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Main beach of San Juan - duh. Not the best for swimming

To find the good beaches you gotta take a car, or better yet an ATV, and get after it. This beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Gorgeous sunset on a beautiful beach

One of the most beautiful sunsets in Nicaragua. Amazing beach bars and a really nice breeze. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Chill or Surf; friendly local flavour in hotels, restaurants and food. The world does not know about this so not crazy busy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank akraus2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To find the good beaches you gotta take a car, or better yet an ATV, and get after it. This beach is the center point for views and restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wanderingDHP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful sunsets in Nicaragua. Amazing beach bars and a really nice breeze. Not too busy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olivialoveday96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely sandy beach that is easy to access. It is lined with nice bars and restaurants. The price of beer and shots of good rum is a $1.00. We figured it was some gimmick to get us in the door but NO the prices are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank David U
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Just happened to stop at a local bar for refreshments and caught the most beautiful sunset. Just WOW

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank oneders65
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Most amazing sunsets that you will see. Friendly people with happy hour at most beaches overlooking the spectacular sunsets. . Absolutely mesmerizing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mfaithfull
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A beautiful spot to enjoy the Pacific tides and colourful sunsets! Wade in the water for a swim, or just stroll in the sand. There are a lot of bars/restaurants along the beach offering a variety of food & drink, and a few food carts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank C W
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Pristine beach views from a string of restaurants along the beach where you can kick off your shoes and walk barefoot along the beach, have a cocktail during happy hour, have a full meal or snacks. Food is great in every restaurant. I love the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank wrldtrvlr3341
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Customer service was great! The staff was pending on evrything we need. Food was fantastic. The locations are amazing. You have access to different types of restaurants. Beach was in front of our hotel and people were very kind.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Joselina G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The one mile long crescent beach at SJ del Sur is very attractive from afar. Upon closer examination it is less appealing. The sand is the color of mud, it is extremely shallow at low tide and there is no shortage of garbage. Worst yet,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AAW535
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Response from travelbit07les | Reviewed this property |
You can pretty much walk the town anywhere you want to go. To beach hop or to get farther than you can walk you can get a taxi. Be careful , though, because taxi drivers can have different fares to the same place. Ask your... More
16 February 2018|
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Response from Silvia B | Reviewed this property |
It’s better if you have a car for a day. Maybe you will spend $50. Or take a taxi and afford $50 dollars.
15 January 2018|
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Response from Ala1960 | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 2.5 hours by car to Managua from San Juan del sur.