A quite comprehensive journey to Nicaragua from Guanacaste (Papagayo, Coco/Hermosa, Tamarindo, Liberia, Rincon de la Vieja). Includes 3 nights in Granada, the jewel of the colonial cities, with daily experiences around the city and area, without long drives once you are there. After the tour, you may continue to Managua airport (one hour drive) for your flight out, or go back to Costa Rica.
Destinations and highlights: Granada and Masaya area.
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Pick you up at your hotel in Guanacaste and transfer to the Peñas Blancas’ border. Our driver provides support and assistance to cross the border and migration point. Enter Nicaragua and continue to Granada, the Jewel of Nicaraguan Cities!
Overnight at Hotel El Almirante 2* sup – 1 Standard double room. Meals: B
This day is about nature and culture! We take you to the Masaya volcano National Park to observe its very active and fuming crater and nice landscapes. Visit the Masaya’s fine Handicraft Market and then the typical White Villages: Enjoy panoramic views of Apoyo Lagoon, Granada and Lake Nicaragua; later take part of creating beautifully handmade souvenirs with a local family. Lunch is included in a typical restaurant amidst nature.
Overnight at Hotel El Almirante – Meals: B
This morning we visit Granada on a city tour. We will visit the city’s main landmarks such as The San Francisco Convent, La Polvora, Central park and enjoy 360-degree views from Iglesia La Merced’s tower. During the tour enjoy a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage which will make you feel as you were in the old colonial times! In the afternoon we take you to a private ecological island covered with lush tropical vegetation. Spend a relaxing afternoon here, enjoying lunch and views to the nearby Mombacho volcano (now dormant). You may use kayaks to discover more of the surroundings and swim in the calm waters of the Lake.
Overnight at Hotel El Almirante – Meals: B-L
Today we transfer you back to Costa Rica via Penas Blancas border. On the way stop in the beach and colourful town of San Juan del Sur. We take you to visit the Christ of the Mercy statue for stunning views of the bay and nearby beaches. Enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants overlooking the ocean before continue to the border and to Costa Rica.
Note: the price mentionned is based on pick up and drop off in Tamarindo/Flamingo area. Price for pick up from different locations varies.
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