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Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

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Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Anyone know how long (hours) the trip is from Playas del Coco to SJDS, Nicaragua by shuttle/bus?

Shuttle bus company recommendations are greatly appreciated as well :)

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1. Re: Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

When speaking of "shuttlebus", we usually mean a van that carries about 12 people and is also known as a "shared van shuttle." None of these go from Playas del Coco to San Juan del Sur - unless you are going with a tour.

Your best bet is to take the public bus -- big buses like Greyhound.

There are frequent buses from Playas del Coco to Liberia where you can pick up one of the international buses for Nicaragua. TicaBus is very popular and makes a stop in Liberia at the intersection of the highway coming from Playas del Coco and the PanAmerican Highway. TicaBus has comfortable buses with AC and toilet and make very few stops.

You can check the bus from Playas del Coco to Liberia here:

www.thebusschedule.com/cr/

TicaBus has a good website. On their website, they do not show the stop in Liberia but they always stop there. You can pay the driver. Look at the time the bus leaves San Jose and it will arrive Liberia about 4 hours later.

From Liberia to the border is about 1.5 hours. You can ask the driver to let you off at the turnoff for San Juan del Sur, which is maybe one hour from the border. From there, you can flag down a "collectivo" which is a van that is used like a public bus in Nicaragua. It is about 1/2 hour to San Juan del Sur from there.

Or -- you can ask the driver to let you off in Rivas, walk to the bus station (at the central market) and get a bus for San Juan del Sur.

Another option is to just hire a taxi at the border to take you to San Juan del Sur. Really easy and convenient and not very expensive.

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2. Re: Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Very thorough advice from Hattie. If you are more than one person travelling, it is really nice to get that taxi straight from the border to San Juan del Sur. I believe we got it for $18 the last time I did it.

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3. Re: Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Great tips from both previous post.

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4. Re: Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

I agree with you, Jako, that taxi from the border is very easy and a real bargain.

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5. Re: Distance to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Thank you Hattie and Jako great advice...

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