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Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

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Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

Hi there,

What is the best way to get to the beaches north or south of SJDS (either Playa Coco to the south or Playa Popoyo to the north) after spending a few days on Ometepe? Is there a way to hire a car to pick us up at San Jorge boat terminal to drive us to the Pacific Coast and if so, about how much would that cost? Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

Greetings kl0ud9:

The closest beaches from the port of San Jorge would be Playa Gigante and a bit further north would be Santana, Popoyo, Guasacate, Astillero.

Playa Coco is south of San Juan del Sur so would be quite a bit further and more expensive to get to. It is basically a straight shot southwest from San Jorge/Rivas to the nearest beaches.

You could hire a taxi when you get off the ferry and they can get you to Gigante in about 40 minutes or perhaps less. Nice beach there.

I would guess the taxi would charge perhaps $40? Just make sure you negotiate the fare before you get in the taxi, and if you are wanting to just go for the day and come back to Rivas or elsewhere that you explain the whole trip to the driver before agreeing to a fare. They don't like it when the deal changes and will use that to (over)charge you more!

Cheers,

Mike @ Farmstay El Portón Verde

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2. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

When you say $40 - do you mean Cordobas? or American Dollars?

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3. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

Thank you for your reply Mike,

I am sure he means 40 US dollars.

Best,

Lisa

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4. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

Yes, dollars. A bus might cost 40 cordobas but not a taxi.

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5. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

That's what I thought :-) Thanks!

6. Re: Ometepe to beaches north or south of SJDS

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