Costa Rica News – The Transnica company has announced plans to add a route from Limon to Managua.
This is to make use of the new border post in Tablillas, Los Chiles. This new way into Nicaragua can cut the trip in half for those travelling from the Caribbean. It is expected that in 2017, 63,000 people will use the new border crossing.
The bus route is expected to take about 7 hours in total, depending on the wait time for the immigration and customs formalities. It would start in Puerto Limon, pass Rio Frio, Sarapiqui, Chilamate, Ciudad Quesada and Los Chiles.
There are new roads being built on both sides of the border that may soon be useable. They are about 70% complete at this time. Transnica is creating a terminal in Limon and a set of agencies along the route.
There will be at least 5 of the latest model buses assigned to this new route, which is available roundtrip.
There will be two daily runs to and from Managua, leaving at 4:30 and 8 in the morning.
By Daniel Chambers, Costa Rica