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 ...
Cities near San Juan del Sur for Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 1Nicaragua1 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.
- 2Nicaragua3 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.
- 3Nicaragua1 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.
- 4Nicaragua10 reviews
The largest island in Lake Nicaragua. Climb volcanoes, swim in the lake, hang out with monkeys, hike to waterfalls.
- 5Costa Rica6 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 ...
- 6Costa Rica2 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.
- 7Nicaragua19 reviews
Charming colonial town with a lovely cathedral, plenty of restaurant options, and a nice location next to Lake Nicaragua. You need a minimum for 3-4 hours to do the city justice and it would be very easy to leisurely spend a few nights here. Many tours include Masaya and Granada. If I were to do over again, I would have ...
- 8Costa Rica1 review
- 9Costa Rica4 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.
- 10Costa Rica
- 11Costa Rica1 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.
- 12Costa Rica1 review
Beautiful black-sand beach surrounded by high bluffs, really beautiful for sunset walks.
- 13Nicaragua1 review