This 14 miles of beautiful, untouched river is teeming with fish, birds and wildlife. The water taxi docks on the river side of Playa Tesoro about in the center of the 186 acre property. The dock is a short walk away from Ceviches restaurant and the 5 beach homes and 2 swimming pools. House #6 is under construction with pool #3 at this time. But, there is no need to walk, as we provide a horse and buggy ride for clients, as pictured below. At no extra expense for Tesoro clients, we feel this access option to reach the Playa Tesoro community through the brand new, paved highway to Puerto Sandino and a pleasure boat ride is a great adventure.
There are 2 alternate paved highways from Managua to Puerto Sandino. Each highway is excellent. From the Managua airport the distance is about 55 miles, and drive time about one hour. There is also a very nice paved route from San Juan del Sur (SJDS) to Puerto Sandino that avoids the congestion of passing through Managua. SJDS to Puerto Sandino is about 2.5 hour drive time. From Leon, the public bus exceeds all expectations and is quick and effecient to the Hotel Yeland in the center of Puerto Sandino, pictured below. We will be waiting for you in the friendly restaurant across the street from the Hotel Yeland.
Access to Playa Tesoro on the government managed public road from the Pan American highway to our island bridge has been the source of reviews and aggravation. Playa Tesoro has been working on that public road for 10 years now. We have cleared new roads, fixed potholes, added road signs and escorted many clients. It is a decent, country, dirt road now. But without public money to support our efforts, such as a paving crew, we need an alternative route. This water taxi service and dock is our alternative to move clients in and out seamlessly. I am told that this road will be paved inside 4 years. After 12 years of listening, we actually believe that a paving crew will work before 2020, but for now we offer a water taxi of 15 minutes, and a pretty good dirt road of 30 km.
This boat also makes many other past times possible. We can easily surf off this boat at two great breaks within 15 minutes: Sandino and Miramar. We can fish in the river and the ocean at the shores of Playa Tesoro. We can tour the amazing river wildlife in our Tamarindo river. We can wake board, waterski, and wake surf in the 14 miles of river behind our property. We can do day trips to Los Penitas, Isla Juan Venado bird sanctuary and some smaller estuaries in the area. We can go to Puerto Sandino for ice cream!