About San Juan del Sur

Playa Marsella

San Juan del Sur is a warm and friendly tropical beach village in the south west corner of Nicaragua, located less than 30 minutes from the Costa Rican border. With it’s many pristine beaches, it is no wonder that San Juan del Sur attracts the best of tourism, including surfers, sailors, scuba divers, fisherman, hikers, and sight seers.

Enjoy one of many beachfront palm fraun roofed restaurants while viewing nearly 100 boats at any time speckled throughout the harbor, or dance the night away at one of the local clubs. Just 30 minutes away, hop on the ferry to Ometepe Island where one can explore Lake Nicaragua and 2 of it’s volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas, an ideal place to hike a volcano, swim in a volcanic spring, or see ancient petroglyphs. Also within 30 minutes of San Juan is the city of Rivas, a great place to stock up on necessities or construction materials, or visit Rivas’s open air market where you can find fresh produce and shop the day away.

The inhabitants of San Juan del Sur make their living fishing, diving, and catering to the visitors drawn to the bay's beautiful white-sand beaches, smooth waters, and ecological richness. In and around San Juan, you are sure to find plenty to see and do. Numerous beaches await exploration, the scenery is superb, great surfing can be found everywhere, and the sportfishing and sailing are world class.

Spectacular sunsets paint the bay with gorgeous colors nightly. San Juan del Sur is an exquisite seaside community in the heart of development.

USA Today

On February 21, 2008 USA Today said, "a new gold rush is underfoot, and this time San Juan del Sur is the destination…The area, admired for its sandy beaches, lush tropical landscape, and friendly locals, is experiencing a boom in vacation home and hotel growth. It's a great time for travelers to come, too. The tourism infrastructure is stronger and there are a fair amount of accommodations and activity options now, but prices are still reasonable and the area retains much of its local character."