Getting there


take any trans-Atlantic flight to Miami or Houston and connect to
Grupo Taca
. From
North America
there are regular daily flights to Managua from Miami, Atlanta and Houston with either
. There are also connections from several US cities through El Salvador. From
Latin America
there are good connections from Barranquilla, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cancún, Caracas, Cartagena, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Havana, La Paz, Lima, Medellín, Mexico City, Panama City, Quito, San José, San Salvador, Santiago, Santo Domingo and São Paulo.

Road and river

The main road links to the north are at El Guasaule and further inland on the Pan-American Highway at Las Manos with a third option at the border north of Somoto at El Espino in Honduras. Crossing the border to Costa Rica in the south, the most commonly used crossing is at Peñas Blancas, although it is also possible to leave from San Carlos for Los Chiles, connecting with Fortuna and Lake Arenal.

In San Carlos there is an immigration post linking with the boat journey on the Río Frío connecting to Los Chiles in Costa Rica. There is no official border crossing between San Juan del Norte and Costa Rica.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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