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From the dock of Esperanza Verde and the military post walk 500 meters downstream to the Centro de Interpretación Ambiental Konrad Lorenz, and a row of six guest rooms with 20 beds ($40 pp with transportation and food); inquire about special rates for NGOs, students, and Nicas. The barren area immediately surrounding the guest facilities is uninteresting, but a 40-minute walk up the road brings you straight into the heart of the rainforest—monkeys, 200 species of birds, giant spiders, and potentially even pumas, you name it.
There are a total of three trails and numerous aquatic trips. Contact Leonel Ubau with FUNDEVERDE in Hotel Cabinas Leyko in San Carlos (tel. 505/2583-0354, fundeverde [at] yahoo [dot] es). Located 15 minutes from San Carlos, take any colectivo heading up the Río Frío toward Los Chiles.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition