Transportation service between Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna, Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

How to get from La Fortuna to San Juan del Sur?

Shared Transportation From Arenal Volcano to San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur - Nicaragua
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Transportation Arenal Costa Rica to San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Transporte desde La Fortuna a San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Volcán Arenal - La Fortuna

With this daily collective transportation service we provide the perfect option for you to connect these two tourist destinations: Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.

We offer transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned microbuses with a direct trip (we do make brief stops for bathrooms and refreshments).


Enjoy your vacation traveling comfortable, rapidly, and securely

We connect two popular tourist destinations with tourist friendly transportation options for those who want to travel both in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.


Discover the paradisiacal beaches of San Juan del Sur located in the Pacific South of Nicaragua traveling comfortably non-stop in a micro-bus from your hotel in La Fortuna and the area around Arenal Volcano.

If you’re on vacation in Costa Rica, don’t miss out on the experience of visiting a country full of history like Nicaragua; only a short journey from beautiful northern Costa Rica and Arenal Volcano.

Daily departures at 6:00 AM (exact time varies depending on the location of your hotel).


Price is $ 105 per person + IVA


Price does not include departure and entrance taxes at the border.


Transportation is provided in comfortable air-conditioned microbuses. 

Private Transportation Services between San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Travel at your own pace, on your own schedule, and without having to wait on other passengers. We offer this private transportation service to travel between two major tourist destinations: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and the La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano area in Costa Rica (or vice versa).


According to your schedule our driver will pick you up from your hotel in a late model shuttle van to take you to the Peñas Blancas border crossing. There you will go through the border crossing and connect with another shuttle van waiting for you on the other side to take you on to your destination.

With this service there is no waiting for other passengers; on the way we stop when and where you want to: restaurants, super market, photo stops, etc.


The approximate travel time is four and a half hours of travel time. This does not include the time necessary to cross the border which will depend on the time of day and number of others waiting to cross. Typically after 2:00 pm there is less of a wait at the border.


How to get from La Fortuna to San Juan del Sur?
Daily Shuttle service between Arenal Volcano - La Fortuna & San Juan del Sur


Cost: $285 + IVA 

for groups of 1 to 5 people

Contact us for groups of 6 or more.



Migratory taxes to be paid at the border crossing are not included in the transportation.   Costs $ 8

Traveling from Costa Rica to Nicaragua:

  • Nicaragua ask you for a valid passport that is not within 6 months of expiring to get in to the country.
  • Costa Rica charges an exit tax of $ 8, you don’t have to pay it before you arrive. You can pay the same day at the border.
  • Nicaragua entrance fee $ 12 you will pay to the entrance immigration official.
  • Nicaragua entrance municipality tax $ 1


Peñas Blancas Border

Costa Rica Exit                            / Entrance office schedule:

From 6:00 am  - 12 midnight.


Nicaragua immigration office schedule:

From 6:00 am – 11:00 pm


Traveling from Nicaragua to Costa Rica:

  • Nicaragua exit municipality tax $ 1 - Pay at the entrance to the exit office.
  • Nicaragua exit tax of $ 3  pay to the exit immigration official.
  • You have to present to the Costa Rica immigration officer your ticket out of Costa Rica.

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