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One-Way Shared Transportation From La Fortuna To El Castillo Nicaragua


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One-way shared a shuttle from La Fortuna in Costa Rica to El Castillo in Nicaragua. The service includes ground transportation to San Carlos (Nicaragua), border assistance at the Nicaraguan side of the border and boat transportation from San Carlos to El Castillo.

The shuttle service doesn’t include customs fees (exit taxes Costa Rica and entry taxes Nicaragua). Departure at 7:30 am from hotels in the center of La Fortuna, arrival in El Castillo at 3 pm from Monday to Saturday and at 4 pm on Sundays.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Get inside tips from a local

What You Can Expect

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.


  • 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


  • Food and drinks
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 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

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • 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
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • 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
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months prior to the date of entry into Costa Rica/Nicaragua

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Ticket. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

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

Schedule and Pricing

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Departure 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

Departure time

7:30 am

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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