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San Juan’s perpetual tropical climate makes it the ideal location for water and outdoor activities. Visit us during the months of May-September if you’re looking for big waves, and January-April if you’re in search of perfect beach weather.

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a small town, tropical paradise

Nicaragua’s #1 Tourist spot

Welcome to San Juan Del Sur, a small town with a very big personality, on Nicaragua’s southwest coast. Known for its bright and colourful vibe and its fun and light-hearted atmosphere, San Juan del Sur attracts visitors not just from abroad, but from distant parts of Nicaragua as well.

Amongst the best features of San Juan del Sur is its string of popular beaches that have something to offer to everyone, surfers, beach-goers and families alike. At night, the main port beach in town is often busy with volleyball clubs, bonfires and couples lazily strolling its shore.

some of the best things to do in San Juan

something for everyone in your family to enjoy

Cristo de La Misericordia

 7469+Q7H, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Sea Turtle Release

La Flor Beach Natural Reserve

Horseback Riding Tours

Playa Maderas and surrounding beaches

Las Nubes Zip Lining

La Cuesta, Km 135.5, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Guided Surf Lessons

Playa Maderas, Playa Remanso and Others

Sunday Funday Pub Crawl

Organized by Naked Tiger Hostel

Travel isn’t always pretty

It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.


Yum Yums

when the hanger comes callin’


Paseo del Rey Malecón, Del Hotel Estrella 50 Metros Al Sur, San Juan del Sur 48600 Nicaragua

One of San Juans’ true beach-front restaurants, La Lancha has a busy and diverse menu and a long list of positive Google reviews that speak to its popularity.

Unlike some restaurants on the main beach strip, La Lancha is always busy (not so much so that you can’t get a table, but enough so you can see that other people enjoy the food), and always tasty.

Oh, did I mention the affordable prices and large portions? That helps too.


742J+RHP, Callel El Estudiante, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Sabores de mi Patio is a bit of a hidden gem. If I hadn’t had the location revealed to me by friends who been there, I’m not sure how much longer it would have taken me to find it.

Like La Luncha, the prices are great for the generous portions, and the food is always a hit. The pork rib plate, mixed grilled sausage plate and their Sunday soup are fantastic.


Travelling alone?

Read our article on what you need to think about when travelling to San Juan solo, what the town is like at night and our top 5 tips for staying safe.

things to do around town

on a lazy day

When you’ve run out of energy, and need a day of relaxation, San Juan Del Sur has plenty of opportunities for rest.