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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna

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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

Travel to Nicaragua on a full-day round-trip tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Cross the border to visit the neighboring Central American country and see Lake Nicaragua, the islands of the Solentiname Archipelago, wildlife, national monuments, and more. Includes light breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, and transportation including hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 12-hour Nicaragua tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Travel to some of the 36 islands on Lake Nicaragua
  • Visit the village on Mancarrón, the biggest island in the Solentiname archipelago
  • Have a lunch of Nicaraguan cuisine with fresh fish
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Local taxes
Bottled mineral water
Box Breakfast
Traditional Nicaraguan Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
Aquatic transportation
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
$7 Costa Rican exit tax, $12 Nicaraguan entrance tax, $3 Nicaraguan exit tax.
Other personal expenses.

Departure Point

Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Drive in to the parking area and ask to the reception about Ecoterra Costa Rica Tours

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After morning pickup at 6am at your hotel in La Fortuna, travel in a comfortable air-condioned minivan to Costa Rica’s northern border. 

Pass through the border control in Los Chiles and transfer to your Nicaraguan transportation for the scenic ride to San Carlos, Nicaragua. Along the way, cross the Santa Fe Bridge, which spans the San Juan River — the natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Upon arrival in San Carlos, take a guided journey through the historic city streets of La Fortaleza, El Mirador, and Malecon. Afterward, board a speedboat to explore the main attraction of the day: Nicaragua Lake, the second largest lake in Latin America and the only place in the world where freshwater sharks live. 

Visit the Solentiname Archipelago, which contain 36 islands that have been declared a Nicaraguan National Monument. Stop at the islands of Zapote and Zapotillo, also known as the 'Bird Islands' due to the population of herons, pelicans, cormorants, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, and other bird species. Take a break at San Fernando island for a traditional Nicaraguan lunch that features fresh fish from the lake.

Next up, take a short boat ride to the island of Mancarron, the biggest and most popular island of the archipelago. Walk through the town to see the Archaeological Museum and attractions like a historical church or the workshops of local artists.

At the end of the day, head back to Costa Rica where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in La Fortuna.
Itinerary
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Ecoterra Costa Rica
Departure from La fortuna, we offer hotel picks or departure from ecoterra offices
Pass By:  
Zapote Island
Boat ride of 60 minutes additional, Mancarron Island, and Bird Island
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ecoterra Expeditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.

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