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Things to do in san juan del sur

One of the reasons the San Juan del Sur region of Nicaragua is so popular with tourists is that there are lots of things to do. From the ocean to the mountains, bustling nightclubs to secluded beaches, there is something fun for everyone in San Juan del Sur.

One of the most popular activities in the area is surfing. There are excellent surf breaks both north and south of the town. There are several surf shops in town where visitors can get all the gear they need, transportation by car or boat and updates on the conditions.

waves rolling in near San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua
Waves rolling in at a beach near San Juan Del Sur

Sport fishing is another popular activity in San Juan Del Sur. There are many local services for fishing enthusiasts including all inclusive boat trips, private boat charters, equipment and lessons. Whether fishing or not, all visitors can expect to enjoy amazing seafood while in San Juan del Sur!

A Nicaraguan meal featuring a whole fish with toppings, fried plantains, and rice.
A typical Nicaraguan seafood lunch

The entire region surrounding San Juan Del Sur is worth exploring. If one is looking for a more secluded beach than the popular strip of sand in town, the beaches to the north and south are often empty and exhibit a staggering rugged beauty. The hills beyond the town are home to interesting landscapes with farms, small villages, and forests.

Not far inland one encounters the vast Lake Nicaragua, with its beautiful waters and stunning island of Ometepe. The island of Ometepe is a natural wonder created by two volcanoes and boasts abundant wildlife, calm fresh water beaches, remote villages, and coffee growing plantations.

South of San Juan Del Sur is the easily accessible Play Coco, famous for the sea turtles that lay their eggs in the sand. At the right time of year visitors can watch the baby turtles hatch and make their way to the sea.

a secluded beach near San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua
Yankee Beach near San Juan Del Sur


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