How to get to San Juan del Sur

  • From Managua: Take a bus from Roberto Huembes bus terminal in Managua to Rivas. In Rivas, take another bus (16 cordobas) or a collective taxi (50 cordobas per person) to San Juan del Sur. Or take the direct express to San Juan del Sur, which leaves the Roberto Huembes terminal at 10:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
  • From Ometepe: Upon disembarking at the port of San Jorge, take a taxi to the Rivas bus terminal and get a bus or collective taxi to San Juan del Sur.
  • From Costa Rica: Take the bus from the border of Peñas Blancas to La Virgen at the San Juan del Sur cutoff. Stand there and take another bus or collective taxi straight to San Juan del Sur.


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