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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a special place - worth the trek from San Carlos and a good base to explore. Easy access to El Castillo and lots of tours. We particularly enjoyed the night time caiman tour and also hiring kayaks for self guided trip on Sabalo river. But most of all we enjoyed the hospitality of Ismael and Ronny who were...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Camjonsam. Thanks for your kind words. Regards Rafael

Littleton, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Summary: I am a birdwatcher and discovered this lodge when I did a search for Nicaragua bird lodges online. I liked the idea of staying in a cabin by the river and having access to a private nature reserve. We stayed there for six nights and really enjoyed our stay. There is some room for improvement at the lodge, and...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amber. We are happy you found a great place to connect with the environment. We are the truly destination for birdwatcher. Our adventure cabins are designed as a Tarzan style, open rustic and wild. Unique experience. We have other cabins adapted for children when they are secured from the River. Our food is the best we can get around,...

Paris, France
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this lodge. The cabanas and their view are incredible (make sure you have a river front balcony). The place is tidy and decorated with taste. Shame that the managing and the personal aren't anything more than efficient. They hooked us up with costly, short and not very authentic walk in Indio Mais reserve. We suspect...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Dear visitor. Thanks for your opinion, it’s important for us. Personally I talked with the workers at the lodge. About the tours, all tours we offered are develop by the communitarian, they are microbusiness than receive benefit for their work. The Indio Maiz reserve became very muddy and the animals hide when they hear the noise. Because of that, we...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fantastic base to go up river to see the most fabulous wildlife. We went with Eliecer from Jacamar and he was super (in Spanish). Lovely funny guy who knew where to look for animals. We paddled under a tree and sat below a group of howler monkeys and it was amazing. At the lodge, Ronny and Ilias were brilliant, sorting...

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two night and really loved it. The lodge is very clean and pretty. At night we heard many sounds from the animals inside of the jungle which was very exciting! Inside of the lodge is not so much to do. You can relax in a hammock or do a tour. The staff was super nice and...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this lodge. Bungalows are great, real jungle-feel, no windows, just a roof and mosquito net to cover your bed. Staff is very friendly and helpful, they provide great meals and do their best to make you feel comfortable and at home. Enjoyed a fantastic tour through the jungle and to El Castillo. Surely 100% worth...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Dear male_020. Thanks for visit us. I'm glad you enjoy your stay with Us. Regards Rafael

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Rarely do you get to stay somewhere so special. Open sided cabins on the river front with all the sounds of the jungle and the river. It's a Nic'a Eco Lodge so it's rustic in places. The staff spoke good English and were were very helpful. Ignore the ferry timetable on their website it will be out of date. Ask...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Tarzan, possibly the best cabin here. It was wonderful. The views, the breezes blowing through, the space, the hammock, the cold water shower which we needed several times a day! It was such a privilege to stay here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As the location is out of town with no access...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SJW8899. I'm happy you enjoy Sabalos Lodge. we will work to improve vegetarian and began meals. you will see next time you return. thanks for your visit

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Sabalos lodge is a beautiful place in the middle of nature. The small scale and personal attention were very attractive for us. Our lodge was beautiful, stunning views, monkeys and other wildlife close by, good bed. A very recommendable place in the middle of nature! The friendly staff made a very good effort in speaking English. It was a mutual...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa. I'm happy you enjoy your visit at the middle of the jungle at Sabalos Lodge. see yo in your next trip.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I got to spend a couple of nights at this fantastic property but it was definitely a highlight of our trip. If you are looking to truly disconnect and get a no frills rustic jungle experience this is the place. The howlers and birds were amazing, the treehouse/cabins were perfectly suited to the environment and our host...

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Rafael C, Propietario at Sabalos Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Micah. I'm glad you enjoy your stay with us, at the middle of the jungle. see you again in your next trip

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SABALOS LODGE You can explore the beauty of the Nicaraguan wilderness along the Rio San Juan. Relax after a long day in our hammocks while you take a cold drink, and enjoy an amazing view of the river This is the place for the true adventurer and our goal is to give each of our visitors a genuine experience that will last for a lifetime. The biodiversity of the area offers you the chance of seeing exotic wildlife right outside your cabin. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sabalos Lodge

Address: | Boca de Sabalos, El Castillo, Boca Sabalos, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rio San Juan Department > Boca Sabalos
Price Range: $76 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sabalos Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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