San Juan del Sur and nearby activities

Exquisite sunset and bay views, dramatic headlands and sandy coves that will leave you in awe, a vibrant surfing scene, the many recreational opportunities in the interior, the seafood restaurants by the beach and the welcoming personality of the local residents, will all make you fall in love with this small town.

What can you do at this small town?

From scuba diving to deep-sea fishing to surfing (especially at playa Maderas, located only twenty minutes away). Adventuresome travelers can rent a horse or a bike and explore the coastline, or they can journey by foot, hike among San Juan’s volcanic hilltops and enjoy the remarkable views, spanning all the way to Costa Rica.

But the best part of a San Juan del Sur vacation is embracing the village’s carefree Pacific lifestyle, sway in a hammock to reggae beats and work on your tan, buy your dinner fresh-caught from the fishing boats — or if you’re blessed with the necessary skills, catch it yourself! stop by La Flor beach, where sea turtles waddle ashore to lay their eggs in late autumn.

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Fishing

cristo san juan del sur

Christ of mercy

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Whale watching

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Turtle nesting