Nicaragua Full Day Tour from Costa Rica

Nicaragua Full Day Tour from Costa Rica

Explore all of Nicaragua's most famous highlights all in one day from Costa Rica!

You will see a dormant volcano crater, the active Masaya Crater, go shopping at the artisan markets, explore the colonial town of Granada, and go on a boat ride viewing the islets of Lake Nicaragua, and even get to feed monkeys!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Pinilla, Pinilla, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

4:00 am

Pass By: Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

4:30 am

Pass By: Playa La Chiva, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo Costa Rica

4:20 am

Pass By: Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

4:30 am

Stop At: Native's Way, 200 meters south of Diria Hotel, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica

You will picked up from your hotel promptly and taken to the border where your guide will help you in every step of the crossing, which takes about 30 minutes. The guide will make the process easy for you and will take care of all of the passport paperwork and visas. From here we will travel to eat a hearty breakfast to start off the day.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal, Province of Guanacaste

4:50 am

Pass By: Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Province of Guanacaste

4:30 am

Pass By: Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Jaco District, Garabito Municipality, Province of Puntarenas

5:30 am - Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove

Pass By: Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste

5:20 am

Pass By: Liberia, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste

6:00 am

Stop At: Mirador de Catarina, Catarina Nicaragua

Here you will enjoy an incredible view over the dormant volcano crater, Granada, and Lake Nicaragua. You will be allowed to walk around freely for a while before getting back in the bus and heading to the next stop.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Masaya Crafts Market, Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya Nicaragua

Do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs and experience the Nicaraguan life style before sitting down for a typical Nicaraguan lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Masaya Volcano National Park, Nn-222, Masaya Nicaragua

An active volcano where you will have the opportunity to stand right next to its crater and hear it rumbling and spewing of gases. An incredible, rare sight.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral de Granada, Costado Este del Parque Central, Granada 43000 Nicaragua

An old Colonial town near Lake Nicaragua. Stop at La Merced Church, considered one of the most beautiful buildings of Granada. It is flanked by a large tower that houses the church bells. You will ascend the stairs and reach the roof of the church. From here, you’ll have a panoramic city view of Granada, Mombacho Volcano, and Nicaragua Lake with the islets. This is the perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful city and the surroundings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Las Isletas, Nicaragua

Your last stop is a one hour boat ride in Lake Nicaragua viewing the Nicarguan Islets around sunset. Your guide will stop by Monkey Island consisting only of monkeys that will come out and take food from your guide on the boat! You will then head back to Costa Rica, stopping on the way to pick up some snacks for the ride home.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Please bring your passport on the day of your tour"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Entry to Nicaragua: Send photo of passport to or WhatsApp"
"Your departure Ticket that proof of flight out of Costa Rica"
"Most travelers can participate"
"If your hotel is not listed, contact us for quoting"
"It is prohibited to enter the country of Nicaragua with the following items: all kinds of Drones, all kinds of Binoculars, including those for Night vision, and any object considered for professional, journalistic, and similar audiovisual reproduction."
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 04:30 AM
Duration: 15 Hours
Start location: 1: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
2: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
3: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
4: Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
5: Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
6: Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
7: Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, Playa Matapalo, Carrillo, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal, Costa Rica
8: Playas del Coco, 50503, Costa Rica, La Libertad, Trujillo, Costa Rica
9: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
10: Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
11: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - A Concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica
12: Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Acceso a Playa El Jobo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Providence, 51001, Costa Rica
13: Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica
14: Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from the hotels, condos and private residences in the following areas:

Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 4:00 AM
Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 4:30 AM
Conchal (W/Westin Conchal), Brasilito Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 4:45 AM
Playa Grande, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 4:30 AM
Catalinas: 4:15 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
RIU Hotels Main Security Gate, Not the Lobby: 5:00 AM
Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 5:20 AM
Playa Hermosa & Panama (Occ/Secrts Papagayo, Villas Sol, Condovac, Mangroove): 5:30 AM
Liberia Peri Supermarket: 6:00 AM
Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood: 5:20 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
Dreams Las Mareas: 6:00am

Pick up times above are an estimate. We will send you an official pick up time the day before the tour.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hotel, Condo, or House pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood - $50 transport fee per booking, not per person
  • Las Catalinas - $50 pick-up fee per booking, not per person


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