverboat and travel through the Colorado and San Juan rivers to the lodge.

Length of Fishing PackagePrice of Fishing Package
3 Day$2250 Per Person Double Occ.
4 Day$2750 Per Person Double Occ.
6 Day$3545 Per Person Double Occ.

Deposit Required for the Rio Indio Lodge:

The Rio Indio Lodge requires a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person to initiate a reservation. Final payments are due 60 days prior to departure. A reservation is not confirmed until deposits are received.

Rio Indio Lodge Fishing Package Includes:

* Reception at airport in San Jose and transfer to hotel

* First night hotel in San Jose

* Round-trip charter flights to the Rio Indio Lodge

* Overnight accommodations at the Rio Indio Lodge

* Meals & beverages at the Rio Indio Lodge

* National alcoholic beverages

* Guided fishing (2 anglers per boat)

Not included in the Rio Indio Lodge Package:

Airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica; Fishing license and park permits $35 per angler; Park permit for non-angler $10; Meals in San Jose; Gratuities; Additional hotel stays in San Jose; Airport departure taxes; Any purchases made in Costa Rica.

The Rio Indio Lodge Fishing Season:

Although considered a year-round fishery, historically, weather and water levels are best from September until May. August to October are prime for tarpon and big snook. November to January marks the fat (calba) snook run, while January to May is the dry season when tarpon, snook, rainbow bass and majorra are numerous.