Overland to Nicaragua
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 31, 2012 11:06 AM Last Post By: Jirijirimo
Jul 30, 2012 2:56 PM
Overland to NicaraguaThere wasn't much useful information here on this trip...I guess (like me) quite a few people are going 'down' from places like Yojoa towards Nica,and have no particular desire to stay longer than necessary in Tegus.
So.....it can be done,without too many problems.But its a long day of travelling.
First from the lake,there is a direct bus to Tegus at about 6.30am,from the end of the D&D access road.It may arrive a bit earlier or later so be there by 6.15.This is the only direct bus.
You get to Tegus about 11am.Then you need to get a taxi to the Colinas De Oro /Discua terminal.About 15 mins and approx.L60 (they will ask you for 100).
The direct bus to the border leaves at 11.45 ish.If you want to eat there is an excellent place next to the terminal..they do take out too so you can take it on the bus.Pupuseria Miraflores...try the Pinxos de chorizo.
This bus is small,fast enough and comfortable.You get to the border(Las Manos) at about 2.45
Cross the border and take the bus to Ocotal (very slow..an hour for 22km)...then another bus from there to Esteli.A good place for a break,but if you want to this bus goes on to Managua.
Its pretty straightforward and cheap...
Jul 30, 2012 4:19 PM
2You skipped over and missed one of my favorite parts of Nicaragua. Nueva Segovia, my favorite city only gets a mention, Ocotal, and you skipped a nice big area of Honduras to boot. You have been posting on here a lot but what kind of trip are you on? You are in a hurry to get from D&D to Managua????
Jul 30, 2012 4:35 PM
3No..I'm not going to Managua.The bus goes there...I got off it in Esteli.
I'm on a fairly concentrated trip,going to the places I want to go to.I pick and choose..same as anyone else.Is that ok with you?
This info, is for people who want to do something like that.If you have some info.on other places,why not post it so maybe other people will go there?
Or are you just good at criticising other people? I don't see any useful advise from you on here....
Jul 31, 2012 4:55 AM
Jul 31, 2012 9:54 AM
Jul 31, 2012 9:56 AM
Jul 31, 2012 10:38 AM
7^ Haha, lucapal 1 jiri 0.
Thanks for the info. I wondered about that D+D to Nicaragua route, I met several people while I was at the D+D who were going to do it but I didn't hear exactly how they got on. Sounds like it's very doable with reasonable connections although as you say, a long day traveling.
Better than staying in horrible Tegucigalpa for the night anyway, well unless you stay at the Intercontinental (which is where I splurged for my enforced night halt in Tegus recently).
Jul 31, 2012 11:06 AM
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