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Marsella Beach

Department: Rivas

Municipality: San Juan del Sur (view on map)

Type: Beaches

Swimming Options



  • iddo wrote on Oct 30, 2014:

    nice and quiet. there is greet accommodation over there - aussie hut - 3rd house from the entrance
    sleep on the beach at low price

  • Tiffany wrote on Sep 10, 2012:

    Had a wonderful weekend here a few months ago and plan to return very soon. If you're looking for a quiet, secluded, CLEAN beach, this is the best one I've seen in Nicaragua so far. Not much to do, but there is a little bar/restaurant on the beach where the food is good and the beer is cold.

  • wrote on Apr 29, 2012:

    Chill and nothing to do. Bring a book

  • Lori wrote on Jul 24, 2011:

    Lovely beach, rocky instead of shelly. Not a bad thing because these beautiful rocks have been polished a gazillian times as the surf washes in and out. Some construction of luxury homes is going on, which is a good thing. But the surrounding hills muffle any noise except that of the waves. Quiet and natural.

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This bay of fishermen and summer houses is located right next to San Juan del Sur, just 5 Km North of the town. Visitors will find a small estuary that ends at the sea and a rock where sea birds rest every now and then.

Also, there are some hills and areas filled with Sacuanjoches and other tropical trees. The beach is suitable for surfing. Lodging and restaurant option: Hostal Villa Mar

Surf, turtle nesting, sports fishing and boat rides

There is a comfortable hotel to stay at, which also has a restaurant located on top of a rock. There are other small restaurants where visitors can eat.

Practical information:
Have in mind that the road you will take is unpaved. So, getting there during the winter might be complicated. We recommend to travel on a high clearance vehicle, but the road is suitable for both types.

Getting There

Private transportation:
First, you must get to San Juan del Sur. After reaching the town, take the road on the right that has a sign that indicates the name of the beach.

Public transportation:
It is not possible to get there on public transportation. Instead, negotiate an affordable rate with the cabs that you will find at the municipal market.