Nicaragua and Costa Rica analyze border tourism

Leaders of the bi-national commission decided to ask authorities from both countries to open a new border crossing, and to reopen the old "Transit Route" on the San Juan river.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The request was presented during the celebration of the V Bi-national Tourism Encounter between the authorities from both countries and the mayors from the zone, both from Costa Rica and from Nicaragua. The meeting was held at the Port of San Juan del Sur.
According to Leonardo Torres, president of the National Tourism Chamber, at the meeting they also discussed the use of a tourist card and how to improve access to the San Juan river from the region that borders with Los Chiles, Costa Rica.

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