Costa Rica Travel News – Is it time for another “visa run?” We all dread those, but don’t despair now there’s an option that can save the day and let you handle that Visa run stress free. Agua Trails offers border crossing tours. These are a great way to get to and from Nicaragua in just one day.
I went on the Day Tour Nicaragua, an option that starts and ends in Arenal, Costa Rica. It begins with a drive through pretty farmland until you arrive at Los Chiles, about 2 miles from the Nicaraguan border. The guide meets you and helps with the border paperwork.
Next, a boat is waiting to take your group to Nicaragua, along the Rio Frio River. As you are enjoying the tour and the wildlife, you will notice that they change the flag flying above the boat. You are in Nicaragua in less than an hour. It was a piece of cake. You forgot the horror of having to renew your visa because you were busy spotting birds, monkeys and the famous Jesus Christ Lizard, which walks on water. These animals are inhabitants of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
You are about to experience colorful Nicaragua. The guide helps you, once again, at the border, this time on the Nicaraguan side. She then takes you on a walking tour of San Carlos, through parks and the market, before enjoying a nice riverside lunch with a special dance performance.
This trip is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It takes a total of 10 hours. All you need to bring is your passport and onward travel documentation. The price is either $99 or $129, depending on the number of people going. You will also pay about $15 at the border. It’s an inexpensive, entertaining and quick way to get your visa and a tour in one adventure-filled day.
For more info, see http://www.aguatrails.com/daytoursnic.php