With almost 3 weeks since our last border crossing, we forgot how tiring and time consuming these days can be, especially in the Central American heat. We didn't arrive until 10:30am which means we hit lunch time right as we were finishing our final steps. This made for a 3 hour crossing that should have taken less than 2. Start early, and hope for rain to cool things down ;)
Despite its budding recognition and increasing popularity, Nicaragua still seems to fly under the radar when compared to its slightly more lush and touristy Costa Rican neighbor. We did the expensive Nicaraguan tour during our honeymoon last year but here you'll find the more budget-conscious, off-the-beaten-path, surfer-friendly version of our two part, Nicaraguan Saga.