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Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

Brooklyn, New York
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Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

Hi all,

I am trying to go from Isla de Ometepe to Masaya in early January. So far, it seems the most straightforward route is to take the ferry to San Jorge, taxi to Rivas, and then possibly a bus to Masaya. So, two questions:

Can anyone confirm if there a bus from Rivas to Masaya? And is there a more straightforward way to get to Masaya?


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Hopkins, Belize
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1. Re: Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

there is a bus from Rivas to managua that passes through Masaya, and you can get off in Masaya, yes. It will take you about 2 hours or less.

1 bus is about as straightforward as you get, the only MORE straightforward way would be if you were willing to pay for a taxi directly from the port in San Jorge all the way up to Masaya directly. But this will probably cost you 50-75 dollars.

Ometepe is an island, so taking a ferry off the island isnt really an option (unless you take the plane from managua).

Dallas, TX
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2. Re: Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

I saw buses to Managua from inside the port terminal in San Jorge. Did not confirm whether it was indeed to going to Managua but the boards had "Managua and expreso" on it. So it might be possible for you take a bus directly to Masaya from the port. You should be able to wing it otherwise.

Managua, Nicaragua
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3. Re: Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

Greetings Emi W:

From this website: http://thebusschedule.com/EN/ni/index.php

it appears that buses go directly from San Jorge to Managua (Mercado Huembes) about every half-hour. You can just get off in Masaya (on the Carretera a Masaya highway, not in central Masaya) and then get a local taxi to your hotel or wherever you are going in Masaya.

Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua

Paris, Canada
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4. Re: Getting to Masaya from Isla de Ometepe

Sometimes there are buses to Managua waiting for the ferries but not always. If not, just take a taxi to Rivas first.

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