Where to Go for a Beach Vacation?

Are you yearning for the sun, sand, and sea? Look no further than the perfect beach vacation destination. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family trip or a romantic getaway, there are plenty of beaches to explore. 

Pack your sunscreen and flip-flops, and head to some of the best beach destinations around the Pacific coast of Nicaragua! In this article, we’ll guide you through an idyllic choice – the stunning beaches of Nicaragua. Join us as we look closer at the captivating spots where Esmeralda sailors love to have fun in the sun.


What Beach Should I Go To? Beaches in Nicaragua: A Tropical Paradise

Nicaragua is a paradise for anyone looking to soak up some sun! This magical country has plenty of white sand beaches worth exploring. Each beach is unique, boasting stunning views, lush forests, blue waters, and white sandy shores. Here are some of the destinations that Esmeralda Sailing visits on the packages:

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Isla Anciana – Guacalito

Get ready for a thrilling adventure at Isla Anciana! Just a breezy two-hour ride from San Juan del Sur, this island is a bird lover’s paradise. You won’t believe the variety of migratory and perennial birds you’ll encounter. Feeling adventurous? Hop off the boat and explore the island like a true explorer. 

And guess what? Isla Anciana is right before Guacalito de La Isla – a four-mile-long beach! Imagine the diverse landscapes waiting to be discovered in the sunny paradise of South Nicaragua.

Playa Blanca

Only an hour away from San Juan del Sur, this sandy beach is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, just four nautical miles up north. And guess what makes it even more special? It’s a boat ride away – the adventure begins before you even set foot on the sand! Imagine walking on a beach with sand as white as snow and water so clear it’s like looking through a crystal. Playa Blanca isn’t just a secluded beach – it’s a paradise that makes you feel like you’re in a dream.

Playa Brasilito

Just a short two-hour tour from San Juan del Sur, this beach gem is nestled eight nautical miles down south. And guess what? It’s sandwiched between Playa el Coco and Playa La Flor – talk about being in the heart of a beach heaven! But that’s not all – this place is a hotspot for turtle sightings. 

Get your cameras ready because from June to September, these beaches become a turtle haven as they come to lay their eggs. Playa Brasilito isn’t just a beach – it’s a rendezvous with nature that’s thrilling and heartwarming. 

Playa Trebol

Playa Trebol derives its name from the three beaches that come together to form the shape of a Clover Flower when seen from above. Situated just a few minutes from the Costa Rica border and ten nautical miles south of San Juan del Sur, this stunning destination can be reached within a two-and-a-half-hour drive.

Playa Maderas

Situated on the picturesque southwest coast of Nicaragua, Playa Maderas offers a serene escape from the busy tourist hubs. It’s a place where tranquility reigns, and the hustle and bustle of popular tourist destinations become a distant memory.

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Prepare for Your Boat Trip

Packaging the right beach essentials is mandatory as you prepare for your adventurous boat trip. These will maximize your enjoyment and ensure your safety under the tropical sun. Here is a list of must-have items for your boat trip:

  1. Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the intense tropical sun. Choose a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  2. Sun Hat: Wear a wide-brimmed hat with a head, face, and neck shaded from harmful ultraviolet rays.
  3. Bathing Suits: Bring your favorite swimsuits for those refreshing dips in the sea.
  4. Sunglasses: Shield your eyes from the glare of the sun. Opt for sunglasses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection.
  5. Beach Towels: These are essential for lounging on the sand and drying off after a swim.
  6. Other Essentials: Don’t forget to pack a change of clothes, beach shoes, reusable water bottles, and a waterproof bag to safeguard your electronic items.

Remember, a well-packed bag can significantly impact your beach experience.

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Get to Know the Best Nicaraguan Beaches with Us!

Regarding beach vacations, Nicaragua’s coastal treasures are a captivating choice. This destination promises an unforgettable escape from the tranquil shores of Isla Anciana–Guacalito to the vibrant sands of Playa Brasilito. The beautiful beaches that Esmeralda adores offer breathtaking beauty and unique experiences that capture the heart of Nicaragua’s culture. 

At Esmeralda Sailing, we invite you to experience the best of Nicaraguan beaches with us. You can take in Nicaragua’s unparalleled beauty and culture when you step foot on our boat. Join us for a trip that promises an adventure like no other! 

Ready to explore Nicaragua’s breathtaking beaches? Take your beach vacation up a notch and join Esmeralda Sailing. Book now!

Our Sailors’ Experience

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Yaosca Jimenez Mairena

Easy booking process. Great staff, the service was amazing! The catamaran is beautiful, luxury, spacious and very clean. Perfect for our group. We will definitely book it again.

Suyen Vargas Lunin

Sailing on the Esmeralda was indeed a treat to myself. Being surrounded by the most amazing hues of the turquoise water of the Emerald Coast and the views of virgin beaches on the coastline was a calming and breathtaking experience. The crew on this boat is really amazing. Friendly, good knowledge, detail oriented and service minded, they spread a very good vibe to everyone.

Maria García | Interior Designer .

I loved the boat Esmeralda, the attention of the great Maritza and of the captain of the boat. The sunset session we had was epic, thank you for your great care. Highly recommended to do it when in San Juan.

Margaux Armonía

Honestly, a potent experience that absorbs the Nature, the scenery, the incredible attention to detail within the boat. My body felt regenerated from that unforgettable afternoon on board the Esmeralda. Martiza is one of the most dynamic hostesses out there. Highly recommended, a must-do in San Juan del Sur!

Tamara Montenegro

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