Border Crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua
Updated December 2019
You're looking to do a border crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua.
Flights are sometimes cheaper to Costa Rica than to Nicaragua. But daily costs in Costa Rica are more expensive. Nicaragua is a cheaper option for vacations. If you are surfing, Nicaragua has less crowded waves!
Is it difficult to do a border crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua? Not at all!
Crossing the border is easy! And we'll show you how!
You will need $22 US dollars in total for your border crossing. It is best to have exact change for each payment.
There are various ways to arrive at the border. There are buses from the Liberia airport for a few dollars. Or you can take a taxi for approximately $75.
Arriving at the Costa Rica and Nicaragua Border Crossing.
Around the corner to the left, you will enter the Costa Rica Migration building.
When you enter the Costa Rica migration building, they will check your passport.
You will exit, walk along the road towards two additional checkpoints for your border crossing.
One on the right side of the road, and one on the left. These are the Costa Rica and Nicaragua passport checkpoints, respectively.