What do I Need to Know to Explore the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua?
If you want to visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth, there is no doubt about it- you want to explore the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua! While there is much to love about the entire country of Nicaragua, including the Caribbean Coast, the Pacific Coast is where our natural splendor truly shines.
What Makes the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua So Special?
Nicaragua attracts travelers worldwide. Why is this? It all begins with our country’s breathtakingly beautiful nature. There is also a boatload (literally!) of activities for travelers of all ages and lifestyles. Despite its amazing coastline and inviting culture, it’s still a hidden jewel. In fact, this is part of what makes the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua so attractive. It has all the features of a tropical haven, but without the overwhelming crowds of tourists you’ll find in Mexico or Puerto Rico.
Most travelers prefer to vacation on the Pacific Coast when they visit Nicaragua. This area is famous for its volcanic black sand beaches and strong waves. It is also an incredibly popular surfer destination. In fact, some of its beaches are visited by advanced surfers from all over the world!
Top Spots on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua
By far, one of the top spots in this area is San Juan del Sur. Look no further for a breathtakingly gorgeous beach- unless you don’t like white sands, a rolling surf, and nearly year-round sunshine. This city is located on the Pacific Coast in the southern part of Nicaragua. It takes only two hours to reach it from Managua, the country’s capital. Within the last two decades, San Juan del Sur has established itself as the tourist capital of the country. While it used to only be known for fishing, surfers have discovered it and made it famous. It is located in a crescent-shaped bay and has many beaches that are great for surfing. Now, San Juan del Sur is proud to be known as a top surfing destination. Many surfing competitions have taken place here in recent years. Maybe you’ll be able to catch one while you’re in town!
What if you’re not a surfer or a fisherman? No problem! You can easily find a plethora of other exquisite tourist amenities in the area. You’re sure to love spending the day in boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. If you like the nightlife, there are also amazing clubs and beachfront bars in San Juan del Sur. You can even take a horseback ride up and down the beach. Don’t forget to snap a photo of that world-famous sunset!
There is something for everyone to love in this city. That being said, San Juan del Sur is far from the only place to add to your travel destination list. Beyond this surfing mecca, you’ll want to consider stopping by The Wildlife Reserve La Flor, Popoyo Beach, Isla Anciana, Playa Blanca, Playa Brasilito, and Playa Trébol. Playa Brasilito, Playa el Coco, and Playa La Flor are all nearby one another and known for an incredible showing of turtles hatching and rushing to the crashing waves. You don’t want to miss this!
Book a Catamaran and see the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua for Yourself!
The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is well known for its mild climate, beautiful beaches, tropical forests, and perfect waves. It’s no wonder this area is gaining so much attention lately! If you’re headed to Nicaragua you should definitely start getting excited about the beautiful beaches you can visit. But wait… how are you going to see them? We recommend you book a catamaran trip with us here at Esmeralda Sailing. You will choose either a half day or full day tour, and then select your beach destinations. This means you’ll be able to see everything there is to love about the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, all while sailing in luxury and style. It simply doesn’t get any better than this!