San Juan del Sur

12 reviews

As with most places in the world, you get out of SJS What you put into it. If you chose to never leave the main town, there is still plenty to do, eat, drink, and see, but if you chose to rent a scooter and check out the surroundings areas, or take surf lessons, or go to one of the ...

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    3 reviews

    Primarily a transit hub and you are bound to pass through it if you are driving in the south along the Pacific coast. Home to an attractive cathedral and central square. The big crowd on a side street near the main square is primarily visitors waiting to see loved ones / friends at the prison.

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    Playa Gigante

    1 review

    Pleasant beach known for seafood shacks that sell inexpensive lobster. Watching the pelicans dive for their lunch as you eat yours is a treat. The surf can be rough here so be a little careful. Popular with backpackers and surfers. Also home to a dive shop. A foot path leads to the more private Playa Redondo.

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    1 review

    Small town with a church and a central square. Gateway to Playa Gigante and a few other beaches but primarily residential and offers little of interest to visitors.

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    Playas del Coco

    6 reviews

    A small beach town with howler monkeys in the trees, and dive boats and fishing boats ready to take travelers around the area. Most of the reef I saw was dead, but we also saw some big morays, and sharks ans the visibility was good. Supposedly there are some islands a couple hours off shore where there are schools of ...

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    Isla de Ometepe

    10 reviews

    The island is shaped like the sign for infinity. Two volcanoes have become connected by their lava flows, one is still avtive and the other has a lake inside it. The hike up the active one was a bit perilious. We basically went until it got too steep, and thee was no trial (we had a local guide with us), ...

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    17 reviews

    Granada is a beatiful colonial city. If you have the opportunity to visit Nicaragua, it is not to be missed. Instead of staying in Managua overnight near the hotel, just stay in Granada instead. It is a quick taxi ride and the environment is worth the trip. For lodging, I suggest La Islita Boutique! It is a block from the ...

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    Santa Rosa National Park

    2 reviews

    Wild, pristine and protected dry forest wilderness directly on the majestic Pacific coast. Not only a Costa Rican national treasure, but a global one as well. Wonderful place to surf or come camp and spot howler monkeys, sea turtles, macaws and coatis. I love this place.

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    Gulf of Papagayo

    1 review
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    Playa Panama

    1 review

    This is 5 minutes walking distance from the condo front door! This beach has the least pedestrian traffic of the three beaches listed in this area. Walk to the other side of the beach and you will find a reef.

  • 10

    Playa Hermosa

    4 reviews

    Pull off the highway to your scenic ocean-side public beach with a private oasis feel. White sandy beaches are breath-taking but beware the riptide - swim here with caution.

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    Playa Ocotal

    1 review

    Beautiful black-sand beach surrounded by high bluffs, really beautiful for sunset walks.

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    Lago de Apoyo

    1 review
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