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!