Shuttle Service: El Tunco to Leon, Nicaragua

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Note: Bring in cash $16 in total for crossing borders

El Tunco – Leon, Nicaragua shuttle service

Move forward to your next destination, take El Tunco – Leon shuttle service every day at 2:00 pm from El Tunco beach or nearby beaches.

Leon is the first city you visit when moving from El Salvador and the second-largest city after Managua. 

 Rich in history and with its colonial architecture Leon has become a top destination in Nicaragua.

These are some of the things you can do in the colonial town of Leon:

  • Free Walking Tour
  • Volcano boarding
  • Las Peñitas beach
  • Revolution Museum
  • Visit Leon Cathedral
  • Beerpong night at Big Foot Leon
  • Party bus at Poco a Poco

Departure time: 2 pm

The shuttle leaves El Tunco beach at 2 pm. If you’re staying in one of the other beaches one of our staff members is going to be in contact with you so that you know approximate hours of the pickups in your area.


The shuttle service takes approximately 10 hours in total to get from El Tunco beach to Leon, Nicaragua. For this reason, the shuttle makes several stops on the way in case you want to use the toilets, buy some snacks or simple strength your legs.

Arrival time: 12 am

The shuttle arrives around 12:00 am and it will drop you off in front of your hotel. We advise you to book in accommodation in advance. Check the deals we have with some hostel in Leon when purchasing your ticket

Pick up

If you are staying in El Tunco beach, we request you to be in our shop at 1:45 pm.

Free pick up is available if you are staying in the following beaches (When booking your seats make sure to write the name of the hostel or address of your Airbnb place in the specified field)

  • El Cuco beach
  • San Blas beach
  • El Tunco beach
  • El Sunzal beach
  • El Palmarcito beach
  • El Zonte beach
Free cancelation 
Cancel your shuttle service at least 24 hours before departure time and you will get a full refund.
Reschedule your shuttle service 
You can reschedule your shuttle service 24 hours before your departure time at no extra cost.
Not showing up on time or wrong address provided
If you are not at the pick-up location on time or if the directions provided aren’t correct. You must need to buy a new ticket.
Note: If you change location let us know at least 12 hours before departure time. Feel free to drop us a message with the new location so that we can change it on the list.

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What's included?

  • Bus fare


  • Food & drinks
  • WiFi
  • Tip or gratuity
  • Entry tax

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 23 hours or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is canceled 1 day or more before the event

What do I need to bring?

  • Passport
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • A damn good playlist
  • Download some Netflix episodes of your favorite series

Please note

  • You must send a photo of each traveler’s passport to
  • Passport is required
  • Entrance fees are required: $3 in order to enter Honduras, $13 in order to enter Nicaragua
  • If you have visited any country in South America in the past year you must present a yellow fever card 
  • If you are a citizen of the following countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras you will need to fill a form from the Immigration Office of Nicaragua (Must do it within 10 days before your travel)