We had a great time! I highly recommend. My only advice us be mindful of the travel time.
I did the Nicaragua day trip. Left the JW Marriott at 430am and returned to my hotel at 11pm. Had a great time though. Was thoroughly exhausted! The trip took 3-3.5 hours to get to Nicaragua. Customs was also not the most efficient (has NOTHING to do with Swiss travel). Took about 1-2 hours round trip because you stop at the CR one and the Nicaragua one. They provide a breakfast of eggs and bacon and toast at the Swiss travel headquarters.
Essentially we were picked up at our hotel and driven 30 min to the next pick up station, where we got on a different bus. That bus then took us to the Swiss travel headquarters about an hour away. At the headquarters we had a quick breakfast then started the 3.5 hour bus ride to Nicaragua.
We had boat ride to a volcano, saw an active volcano, visited city area of Nicaragua, had a nice Nicaraguan lunch at a nice restaurant. All the food was delicious. No issues with water or GI symptoms.
Didn't get dinner though :( We ate lunch around 3pm. So I didn't eat again until 11pm!
Tipped the tour guide and the bus driver.
ALSO, did the tram ride, ziplining Arenal forest, and hot springs. Was about $200/person and worth it. This also took 3 hours to get to. Left the hotel at 7am got back to hotel around 11pm. Had Lunch and dinner. Did the boat ride, zip lining on about 8 lines (lasted 2-3 hours)!! and was so amazing, lunch and dinner (each about an hour)DELICIOUS. Hot springs at a hotel (1.5 hours).
Tipped the guide, bus driver and the zip line staff.
I definitely recommend. I would space out between days if you choose more than one because the days are super LONG!!
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