Welcome to San Carlos
Located where Central America's biggest lake meets one of its largest rivers, the capital of the isolated Río San Juan department is the gateway to some of Nicaragua’s most compelling countryside. San Carlos itself enjoys a lovely natural position surrounded by water, the silhouettes of the Islas Solentiname in one direction and distant volcanic peaks framed by rainforest in the other.
During the day the town sees plenty of travelers, which explains the bustling waterfront lined with restaurants. But when night falls, the magnificent views disappear with the setting sun and San Carlos quickly falls quiet.