Welcome to Don Joaquín River Lodge

Welcome to Don Joaquin River Lodge

Tucked away on the banks of the Corriente River in the city of Esquina in Argentina this hidden gem offers prized fresh water Dorado fly fishing in a truly spectacular wetland wilderness. Family owned and operated, at Don Joaquin River Lodge we treat guests with the very warmest Argentine hospitality. As our guests you will experience the thrill of sport fishing the famous golden dorado on pristine rivers, share delicious meals with friends and relax in our elegantly decorated lodge and guest rooms. Our standards are high and we aim to provide you with a trip of a lifetime. We welcome anglers of all skill levels, if you are a novice we will teach you, if you are a highly skilled angler we will provide you with exciting challenges. We are a fly fishing, horseback riding and relaxing destination and welcome the non anglers of your group.


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“The attention and warmth of Ramon and Diego made my husband and I feel at home and well looked after. These enthusiastic brothers handled every detail and were excellent hosts! Not only did we catch many beautiful golden dorado but did so in a stunning location in great company. This was the trip of a lifetime that will forever be in our memories. We hope to return in the near future!”
David and Sarah, October 2016
“We spent part of our honeymoon at Don Joaquin River Lodge. After two wonderful days at Iguazu Falls, we then headed south to the Golden Dorado capital of Argentina. We had the best of both worlds. I love to fish and my wife loves to ride horses. We highly recommend this paradise for fishing and riding lovers. The fishing guides are excellent and very professional. The lodge is very romantic and we had the best sundowners while watching the sunset and the food is superb. Thanks to Ramon, Diego and the staff for an amazing honeymoon”
Martha and John, March 2016
“My family and I enjoyed 7 nights 6 days fishing golden dorado at Don Joaquin River Lodge. The lodge is great and has very comfortable accommodations and every room has a stunning view of the Corriente River Delta. The guides were outstanding and we were able to catch plenty of golden dorados. What a beautiful fish! Thank you Diego and Ramon for being such good hosts. Our only complaint is that the food was so good that we all need to go on a diet. We are counting the days until we can come back this summer.”
Davies Family, November 2016
“From the moment we arrived we were impressed. The river location, the outstanding food, the beautiful rooms – everything was wonderful! The hosts and guides took care of everything and made us feel at home. I am an experienced fisherman but had never caught a Golden Dorado before. Early on the first morning of fishing I happily landed my first of many. The fishing was excellent. My wife, who is not so experienced, was also able to catch many. The trip exceeded all our expectations. We will highly recommend you! We hope to see you again next year.”
John, Elizabeth & Catherine, January 2017
Great lodge. Great food. Great fishing. Catching a Golden Dorado has been on my bucket list for many years. Mission accomplished! I am mostly a fly fisherman and my son mainly uses spinning equipment. The guides were obviously experts at both and knew this vast river system like they grew up here (which they did). Many times, a suggestion to cast at a specific spot would result in a strike. By the way, while my son and I were spending full days on the rivers, my wife and daughter were happily experiencing the estancia lifestyle and riding horses at the Don Joaquin ranch just across the road, which is owned by the same family.
The Halter Family, February 2017