Submitted by Mike on Tue, 2013/05/07 - 09:28.
It has always been my understanding that people who leave Nicaragua because their tourist visas are expiring must stay out for 72 hours before returning.
However, last week I met with a Nicaraguan immigration lawyer who insisted that it was perfectly legal to cross into Costa Rica and return on the same day.
The lawyer I spoke to is highly regarded in his field and teaches immigration law at a law school here.
Nonetheless, on the weekend I spoke to a foreigner who said that border officials recently told him that he was not allowed to re-enter Nicaragua for 72 hours.