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One-way Shared Transportation from La Fortuna to El Castillo, Nicaragua

by Agua Trails Duration 7h 30m Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $60
*Pricing based on group of 2 travelers

After pick up at your hotel you first travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for about 2 hours, then arrive in Los Chiles where there you'll enjoy a coffee break and have time to use the restrooms.

Afterwards, you head to Las Tablillas which is the border crossing with Nicaragua at about 20 minutes from Los Chiles. Before going to Las Tablillas, you'll first make a stop at a small office in Los Chiles to pay the exit taxes. Once you arrive at Las Tablillas, you have to complete the border formalities at the Costa Rican side of the border and walk across to the Nicaraguan side of the border, a 492-ft (150-meter) walk.

Here, your guide assists you with the immigration process. Your guide accompanies you to the air-conditioned transportation that takes you to San Carlos (Nicaragua). Upon arrival, board the boat to El Castillo. The boat ride takes 3 hours.

The boat makes various stops on the way where people either get off or board the boat. There is a good chance that you see birds, monkeys and sometimes even reptiles like river turtles and caimans. 

After pick up at your hotel you first travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for about 2 hours, then arrive in Los Chiles where there you'll enjoy a coffee break and have time to use the restrooms.

Afterwards, you head to Las Tablillas which is the border crossing with Nicaragua at about 20 minutes from Los Chiles. Before going to Las Tablillas, you'll first make a stop at a small office in Los Chiles to pay the exit taxes. Once you arrive at Las Tablillas, you have to complete the border formalities at the Costa Rican side of the border and walk across to the Nicaraguan side of the border, a 492-ft (150-meter) walk.

Here, your guide assists you with the immigration process. Your guide accompanies you to the air-conditioned transportation that takes you to San Carlos (Nicaragua). Upon arrival, board the boat to El Castillo. The boat ride takes 3 hours.

The boat makes various stops on the way where people either get off or board the boat. There is a good chance that you see birds, monkeys and sometimes even reptiles like river turtles and caimans. 

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $120, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

One-way Shared Transportation from La Fortuna to El Castillo, Nicaragua

Activity Location

La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Centrally located La Fortuna hotels, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied La Fortuna de San Carlos

    La Fortuna


Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

  • Get inside tips from a local


Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup

  • Local guide

  • One-way shared transfer (La Fortuna - San Carlos)

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Border assistance at the Nicaraguan side of the border

  • Shared boat transportation San Carlos - El Castillo


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel drop-off

  • The listed price does not include a U$9 per person Costa Rica departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control. The entrance tax to Nicaragua U$12 per person neither is included


Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (from La Fortuna to San Carlos)

  • Children under 4 years old travel for free, while they are accompanied by two adults

  • Bear in mind that during the holiday season there is a greater influx of visitors crossing the border

  • 13% Value Added Tax (IVA) is not included in our rate and is not applicable until further notice of Costa Rican state

  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required

  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

  • Passport need to be valid for at least 6 months prior to the date of entry into Costa Rica/Nicaragua

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • Departure time: 7:30 AM

  • Departure time comments:

    Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.


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