Today we traveled from San Miguelito in Nicaragua to La Fortuna in Costa Rica (164 km). The roads were good in both countries. The border crossing was a nightmare. We needed 3.5 hours for it. The Nicaraguans controlled our RV very rigorous. They
had an X-Ray Scanner to scan the whole RV. I saw this the first time in my life. Then one guy came with the pictures and searched in the RV for things the pictures did not show exactly. But in the end, they didn't complain about anything. On the
Costa Rica side, we had to wait because the customs guy was at lunch. Then we needed insurance for our RV. This took another half an hour. Then we got our TIP and were able to leave the border. I thought in Costa Rica everything looks much better than in Nicaragua.
But everything looks about the same. What is special in this area are the many huge plantations. The first one we saw already in Nicaragua. In Costa Rica, there were much more of them. There are plantations for oranges, sugar cane, pineapples, bananas, and
other fruits. The picture shows some orange trees.