QCOSTARICA – Despite the diplomatic tensions of the past five years over the Isla Calero, Nicaragua is the second destination of Costa Ricans who travel abroad. The first is the United States.
Business and tourism are the main reasons moving thousands of Costa Rica to travel to Nicaragua by sea, land or air.
Data from the Costa Rica immigration service (Dirección General de Migración) shows that (up to August 2015) 117,874 Costa Ricans travelled to Nicaragua, while 119,524 to the United States.
Among the reasons for the high rate of travel is proximity and prices. From the Central Valley, the Nicaraguan land border of Peñas Blancas is only several hours away, less than two hours more to Managua. A return bus ride costs about US$65, a little more