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Extensions From - To Costa Rica


This extension trip is for the areas of northern Guanacaste in Costa Rica: Papagayo, Tamarindo area, Liberia/ Liberia airport LIR, or Rincon de la Vieja). Includes two of the main highlights that Nicaragua has to offer, and there is nothing similar to be found in Costa Rica: A couple days in Ometepe, a large island set in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, with 40 000 people living in a still very laid-back lifestyle with two majestic volcanoes and extensive nature; then, transfer to Granada, the jewel of the colonial cities in Nicaragua, with visits around the city and a day in a private island “Isleta” in Lake Nicaragua, in a unique environment. After the tour, continue back to Costa Rica or you may continue to Managua airport for your flight out (1-hour drive).

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Guanacaste – Transfer to Peñas Blancas border and ferry to Ometepe Island

Between 7 and 8am, our driver will meet you at your lodging in Guanacaste and will transfer you to the Peñas Blancas border. After completing the immigration formalities, we will transfer you to San Jorge dock to take a ferry to Ometepe Island, the world’s largest volcanic island in a freshwater Lake. Transfer Guanacaste to Peñas Blancas border: 2.5 hours / Transfer Peñas Blancas border to San Jorge: 50 m / Ferry duration: 1 hour approx. / Transfer to Hotel: 45 minutes approx. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel San Juan de La Isla 3* for two nights - 1 Standard room. Meals: -

Day 2: Ometepe Island Tour

This morning we will take you to visit this fabulous island. We visit places like the “El Ceibo” the best archaeological and numismatic museum of Nicaragua. You will also visit the Charco Verde reserve, learn here the legend of Chico Largo and Mama Bucha while admiring the beautiful green puddle lagoon and trying to spot the elusive birds. The next spot on you tour will be Petroglyphs at Finca El Porvenir. These stones, found on the lower slopes of Maderas volcano on Ometepe, still bear the ornate carvings of the first indigenous settlers of Nicaragua. Enjoy the great views that Volcano Concepcion and Volcano Maderas have to offer. On the shores of Santo Domingo beach, you will then enjoy a typical Nicaraguan lunch before continuing to the “El Ojo de Agua”, a natural pool of clear water supplied by a river that originates from Concepcion Volcano, where you can go swimming and relaxing. Duration: 7 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy Overnight at Hotel San Juan de La Isla 3* - 1 Standard room. Meals: B, L

Day 3: Transfer to Granada

Today, we transfer you to the docks in Ometepe Island to take a ferry back to mainland. On arrival, we will transfer you to Granada, the Jewel of Nicaraguan Cities! Transfer time: 1.5 hours approx. Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup - 1 Superior room. Meals: B

Day 4: Granada City Tour and visit to Masaya areas

Meet our guide to enjoy a great cultural experience in a guided city tour. Enjoy a ride in a traditional Horse drawn Carriage and visit places like the La Casa de los Tres Mundos: art gallery and cultural academy, the convent of San Francisco church, Iglesia La Merced, from its tower you will have great views of the city and other interesting historic landmarks. Duration: 3 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy In the afternoon, we will take you to visit the Masaya areas, rich in nature and culture. First, we will visit Nicaragua’s First National Park created in 1979, one of the country’s most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. Take a peek into the impressive crater currently displays gaseous activity and incandescent lava lake in its interior. After the National park, we will visit the Handicraft Market in Masaya city where you can enjoy the creativity and variety of Nicaraguan art at bargain prices. Then you will visit Catarina to enjoy magnificent views to the Apoyo lagoon and San Juan de Oriente, where we visit a local workshop. Participate in the creation process of the beautiful souvenirs. Duration: 5 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup - 1 Superior room. Meals: B, L

Day 5: Transfer to Peñas Blancas border – Guanacaste

Breakfast and transfer back to border of Peñas Blancas. Then, transfer back to the neighbor Costa Rica providing all the assistance for crossing the border. Continue until reaching your lodging in Guanacaste. Transfer time Granada to Peñas Blancas border: 2 hours approx. / Peñas Blancas border to Guanacaste: 2.5 hours approx.


  • From:


  • Lodging at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as per itinerary on days 1, 3 and 5.
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to Ometepe Island.
  • Tours and activities as per itinerary on days 2 and 4 with bilingual local guide.
  • Lunch on days 2 and 4.
  • Local taxes.

Not Included:

  • International airfare.
  • Additional meals.
  • Passenger taxes at borders/airports.
  • Activities suggested.
  • Discretional tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.

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