Boating across the border

San Carlos Travel Blog

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All aboard

After easily getting our exit stamp at immigration we then had to pay US$1 each exit duty (legit? hummm) and then paid 5000 colones each for the boat to San Carlos.

Also had to pay US$7 each to get into Nicaragua, for those of you who are going....

We climbed aboard an ancient and rusting boat that took us along the beautiful River Frio across the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua. As we gently made our way down the river, we spotted tonnes of wildlife including loads of turtles sunbathing on rocks, howler and capuchin monkeys and lots of birds.

As the river opened up into the huge Lake Nicaragua, we docked at the small town of San Carlos, our first stop in Nicaragua.

San Carlos is a quaint little place, although not a lot happening. We started our Nicaragua experience in style a cold shower (no hot water in this town) and our first bucket-flush loo since Thailand!!

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All aboard
All aboard
The Rio Frio
The Rio Frio
A typical riverside abode
A typical riverside abode
Another one
Another one
San Carlos
photo by: siri