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Cabanas Caiman Los Guatuzo

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Great but expensive tours (60$). Our room was not the nicest one, ask for the one under the roof which is beautiful. The boat ride down the river is fantastic and you will be able to see a lot of caimans at night.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure where to start. We had an amazing 3 nights at Cabanas Caiman. Armando has the eyes of an eagle and can spot creatures that seem to be invisible against their natural habitat. We had the most amazing time. Night tour was just unbelievable, so many animals and so close up. We got to hold a baby caiman which...

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Beijing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Armando and Aillen are truly lovely people who care about their guests and the environment. Papaturro is magic - not touristy at all, tons of wildlife, an unbelievable variety of birds and other animals, very friendly people. The accommodation is basic but we didn't miss a thing. Don't come here if you need a hairdryer ;) however, Aillen made sure...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights at cabanas caiman (december 2016). (best to check boat chedule by mailing ailen if you want the public boat). The nature was awesome combining wetlands AND tropical forest. During the night boat tour we saw a lot of animals like kingfishers, tarantula, iguanas, cayman, opossum... Because a lot of them are sleeping you can get reaaalllllly...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at cabanas caiman at the end of July 2016 and it was one of the highlights of our three weeks trip in Nicaragua. If you are looking to get up close with the Nicaraguan jungle in an off the beaten tracks environment, then you can't miss this. The cabana is very simple but clean with a...

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing adventure for family of four. Great food, clean and spacious cabins (mosquito free!) and most of all fenomenal tours by day and night with Armando. We saw sleeping birds and basilisks in the trees, a sloth with its baby, spider monkeys and howler monkeys, and other increadible wildlife. If you want a wildlife experience in Nicaragua, this is the...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in charming and spacious wooden cabins by the river. Aillen and Armando were very nice hosts, and the boat tours were unique. It was incredible how Armando could spot every animal in the river. The food was excellent too, and the dinners were arranged according to our schedule. Those people clearly love what they do.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Getting there was an adventure - water level in Papaturro is really low, so for the last part of the trip we had to leave the ferry and get into the trailer attached to a tractor. Once we got there Aileen and Armando could not do enough to make our stay memorable. They even supplied us with gumboots - so...

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I completely agree with the excellent previous reviews. I made a point of visiting Los Guatuzos after a friend went in February of 2016 and told me about it. I stayed three nights and did three excursions - a morning walk and night tour with Armando at Cabanas Caiman, and a kayak trip with the Eco Lodge. I saw lots...

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Minnesota
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Previous reviews are so descriptive that I have little to add. The rooms are definitely basic, and have suffered some from the climate, but having an indoor toilet and shower in this remote area is a luxury. You are likely to spend all of your time outside anyway. We spent our afternoons just sitting by the river watching the birds...

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Address: Papaturro, San Carlos, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rio San Juan Department > San Carlos
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“Main Cabina has 2 rooms and both are nice. One side has more beds.”
Lynxx, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There are just 2 rooms, one for 2 and the other accommodating to 6 persons.”
HannakoT, 4 Jun 2014 | Read review
“There are just two cabañas (and one spare with less quality), so make sure you make a reservation. Aillen responded to my e-mail within a few hours.”
carlov363, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
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