Peñas Blancas

Peñas Blancas

It is not a town but a position in the frontier with Nicaragua, has a simple lodging, sodas, grocery, rent of cars and the Bank of Costa Rica Ph + (506) 2677-0011. Located in the building of central of customses, with currency change and automatic cashier.  There are a few things you should keep in mind if you are planning to cross the border at Peñas Blancas. First of all, the border post is open from 6 am to 8 pm each day. If you come during this time, you should expect to pay a small fee, but if you arrive before 6 am, you can enter Nicaragua for free. From 6 am to noon, you will be charged seven US dollars to pass through Peñas Blancas. After that, the fee is slightly increased to 9$ USD. Additionally, there is a small 2$ USD fee if you are coming into Costa Rica from Nicaragua, as well as a 22$ USD fee for bringing a car across the border. Secondly, the time of year and day you choose to cross Peñas Blancas will greatly impact how long it takes. Most of the time, you should expect to cross the border in less than an hour, but if you mistakenly come here at the wrong time, it may take significantly longer, perhaps even as long as 10 hours. The best time of day to arrive is in the early evening. This is the time of day which has the shortest wait times. No matter what time of day you arrive, you should expect a huge wait if it is near a holiday or seasonal even. In particular, you should avoid trying to pass Peñas Blancas a few weeks before or after Christmas or Easter. These are the worst times of the entire year to pass through this border post.

Soda La Macha Ph/cel + (506) 8386-0752. Located in “Guarada Raya”, side of Nicaragua. Open from 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m of Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday of 6:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d. They Serve breakfasts, lunch and dinner. They specialize in homemade kitchen. Casado with meat, fish, chicken, spaghetti, hamburgers, sándwiches, natural, gassy juices, beer and liquors. Prices from 3 US$ from now on. They sell goodies and natural products.