Submitted by fyl on Sat, 2013/12/07 - 08:08.
Costa Rica has added a "roadway tax" which seems to make no sense. It is a tax that you must pay to Costa Rica when crossing the border in a vehicle into Nicaragua. Calling it a roadway tax when you are about to stop using Costa Rica's roadways is a bit absurd.
In any case, it is $5 that you must pay at an office of Bancrédito. The nearest branch is in Liberia which is about 80km from Peñas Blancas. But, don't worry, Costa Rica plans to add a Bancrédito ATM at the border within two weeks. Pardon my sarcasm but there is little traffic at the border in December, right?