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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve

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Las Penitas, Nicaragua
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San Jacinto Hot Springs and Juan Venado Wildlife Reserve Boat Tour
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“baby turtles” (7 reviews)
“boat tour” (4 reviews)
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"local guide"
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"nice trip"
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"bird watchers"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My friends and I toured the reserve- saw crocodiles, iguanas, so many bird species that if you are a birder, you will like this spot even more than I did (and I liked it so much I'd like to go again.) Our guide knew where...More

1  Thank MarzUSA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I meandered onto the bluffs to watch sunset. We got another addition in watching the local fisherman pulling their fishing lines. Mother Nature did not disappoint. Epic views from high above on the jagged rocks. The best part was that it was...More

Thank brendabeachbum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours on Antonio’s boat going through the mangrove. We saw a lot of different type of birds, also iguanes and crocodiles. Antonio knew where to look. We spent a great time and took excellent pictures. A must for the nature lovers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, plenty of birds, stunning scenery, quiet. Too bad we missed the baby turtles by days! Guides are good but little English!

Thank David B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did the 3pm tour and saw quite a few crocodiles, porcupine, iguana and many different species of beautiful birds. Remember to bring sun screen and bug spray as you will be returning just when the sun is setting.

Thank tequilawitch
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Went on a birdwatching trip with Moises Orozco into the Nature Reserve. Very nice trip with an excellent guide. He knew the birds very well and took his time to show us everything interesting. Wide variety of birds including a resting nightjar at a cloose...More

Thank JFswe
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We took a boat trip through the reserve yesterday with Moses Orozco as our guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We counted 48 spp of birds including hard to spot nocturnal birds like Northern Pootoo, Rufous Nigthjar and Boat Billed Heron. We also saw Ibis, Spoonbill...More

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to see wild life. The reserve entrance staff are friendly and arranged a boat tour to see the baby turtles.

Thank DonKKer
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

You don't need a full tour to this tour - you can walk or ride bikes to the park entry point. You pay entry to the park and then pay your boat tour operator separately (about $20 US). The boat tour was just okay -...More

1  Thank VGTravelGirl
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took a boat trip on the river through Juan Venado. We saw a lot of different birds. We counted at least 30 different species. A lot of herons and egrets, a black hawk and many others. Also two crocodiles and at the same he...More

1  Thank Gert-Jan V
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