To Do in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is becoming a very popular beach destination. Even though it is a small beach town, San Juan del Sur has many attractions and things to do.  Whether you are looking for a quiet time of relaxation or are looking for an adventure, San Juan del Sur has the perfect activity for you.

Here are some things that are available for you to do while staying in San Juan del Sur:

Learn to speak Spanish:  Spanish courses can often be very expensive and kind of dull. However if you choose to learn Spanish in San Juan del Sur amidst the serenity of the beach, not only is it more economical than learning Spanish at home, it is certainly not dull. You can take classes in the morning, and then go surfing or walking along the beach in the afternoon. One of the great things about learning Spanish in San Juan del Sur are the homestays that are available to you. You get to live with a Nica family with 100% immersion in Spanish. This helps you to learn Spanish faster than with just normal classroom lessons.

Go Surfing: San Juan del Sur is one the best places to go surfing in the world. Not only is it less expensive to stay in Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur has four main beaches in the area:  Play Coco, Playa Maderas, Playa Remanso, and La Flor. These beaches cater to both the expert wave master and the learner boogie boarder. San Juan del Sur also has a variety of instructors around that can teach you how to master the waves.

Get a god shave: San Juan and the rest of Nicaragua is home to a large number of barbers were you can get a good old fashion shave using a straight edge razor.  Getting a shave is very cheap, it only cost a couple of bucks, but is a very nice experience.  You will get a closer shave then you ever had before.  It can be a bit scary to have a knife against your throat but barbers are very skilled and they will not cut you.  I know i am not the only one who ended up buying a straight edge razor after having visited a barber in Nicaragua. The result is far superior to the result you get a disposable razor.  I bought my razor from this website. The website is Swedish but they deliver all over the world a. They offer a English version if their store named

Go on a Canopy Tour:  San Juan del Sur is home to a 2.5 km “zip-line”, a line suspended roughly 10 meters off the ground. You strap yourself into a harness and go zipping above the tress, allowing you a birds eye view of the local wildlife in the hills surrounding San Juan del Sur. Located just 5 minutes outside of town, this is a must see for all you thrill seekers out there.

 Observe the Wildlife: San Juan del Sur is one of the most pristine locations in all of Nicaragua. You can expect to see Sea Turtles, Howler Monkeys, Toucans as well as a variety of frogs and toads in and about the beaches of San Juan del Sur.

Go Fishing: One of the integral parts of the economy in San Juan del Sur is of course fishing. For this reason it is a great place to go to fish, whether you want to rent a boat with a guide, or just go out on your own you’ll find the fishing in San Juan del Sur very relaxing. Some types of fish you can expect to reel in are: Tuna, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoos, Jacks Mackerels, Dorado, Jacks and Barracudas.

These are just a few of the activities available in San Juan del Sur. You can also go horseback riding, rent a quad runner, go shopping, and more.