Grand River Lodge

Hotel, restaurant & bar

Enjoy Nicaraguan countryside

Pure nature, river view & unforgettable sunsets

Our rustic Eco-Lodge is part of our 200 hectare family farm and located directly on the river shore of beautiful Rio San Juan. Only 34 km from San Carlos you can enjoy the peacefulness of the Nicaraguan land life, far away from stress and noise of the city.

Besides of accommodation and food we offer a broad variety of activities such as kayaking, fishing, horseback riding or a cacao-tour from which you will bring unique self-made chocolate. Or you could just relax in a hammock.

This place is also a great base to go and visit El Castillo. You can leave your car safely on our parking lot to enjoy the contemplative village with its famous castle and exiting history of gold and pirates.

We are looking forward to welcome you soon!

Marvin & team

Our service for a pleasant stay

Rustic cabins, food & diversion

Comfortable Cabins

Take a rest in our rustic cabins. They offer space for 2 to 4 people and provide a private bathroom, comfortable beds and mosquito nets. On the outside you will find a cosy place to sit and relax in a hammock.

Delicious Food

Refresh with an ice-cold drink or a wake-up coffee at our outdoor restaurant and enjoy tasty finger food. On reservation we also provide food for groups. 

Unique activities

Wether afoot, on horseback or by kayak: Discover the beautiful nature of Rio San Juan with its rich flora and fauna such as monkeys, caimans and a huge variety of birds.

Unforgettable events

Birthdays, meetings or conferences: In our rustic ranch framed by a spacious, lush garden and its spectacular river view., your events will be something very special.

Discover the beauty of Rio San Juan

Broad variety of activities for every taste and budget


Explore the river by yourself, watch the different kinds of monkeys, sloths and birds. It´ s free!

Artisanal fishing

Try your luck, see if some fish bite to bring home for dinner. Don't worry if they do not, you can eat at our restaurant.

Milking cows

If you are an early riser, go and help milking the cows. Or just watch the adorable calves.

Cacao tour

Visit a nearby organic cacao farm and learn about cultivation and history of cacao. You can make your own chocolate as well!

Horseback riding

Explore our property on horseback, crossing pastures, forest and the wetlands of Rio San Juan.

Visit El Castillo & Indio Maíz Reserve

By boat you quickly get to the relaxing village of "El Castillo". Visit the ancient castle or explore the Indio Maíz Reserve with an experienced guide.

We are looking forward to your visit

Grand River Lodge, La Esperanza No. 1, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua

San Carlos, Boca de Sábalos, El Castillo