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Schedule of boats down

From Costa Rica

From Fortuna straight to Los Chiles (border): Every day at 7:30 a.m. the “Aventuras Arenal” bus picks up tourists from all hotels in Fortuna for the Caño Negro tour (in the border with Nicaragua) at a cost of US $ 15.00 per person.
In Los Chiles (Costa Rica) you have to clear immigration. At 12 noon there is a boat headed directly to immigration offices in en San Carlos (Nicaragua). After clearing immigration, the tourist may take our private boats, or public transportation to get to Sabalos  Lodge.

The key to the trip to Nicaragua lies in the Fortuna town of Arenal Volcano, contact http://www.aguatrails.com/nishuttles.php trip from Fortuna in Costa Rica to San Carlos in Nicaragua.

Managua
Many important airlines fly to Managua from different parts of the world:
IBERIA, AMERICAN AIRLINES, TACA, CONTINENTAL, ETC.

Driving

If you are in Nicaragua, you can drive to San Carlos in the newest road of the country. The road is in a great shape. From Managua to San Carlos 290 kilometers/180 milles you can spend around 4 hours to 4:30 minutes, following the regulation of maximum speed of the roads.

When you arrive to San Carlos park your car at the harbor and take the local boats to Sabalos Lodge.


By plane: in commercial airline or private light aircraft.

All flights to San Carlos depart from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, in LA COSTEÑA airlines, located at the entrance to the airport.

You can contact them by:

  • Sending an email to contact Bismarck Orozco, sales agent, at borozco@lacostena.com.ni

  • Sending an email to this address info@lacostena.com.ni

  • Sending an email to this address reservacion@lacostena.com.ni

  • Calling to these numbers +505 2263-2142, +505 2263-2143, +505 2263-2144

  • On their website www.lacostena.com.ni


  • Flights of La Costena From Managua to San Carlos


    They make 3 flights a week.

    • Managua to San Carlos: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from Managua to San Carlos departure at 12 midday.

    • San Carlos to Managua: : Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from Managua to San Carlos departure at 1:30 pm.


    Big boat from Granada

    The inexpensive boat better known as the “slow boat” is a freight and passenger boat with capacity for 200 persons.

    It departs from Granada to San Carlos on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., arriving in San Carlos at 5:00 a.m. next day. On Tuesdays and Fridays the boat departs from San Carlos at 2:00 p.m. and arrives in Granada at 5:00 a.m. next day.

    This boat has an air conditioned section and the price is US $20.00 dollars each way. Tickets have to be bought at the boarding point.

    Service car transportation from Managua or Granada to San Carlos (one way)

    Here is a table with the prices of our private transport

    Departure Place 1 to 3 passengers 4 to 5 passengers 6 to 8 passengers
    Managua to San Carlos 150 C$ 250 C$ 280 C$
    Granada to San Carlos 160 C$ 270 C$ 300 C$

    Getting from Managua to San Carlos by bus

    By bus

    There are buses leaving from Managua’s Mercado de Mayoreo which is close to the International Airport.  Some of the buses, arrive on time to make connection with the last boats that go to SABALOS LODGE for same day arrival.
    From Granada there are buses going to San Carlos as well. The terminal is located in Granada’s harbor park.

    Here is a list with the shcedule of the buses. If you take the buses that have field boat, marked as yes, you may be able to take one of the boats that go to Sabalos Lodge.


    Buses that go from Managua to San Carlos

    Departure From Managua Hours in bus Arrives at San Carlos Price Xpress bus boats
    5:00 am 7.30 hrs 12:30 pm 150 C$ No Yes
    6:00 am 7.30 hrs 2:30 pm 150 C$ No Yes
    7:00 am 7.30 hrs 3:30 pm 150 C$ No Yes
    9:15 am 7.30 hrs 4:15 pm 150 C$ No Yes
    1:00 pm 5.00 hrs 6:00 pm 150 C$ Yes No
    5:00 pm 5.00 hrs 10:00 pm 150 C$ Yes No
    6:30 pm 5.00 hrs 11:00 pm 150 C$ No No

    Buses that go from San Carlos to Managua

    Departure From San Carlos Hours in bus Arrives to Managua Price
    2:00 am 7.30 hrs 9:30 am 150 C$
    6:30 am 7.30 hrs 1:30 pm 150 C$
    8:00 am 7.30 hrs 3:30 pm 150 C$
    12:00 pm 7.30 hrs 7:30 pm 150 C$
    2:30 pm 6.00 hrs 8:30 pm 150 C$
    6:00 pm 5.00 hrs 11:00 pm 150 C$
    9:00 pm 5.00 hrs 2:00 am 150 C$
    10:30 pm 5.00 hrs 3:30 am 150 C$

    Rates of boat public transportation

    From San Carlos we strongly recommend take the 4:30 pm boat, because this boat it’s faster than the 3:30 pm and this boat stop in Sabalos Lodge. The other boats usually drop the tourist in Sabalos town.

    San Carlos to Sabalos Lodge U$ 13 per person
    Sabalos Lodge to San Carlos U$ 13 per person

    How to use the public boats to travel to Sabalos Lodge.
    If you are in San Carlos go to Boat Station to purchase your boat ticket.  You must purchase your ticket to El Castillo.    When the boat man ask for your ticket tell him you are going to Sabalos Lodge.   It’s after you pass Sabalos Town.    If you don’t clarify the boat will drop you in Sabalos Town before Sabalos Lodge.

    Important recommendations
    - You must remember the boat man that you will stop in Sabalos Lodge
    - When the public boat arrive to Sabalos Town you prepare because in next 5 minutes the boat will pass in front of Sabalos Lodge, the boat driver needs maneuver to park in Sabalos Lodge harbor.

    Days Departure From San Carlos Pass in front of Sabalos Lodge
    Monday to Sunday
    8:00 AM
    10:15 AM
    Monday to Sunday fast boat
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    Monday to Saturday
    12:00 md
    2:30 PM
    Monday to Friday
    2:30 PM
    4:30 PM
    Monday to Saturday
    3:30 PM
    5:30 PM
    Monday to Sunday fast boat
    4:30 PM
    5:30 PM
    Sunday
    1:15 PM
    3:30 PM

    Important recommendations
    - From Sabalos Lodge, we need to call the boat owner to the boat stop in our harbor to pick you up.

    Days Pass in front of Sabalos Lodge Arrive to San Carlos
    Monday to Saturday
    5:45 AM
    8:00 AM
    Monday to Sunday fast boat
    5:45 AM
    7:00 AM
    Mond, Tuesd, Wed & Friday
    6:45 AM
    9:00 AM
    Monday to Saturday
    7:45 AM
    10:00 AM
    Monday to Sunday fast boat
    9:45 AM
    11:00 AM
    Monday to Sunday
    2:45 PM
    5:00 PM

    To program your tour to El Castillo also you can visit a wild reserve use the public boat as the follow.
    Sabalos Lodge to El Castillo U$ 3.00 per person
    El Castillo to Sabalos Lodge U$ 3.00 per person

    Days Pass in front of Sabalos Lodge Arrive to El Castillo
    Monday to Sunday
    10:15 AM
    11:00 AM

    Days Departure from El Castillo Pass in front of Sabalos Lodge
    Monday to Sunday
    2:00 PM
    2:45 PM

     


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