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Ruta del Golfo

North side of the Church El Laborio, in front of Casa Cural., Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2315 4099
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A lot of hype in the advertising for this trip from Leon across the Gulfo de Fonseco to San... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
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I didn't actually get to take the trip that I had booked with RDG on the account of an engine... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
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The Ruta del Golfo is not only the fastest, but also the most scenic way to travel between El Salvador and Nicaragua. Up until now the only connection (other than by airplane) between El Salvador and Nicaragua was a 10 hour bus ride, crossing borders with Honduras. But now you can take the boat from El Salvador to Nicaragua, or the other way around. The trip takes 2 to 8 hours (depending on your itinerary) and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Fonseca, a hardly traveled yet stunning part of Central America.
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North side of the Church El Laborio, in front of Casa Cural., Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A lot of hype in the advertising for this trip from Leon across the Gulfo de Fonseco to San Salvador. First the boat does not stop at any island and second the drivers do not help you through customs. The boat was covered on top...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

I didn't actually get to take the trip that I had booked with RDG on the account of an engine failure on the boat. HOWEVER, Guille contacted me well in advance of the circumstances and provided a full refund via Paypal immediately thereafter without me...More

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Guille S, General Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review Dean!. I am sorry that we could not offer you our services this weekend due to our engine service. However, we do hope you could comeback soon to the Golfo de Fonseca and enjoy the beautiful scenery and islands. Have...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The whole trip very well organized by the team. Roberto, the person who took us from San Salvador to the boat was friendly, happy to share his experiences and knowledge of the country. The trip to Nicaragua by boat was beautiful and very pleasant. The...More

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Guille S, General Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Hi Claudia! We're happy to know you had a pleasant trip with us. Also, that your husband got his glasses on time for both of you to continue on your journey throughout Nicaragua. Thanks for using Ruta del Golfo!. Take care and have a blast!

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

We used "La ruta del golfo" to go from San Salvador (El Salvador) to Leon (Nicaragua) and it was a nice experience but the price is really much to high and the service is not that good (especially for that price). The first driver arrived...More

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Guille S, Gerente at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Hi Ludivine, It's a shame to hear that our driver and captain didn't had the courtesy of saying good morning or good bye while providing our service. Also, that the driver didn't make a stop to have a coffee, snack or bathroom break. As for...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Collected a group of 3 of us outside our hostel in San Salvador. Greeted us with a drink and pastry which was a nice touch. Brought us straight to emigration office in La Union and the captain of our boat, 'Mario', helped us through. Boat...More

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Guille S, Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Thanks a lot David! We're happy you'd enjoyed the drink and pastry! It was a must because we woke you up very early. We're pleased to read that you loved the scenery and boat trip all the way to Nicaragua. Cheers.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

July 2015. We travelled from Nicaragua to Guatemala via El Salvador. We searched for an alternative route from Nicaragua to Antigua (Guat) because we didn't want to take the long busride through Honduras. So we found out about RUTA DEL GOLFO: the crossing by boat....More

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Guille S, Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Thanks guys! You were A+ customers! We're thrilled to read comments like yours, because it makes us proud of what we love to do. Once again we appreciate you traveling through Ruta del Golfo. Good luck!!

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

We had a smooth car trip from Leon to Potosi where we took a boat to La Union in El Salvador. On the way we had the chance to see sea turtles and we stopped by an Island called Bird Island where you can see...More

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Guille S, Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Hi Andres! Thanks for using our services with Ruta del Golfo. We're glad you'd enjoyed the beautiful scenery and waters of the Fonseca Gulf. Best of luck for you and your wife.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a day we enjoyed to go El Salvador! We were pick up at our hotel in Leon at 8 am then travel to Potosi, nice road and nice country in this part of Nicaragua. The boat trip is the highlight. Along the we...More

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Guille S, General Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015

Thank you Marc André!! It was lovely having you on our boat trip! I wish you all the best in our little country El Salvador. Enjoy!!

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We booked our voyage from Leon, Nicaragua to Suchitoto, El Salvador in April of this year for travel in June. We booked over the Internet which went quite smoothly and then arranged to wire the payments to them in early May. Took well over a...More

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Guille S, General Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

It was a pleasure having you guys! Thanks again for using Ruta del Golfo.

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

We booked our crossing before we left the UK as we wanted to do the crossing fro El Salvador on Good Friday, without sitting on a bus to Honduras all day. Our driver collected us from Suchitot and made sure we met the captain and...More

2  Thank 5tepha5auru5
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Guille S, General Manager at Ruta del Golfo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with Ruta del Golfo! Many thanks for using our service to travel between El Salvador and Nicargua. Hope you had a blast!

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