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Old 17 Mar 2011
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Nicaragua-Honduras, Guasaulles/Somotillo border question


I'm currently in Leon & want to cross from Nicaragua into Honduras near Gausaulles/Somotillo. This has been recommended to me by 2 fellow riders about 1/2 year ago.

Going into Honduras, is that border crossing any good? I couldn't find much information here on the HUBB, apart from 2004 – and that didn't sound that good. But maybe things have changed since then!?

Just wanted to see if anyone else here had positive/negative experience, or if my friends 1/2 year ago were just lucky.


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Bjorn, I just came through that border and it took four hours. My two Honduran entree experiences at two different crossing points were bad.
The one at Copan took six hours.
I can't advise a different crossing since I don't have any experience with any others.
Just see to it your papers are in order. Our helper helped but tried to tack on a bogus $10 fee he "said" he paid, but I never saw him do that.
I hope you have a better cossing than I did two days ago.
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hola bjorn
if you want an easy crossing go to esteli and from there to danli.
if i remember correct it's called las manos.only that the fat custom official is sending you 4 times to the copy shop,which is'nt far,besides the whole area matagalpa/esteli is really nice.
took me less than an hour to cross from copan to guatemala,easiest crossing in central america.
all the best geri
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Guasaulles crossing

I live in Leon 6 months of the year and always cross in Guasaulles. The people are nice and it takes about an hour. Besides, there is a nice new road to travel on. I either ride or drive from USA to Leon, never a problem. Smile and be nice. Hope this helps
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