Esmeralda is a catamaran boat that provides a unique sailing experience in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The boat is landed in San Juan del Sur, Rivas, a town on Nicaragua’s southwest coast.

San Juan del Sur is known for a string of nearby Pacific beaches such as Isla Anciana, Playa Blanca, Brasilito, Playa Trebol, Maderas, Marsella, and others, as well as being currently considered; the “Mecca of Surfing.”

Nicaragua has a very tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a wet season and a dry season resulting from being located in a very humid area between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Explore the Pacific Coast of

Isla Anciana – Guacalito

Isla Anciana is located two hours from San Juan del Sur, eight nautical miles north. It is known for the biodiversity of migratory and perennial birds in the area. If you are adventurous, you can get off the boat and take a tour of the island. It is located in front of Guacalito de La Isla, a beach that has more than four miles of beach in the South of Nicaragua, with extraordinarily diverse topography.

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is one hour from San Juan del Sur, four nautical miles north. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in San Juan del Sur, and can only be reached by boat. It is named for the color of its sand, as it is one of the few beaches in the Pacific with white sand and crystal clear water.

Playa Brasilito

Playa Brasilito is located two hours from San Juan del Sur, eight nautical miles south. More specifically, it is located between Playa el Coco and Playa La flor. The tour to Playa Brasilito means sighting of turtles since these are the areas of Nicaragua where turtles appear annually to lay their eggs, the strongest months being June to September.

Playa Trébol

Playa Trebol is named after the shape of three beaches that form a Clover Flower from an aerial view. It is located two and a half hours from San Juan del Sur, 10 nautical miles south, and just a few minutes from the border with Costa Rica.

Our Sailors’ Experience

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

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

The best option in the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua 🇳🇮 give yourself a precious gift to enjoy nature with your kids and loved ones. Watch Dolphins 🐬 and Whales 🐋 Thank a great Trip Esmeralda Sailing

Yaosca Jimenez Mairena

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