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 Nicaragua - Pacific coast

Pacific coast

Corinto *

Marina Puesta Del Sol *

Puerto Sandino (also called Samoza) *

San Juan del Sur *

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Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 02, 2018 01:39 PM

Reported on Southbound Yahoo Group:

Nicaragua is now charging $150 USD for a "Permiso Especial de Navigacion" issued by the Ministerio de Transporte e Infrastructura if one wants to anchor in the southern part of the country, excepting San Juan del Sur.

While performing my domestic check in at SJdS I wandered into the Ice Plant, looking for the Capitania (which is now located in the boatyard). I encountered an official who told me I first needed to visit the Ministerio de Transporte. There it was explained to me that if I wanted to stay in SJdS I needed to do nothing, but if I wanted to anchor at any of the nearby beaches or coves I would need to obtain the above mentioned Permiso, which is necessary from Huehuete in the north to the southern border.

The Permiso is good for 30 days and costs $150. I had to go to the bank at the cruise ship terminal to pay the fee and make 3 copies, then return to the Ministerio de Transporte where he gave me the Permiso and a receipt to take to the Capitania.

I don't know if the Capitania would have required this had I gone there first as I intended, or whether I just had the bad luck to wander into the wrong office, but I suspect that the former is the case.

Anyhow, just a heads up so that folks can avoid an unpleasant surprise in SJdS.

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