-A taxi from Managua or Leon to The Free Spirit Hostel in El Transito should cost you around 50-70$ depending on your negotiation skills. Tell the taxi driver to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front. From there you are only 20 minutes from the hostel. You will see a sign of the hostel when you enter the village down the little hill. Continue until you reach the last street before the beach and turn right. 50m later, you will see us on your left.
-It is about 1h-1h30 from Managua or Leon. First, you have to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and then turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front. From there, you take a dirt road for 13 km and you will get to El Transito. You will see a sign of the hostel when you enter the village down the little hill. Continue until you reach the last street before the beach and turn right. 50m later, you will see us on your left.
-From Managua: There is 3 buses a day for El Transito from Terminal ISRAEL, leaving at 12h, 13h and 15h but be there in advance because some buses can leave earlier sometimes. First, take a taxi to go to the Terminal ISRAEL, it should cost you no more than 50-150 cordobas (2-5$) per person from the other bus station Huembles or UCA. From the airport, it should be around 10$.
Then, stand outside of the main entrance of the Terminal ISRAEL to catch the bus that will come from the Oriental Terminal on the main street. You cannot miss it, there will be around 20 people waiting for buses to pass. The bus fare should be around 25-30 cordobas (1$) and a little extra of 1$ for board bag.
If you miss the bus going straight to El Transito or you want to take the bus in the morning, you can take every bus that goes to Leon passing by la carratera vieja Leon and you ask the driver to be drop at KM46 for El Transito and you hitchhike the 13 km of dirt road.
-From Leon: It will be a 2 buses journey. First, you have to take a bus going to Managua by the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and tell the driver that you want to exit the bus at KM 46, the bus stop at the entrance of the road going to El Transito. Then, you will have to wait for a bus coming from Managua that will bring you to the village, but be sure to arrive at the junction before 16h. If not, you will miss the last connection and you will have to hitchhike the last 13km of dirt road.
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