Nicaragua to Costa Rica – 90 day tourist visa border run – How to Guide: « Surf Ranch & San Juan Del Sur – NEWS.
I have been living in San Juan Del Sur for 3 years now only on a 90 day tourist visa. This may sound familiar to everyone reading this. Every 90 days you must leave the country and get your passport re-stamped, or get it re-stamped at the Metro Centro mall in Managua. You can get it stamped at the mall, but 90 days later you have to leave the country.
The fastest way from San Juan Del Sur is obviously going to the Nicaraguan/Costa Rican Border.
Now for those of you who have done it multiple times, you know it sucks, it’s completely disorganized, filled with beggars and corruption. It’s not a fun place to be.
I have not found any info on the internet on how to make this process easier for people, so below I am giving you all the info and a basic map, and what you have to do to cross for only 30min – 1 hour and return.
Very useful article for those who need to do a visa run from Nicaragua into Costa Rica every 90 days. Thank goodness I have residency so I can avoid this, but for those who have to go, this is a good guide to help you with the process, includes a map, all the steps, etc.
Good luck and just remember if you need to stay overnight in Managua come stay with us!
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Nicaragua Adventure Travel – Overseas Adventure Travel.
Nicaragua has come a long way in the eyes of those looking for new and exciting overseas adventure travel experiences. It used to be that the dictatorship natural disasters and civil unrest kept tourists away.
Now that the government is more stable, and the people have recovered, tourists are rediscovering the quiet unspoiled beaches and enjoying the emergence of eco tours.
One thing is for sure, Nicaragua adventure travel has a lot to offer nature lovers with the biodiversity of the rain forests, the rumbling volcanoes and the clear blue waters off two picturesque coastlines.
This is a good article describing the types of Adventure Travel that is available here in Nicaragua. Also has some good links that will help you plan your adventures. Just remember to stay with us your first and last nights to ensure that you have the maximum in “good times”!
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The Struggle to Buy a Beachfront Concession Lot in Nicaragua « hip-E habitat.
It was not easy, but after 10 months of trying we finally did it! We bought and registered a beachfront concession lot in the city of El Viejo in Northern Nicaragua!!!
There are two types of land available in Nicaragua to both nationals and foreigners: freehold titled land, which you can buy, own, re-sell etc. and concession “leased” land that the city owns, allowing you to buy and sell the rights to the yearly lease but only with their approval. We had always shied away from leasehold land. Why lease when you can buy? But, if you want beachfront property that is not inside of a development, for the most part it’s lease or nothing.
This is a great story from Holly Beck, who is an former professional surfer who now lives with her partner up in Northern Nicaragua where they run an excellent surf camp for girls and woman.
This is a good look at the reality of buying concession (i.e. leased) beachfront land. Definitely recommended reading for anyone looking to buy non-titled land. Lots of the actual beachfront land is on a concession lease, which means dealing with the Alcaldia (Mayor’s Office) of the area your property is located.
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Nicaragua – People and places: Shiatsu massage.
Do you consider getting a massage a luxury? I used to. However, the wide availability of qualified massage therapists in Nicaragua has changed my mind. I have had great full-body massages from professional therapists in San Juan del Sur, Granada, Masaya and Managua. In fact, in Managua there is Oriental Medicine Institute where many have studied these different techniques.
When I saw this I had to blog on it, as I had meant to write up something about the Oriental Medicine Institute. This place is great, with wonderful Oriental Medicine doctors (both Japanese and Nicaraguan) and some great ladies that give very good Shiatsu massages. You know you have had a good massage after feeling that “good sore” feeling the day after!
Contact Information: Universidad de Medicina Oriental Japón Nicaragua
Tel: (505).2253-0340.. 2253-0344, Dirección: Semáforos de Rubenia 7c. abajo
“Pleasant Oasis on the edge of the City”
Reviewed December 12, 2012
I stayed one night with a friend so we would be close to the Airport for our early mornng flight out. We were in one of the bunk bed rooms which are small but clean and have very comfortable beds. Mike met us at the bus station from Leon and as arranged took us on a tour to the Masaya Volcano, out for lunch and then to the market to do some shopping. The cost of the extra tour was very reasonable and Mike made sure that he was taking us where we wanted to go.
In the morning we had an early breakfast before leaving for the airport before 6:00 a.m. We were given a choice of what we wanted (American or Nicaraguan).
Driving up to the place from the highway you may wonder what you have got yourself into on the bumpy, narrow, dirt road but once you arrive you will be pleasantly surprised. The rooms and pool overlook the volcano and the view is great. You won’t realize you are on the edge of a large city.
Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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I don’t think I could have said it any better, “Driving up to the place from the highway you may wonder what you have got yourself into on the bumpy, narrow, dirt road but once you arrive you will be pleasantly surprised. The rooms and pool overlook the volcano and the view is great. You won’t realize you are on the edge of a large city.” Thank you anonymous guest for the kind review!