We arrived in San Juan del Sur yesterday. To get into Nicaragua via bus, you have to get off at the boarder, buy Costa Rica exit stamps, passport check, walk you luggage to Nicaragua passport check, walk to the next passport check, walk to Nicragua customs, for the next passport check, pay $7 us (they don't take Nicraguan money, Cordobas, from US citizens, which we exchanged our Costa Rican money for)and finally you are in Nicaragua. After expressing some interest in a Taxi instead of two more buses, we were mobbed by Taxi drivers, and finally gave in and rode into San Juan in style. 82 Toyata Corolla style that is.
It is one of Nicaragua's most developed tourist destiniations, but it is much more modest than Costa Rica. Very laid back and we like it so far. We're about to rent surf boards and get a surfing lesson in the next beach up, about 12km away. We're paying about $10 a night for lodging here, so its a nice break from CR. (Sorry for bragging Nick!)
So, this could be the start of Karen and I's professional surf career...or we could get fed up and leave in a few days.Posted by choppen5 at January 07, 2003 05:41 PM | TrackBack