San Juan del Sur Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 52%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (11)
- San Juan del SurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
I lot of people really love San Juan del Sur and it is popular with tourists. I was robbed there, so I have a negative remembrance of the place. It is a very good place to learn to surf and there are a few Spanish language schools. I have heard a multitude of stories of people getting robbed there, so mine is not a lone incident. It's important to be vigilant while staying there. I wouldn't recommend a person not go there, but I most likely will never return--there are better beach towns in countries I like more.
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- San Juan del SurOct 19, 2013
The most beautiful sun set I have ever seen was here. The sea food is delicious and cheap. The drinks are cheap as well and freshly made. The people here are friendly. Take the time to stop and chat with them. They all have story's and big hearts.
- San Juan del SurMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
If you want to surf in Nica, which is highly advisable, you need to base part of your trip here. San Juan Del Sur is on a crescent bay. The street along the water, and the first few blocks inland, are pretty packed with restaurants and places to stay. There is a mix of everything from high end resorts to cheap hostels. There are nightclubs filled with a younger crowd and even a bohemian bookstore (El Gato Negro). To get to the beaches, you need a vehicle or have to pay a surf shop for a ride. Playa Madeiras is one of the closest beach breaks, has three peaks usually working, and can handle a large crowd for Nicaragua (~30 people). It is north of SJdS. To the south is Playa Yankee. It is in the midst of a newer housing development and is a fun, but fast beachbreak.
At night, enjoy a sunset, seafood, and some Flor de Cana at any of the restaurants on the sand. They all have similar menus and quality.
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