Sailing Lake Nicaragua on a cargo boat
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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On the cargo boat - $9 per person first class
Its 3 hour navigation down the river San Juan from El Castillo to San Carlos in a "panga".
After that we bought our tickets to Granada. The boat to Granada only does the trip twice a week as it is actually a cargo boat that stops in the main Islands of the 400 islands in the Lake Nicaragua (2 of them). So passengers can go on board this 15 hour trip but just sitting on benches.
There is actually 2 classes, 2nd class for $5 dollars and first class for $10 dollars. In theory the difference is that first class has air conditioning...which we did, but they switched it off at midnight when we were all asleep, so a few minutes later we all woke up with terrible sweats!
Marcos actually did not manage to go back to sleep again until Granada!
The boat trip is a great experience although slow and uncomfortable...but what can one expect for $10 dollars!