The picturesque town of San Juan del Sur is the premier destination along the Nicaraguan coast. If you are looking for a trip to some warm, clean, clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, look no further than San Juan del Sur. It is a fishing town located about 2.5 hours driving from Managua. One side of the bay is filled with fishing boats, yachts, sail boats and the occasional cruise ship. The shore is lined with local restaurants most of them serving great and affordable seafood. Going up the hills surrounding the town is lined with vacation homes, hotels and restaurants.
North and south of San Juan del Sur there are many easily accessible surf beaches. It is recommended to rent a 4WD vehicle because during the raining season it is easy to get stuck on the muddy dirt roads. About 40 minutes south is the La Flor beach where the turtle reserve is located. If the timing is right, you can watch the turtles come lay their eggs or watch them hatch and see the baby turtles make their way back to the water. For surf beaches further away or ones located inside resort property, you can rent boats to take you. If you have a large group of people, the price to rent is more reasonable.
Right in San Juan del Sur there are many nice places to stay that offer many different amenities or activities in which to participate. Being right in town is nice because you have the choice of many restaurants around town. There are activities at night in local discos and nightclubs. You can also get a boat service or car to take you to other beaches in the area. Here is a list of our top places to stay in San Juan del Sur:
Top 3 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
1) Pelican Eyes
There are also many hotels in nearby bays that offer the seclusion of being away from the town along with less crowded beaches. These provide natural beauty in your surroundings that is unparalleled. They also offer packages for surfing, fishing, or weddings.
Top 3 Hotels Near San Juan del Sur
2) Mango Rosa
These two lists provide a wide variety suited for the needs of all kinds of people. Whether you are looking for quiet, tranquil surroundings or something more hip and lively, these hotels have something for everyone.
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