We got off the boat from Ometepe and expected a pretty decently long travel day, but didn’t realize it would be chaotic. Immediately off of the boat, we hopped on a chicken bus to Managua, in our attempt to reach Leon.
That ride was smooth, but the real fun started when we got off in Managua.
Chicken bus cost – $3 per person
The bus dropped us off at a smaller bus stop where there was another bus waiting. We
Second bus cost – $2 per person
We stopped 5 minutes later.
The bus driver
It turns out they don’t work with each other. This was a new van we needed to get in if we wanted to go to Leon. We had to suck it up and pay.
5 minute bus ride t- $2
2 Hour van ride to Leon – $2
We reluctantly got in, knowing we’d just got ripped off, but we had no other choice.
We arrived in Leon. FINALLY! By the end, our bodies were stiff and our butts were numb.
We were greeted by a swarm of men bombarding us for a ride to our hostel in a tuk tuk. Brock and Atti were content with walking the 1km.
I made the mistake of bringing a carry on with wheels. I learned my lesson in week 1 of our journey in Costa Rica. Many of these roads aren’t paved. I look really stupid lugging it around. I feel shame with every rock I hit. So,
We asked how much the ride would cost and he said $1 per person. What a steal!!! We hopped on and enjoyed the
Once we got off, Brock gave him a 200 Cordoba.
The guy was
It’s all fun and games until you get ripped off TWICE in a day!
When riding a bus in Nicaragua, be sure to verify the end location. If they aren’t going to where you need to go, they can usually direct you on where to go from their last stop. Before you get on, know where the end stop is and make sure it correlates with your travel plans.
If you are going to
Amount we should have paid- $5 per person
Amount we actually paid- $9 per person