La Mosquitía Places


Las Marías

Getting Here and Around

It takes most of the day to arrive here on a cayuko, or motorized canoe. Direct boats, available by previous arrangement only, can take you there from Brus Laguna for L3,500 per group, or from Raista/Belén for L3,000. Passengers are exposed to the elements for most of the six-to-seven-hour haul, so bring plenty of sunblock and bottled water, and keep a raincoat and waterproof pack cover handy just in case. Boats will stop for lunch breaks along the riverbed, but you'll have to provide your own food.

From Las Marías, local guides can taxi travelers around the river, although this usually takes some time to arrange.