4 Things to do in San Juan del Sur
Now is the time to travel! You don’t want to just go somewhere; you want to visit a place you’ve never been before and experience some of the top sights, tastes, and experiences in the world. For a goal this lofty, only the best will do. You can achieve it by visiting San Juan del Sur, located on Nicaragua’s southwest coast.
San Juan del Sur is a fun, beachside party town surrounded by excellent surfing beaches and mountains that carve out an unforgettable coastal view in Nicaragua. Don’t be surprised if you plan on visiting San Juan del Sur for a day or two and end up staying much longer! Once you arrive and see how much there is to do, you’re sure to want to extend your vacation in order to experience it all. We highly encourage you to include all of these items in your visit to San Juan del Sur:
#1 Go on a horseback riding tour. Horseback riding on the beach is sure to be one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have while in Nicaragua. While on your tour, you will visit one of the highest Jesus statues in the world and relax in one of the most beautiful beaches off San Juan del Sur. It’s a creative and fabulous way to experience this fabulous area.
#2 Hike to Cristo del la Misericordia. Speaking of the Cristo del la Misericordia statue, you can also hike the mountain to see it up close. It sits on the top of the northernmost seawall and overlooks the town with a serenity and peace. Once there, you will look down on utterly spectacular views. You can either walk along the beach to its northern end and climb the steep steps or you can walk through the neighborhood and along the road that goes almost all the way up to the statue. The choice is yours!
#3 Try Craft Beer at San Juan del Sur Cerveceria. After all of that hiking, you’re going to need a cool drink! Located only a few blocks from the main beach, the Cerveceria is the perfect place to stop for a couple of amazing microbrews. They brew their own craft beer right on site and you can choose from a wide variety on tap.
#4 Take a catamaran yacht charter out into the blue sea. You’ve never seen the ocean quite like this before! Esmeralda Sailing is a chartered catamaran boat that provides a unique sailing experience in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The boat is docked in San Juan del Sur. From there, you can take a half- or full-day trip to exotic destinations like Playa Blanca, Isla Anciana, Playa Brasilito, and Playa Trébol. As you travel, you can fish, watch for whales, dance to music, get a massage, do yoga, or simply lay in the sun and take it all in.