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I came to San Juan del Sur for a few days during my trip 2009, but I also visited in December 1988 and March 1989. Of course it had changed a lot during the 20 years that had passed between my visits and San Juan del Sur had become a popular tourist destination since my last visit. And it is easy to understand why!

San Juan del Sur is a small town with 18 000 inhabitants in the area. It is beautifully situated and has a half moon shaped beach with green hills around. In the bay there are many fishing- and sailing boats and they make a nice silhouette. Along the beach there are several restaurants where you can have fresh seafood or a drink while you watch the sunset. In the town many houses are colourfully painted wooden houses.

Many people come to San Juan del Sur for surfing and they go to the nice beaches south or north of the town where the waves are good.. Among other things you can also dive, fish or visit a turtle refuge.

  • Last visit to San Juan del Sur: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    A shame about the bus tout but good way to deal with him. Food and beach sound like they more than made up for it! Back from CO now so time to catch up with some of your travels, Malena.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    I love the colourful houses and that lobster sandwich by the pool sounds pretty good too :-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    What a pretty little spot San Juan del Sur is - no wonder you keep returning! Poolside at the Piedras Y Olas looks like a great idea to me! Your bus experience does not sound like much fun but you dealt with it. Thanks for this excellent little page!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    This sounds like a beautiful place -- except for the tense transportation situation. But I'm glad people didn't turn out to be as aggressive as they first seemed to be.

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    Interesting as always and nice fotos... I am thinking of going this summer to America Latina...

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Happy Birthday Malena! This place looks like paradise. And more so because it's -10 C in NYC right now !!!!!

  • jacquisuiza's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    You made a good work. Thanks for sharing. I miss Nicaragua so much and am happy to see a lot of new pictures. Jacqueline

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    Is Ricardo's still there? I really enjoyed their food.

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