Río San Juan

Rio San Juan is a department of Nicaragua. It was established in 1957 as territory of Chontales and Zelaya. Its area is 7,473 km ² and has a population of 95,500 inhabitants (census 2005). Its capital is San Carlos. The department also includes the archipelago of Solentiname and San Juan River, which takes its name. The river proved to be a great connection for the Province of Nicaragua with the rest of the Spanish territory. Through it, Granada and other colonies traded with cities such as Havana, Cartagena and Portobelo. This was known by the pirates who roamed the Caribbean, and soon made inroads through San Juan.

Routes

Archipiélago de Solentiname

Gold Route

Most travelers took the sea route, preferring to Nicaragua on Panama, therefore, the ease with which it offered, the dazzling visual spectacle of the Nicaraguan jungle, made it the most enjoyable.
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Museo de La Fortaleza (Interior)

Colonial Fortresses

The discovery of the drain opened a new era of dynamic exchange and trade between South America and Spain.
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Chocoyos

The route of birds

Due to its privileged geographical position, Nicaragua is the natural bridge where meet species from north and south America.
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Mono congo

The trails of the naturalist

To the rude and ruthless conquerors pirates, America represented opportunities and wealth.
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