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Between Historic El Castillo and Indio Maiz Rain Forest Reserve

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 rooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 ample terraces with San Juan river views

El Castillo is a historical town that was funded as a bastion to defend Granada from pirates coming from Caribbean sea. During the Gold fever period El Castillo served as a stop point for boats transporting thousands to California. Indio Maiz Biological Reserve is the second largest reserve in Nicaragua, containing a rich biodiversity and species as pumas, jaguars, howler and spider monkeys, armadillos or manatees. Casa del Canal belongs to a 110 Acre private reserve located between El Castillo and Indio Maiz Biological Reserve and with great views above the San Juan river.

Casa del Canal features its own boat, kayak and dock accessing the river. The house has 4 private Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 terraces one on each level. Separate kitchen. Wide front river area. Tropical forest extension of Indio Maiz Biological Reserve is within walking distance.

Relax on the terrace, canoe towards the Bartola river, walk through the primary forest behind the Casa and watch howler and spider monkeys. We offer free transportation from the Casa del Canal to Indio Maiz Biological Reserve!

We are relatively new in VRBO! we are proud and happy Casa del Canal was featured on the list of awe-inspiring places to stay in Central America by "The Shooting Star" travel blog!

More Details

Manuel Bejar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2016

About Manuel Bejar

I have been based in Nicaragua for almost 5 years and up and down connected to the river San Juan, El Castillo and Indio Maiz Biological Reserve. I love El Castillo and its people and hope that our guests will enjoy the calmness and fabulous history of the San Juan.


El Castillo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
Jimmy and Nubia are the caretakers of the Casa del Canal. Jimmy can show you the forest and will take you up and down the river San Juan, to visit the Rain Forest Reserve and El Castillo. Nubia will help with cooking meals using local ingredients. Breakfast in included in the rate, and lunch and dinner are available at your request.


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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Managua International Airport, Nicaragua
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
At Refugio Bartola
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
San Carlos, River San Juan, Nicaragua
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At Refugio Bartoloa
Car: recommended




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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