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San Juan del Sur Beach

Department: Rivas

Municipality: San Juan del Sur (view on map)

Type: Beaches

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  • Joe Beccalori wrote on Jun 23, 2021:

    Beautiful property.

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This beach, which has an almost perfect "U" shape, is surrounded by mountains. Here, visitors can find one of the most famous beach towns of the country: San Juan del Sur. The sand of this beach is not white as the one we can find in the Caribbean, but it clearer than in the Pacific.

Boat rides to visit neighboring beaches, sports fishing, diving, marine photography, wale watch, canopy tours and a hectic nightlife is found in this destination. Swimming is possible thanks to the tranquil waters, but is worth mentioning that there are a lot of boats on the bay.

The town of San Juan del Sur is located on the shoreline. The municipality has been working to improve the tourist infrastructure, making it one of the most complete destinations of the country. Visitors can enjoy a great variety of seafood while being in a restaurant next to the sea, and the warmth of the various hotels of the area.

In addition, San Juan del Sur has the facilities of a typical small town: shops, postal office, Internet, health centers, language schools, police stations, workshops, among others.


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  • Getting There

    If you are traveling in your own vehicle, you must take the road that leads to Rivas. After passing the city, you must continue until reaching the crossroad "La Virgen" (on the highway that takes you to the border with Costa Rica). From there, turn right and follow the 18 Kms that separates this point and San Juan del Sur.

    If you are using public transportation, take a bus to the city of Rivas. Once you get to the municipal market, take another bus that will leave you in San Juan after about 45 minutes. In Managua you can find direct buses to San Juan del Sur in Roberto Huembes Market terminal.

    During Holly Week, it is common to find people asking for financial aid at the entrance of the town when traveling in private transportation. This does not happen for buses.