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Puerto Viejo - Entering Town from the South
MARCH 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: After being stranded for 3 days in Big Corn Island (and overnight in Bluefields), I finally managed to get from Big Corn Island to Granada. From Granada, I had to make my way to Puerto Viejo on the Carribean coast of Costa Rica. On paper, this involved: A long distance bus from Granada to San Jose (about 9 hours) A long distance bus from San Jose direct to Puerto Viejo (about 4.5 hours) At the time of this post, US$1 = C$580. I planned to leave Granada early enough for me to make […]

Granada, Nicaragua – to – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Journey



Bluefields - Direct Bus to Managua
FEBRUARY 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I spent 1 month living on Big Corn Island and 1 month living on Little Corn Island. From Little Corn, I had to make my way back to Granada. On paper, this involved: A boat from Little Corn to Big Corn A ferry from Big Corn to Bluefields A boat up river from Bluefields to El Rama A bus from El Rama to Managua A bus from Managua to Granada In reality, I took a short-cut and shaved about 1 hour off the journey … LITTLE CORN TO BIG CORN BY BOAT: […]

Corn Islands to Granada – Nicaragua – Journey



San Carlos - Canons
DECEMBER 2017: Read our Retirement Reviews to find good places to retire on a budget. OVERVIEW: I spent 1 week on Ometepe Island. I stayed at the Hostal Tecali near Santa Cruz. I wanted to get from Ometepe across the lake to San Carlos to spend a few days going down the Rio San Juan to Greytown. Alas, the ferry that used to go from Ometepe to San Carlos no longer operates … I was told that I needed to go back to Managua (a 1.5 hour ferry from Ometepe to San Jorge followed by 3-4 hours on busses from there […]

Ometepe – Nicaragua – via Costa Rica – to San Carlos



Ometepe - Charro Verde - 4
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Granada … where we stayed for 6 nights in the Boutique Hotel Maharaja. The hotel is located at the eastern end of Calzada Street (the main tourist street). We paid a discounted price of US$23 / night for a Twin Room.Aircon was available for an extra charge of US$10 / night … but, we just used the ceiling fan (which was perfectly adequate). Our room was next to the dipping pool and a small outdoor seating area. Our room rate included a small (insufficient) free Breakfast … which was […]

Ometepe – Nicaragua – Information



Granada - Cathedral
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Las Penitas … where we stayed for 6 nights in the Barca De Oro Hotel. We paid a discounted price of US$21.35 / night for a Bungalow … the hotel was running a ‘Stay for 2 Nights and get the 3rd Night Free’ promotion. Without this promotion, we would have paid US$32 / night. At US$32, it would have been too expensive for a GRANDPAcking Budget … and, in my opinion, over-priced. The hotel was one of the largest in Las Penitas with a 20 table Restaurant and Lounge […]

Granada – Nicaragua – Information