San Juan del Sur Travel Guide

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San Juan del Sur Overview

San Juan del Sur is a coastal town in south western Nicaragua, approximately 40 mintues from the Costa Rican border. The next largest town is Rivas, which is the capital of the departamento. San Juan is small, sleepy, laid back, slow paced, good vibe, easy to navigate, well connected ex-fishing village.

Town is located on natural picturesque harbor, shaped as nearly perfect crescent and the waters are fairly calm. Large river enters the bay trough the beach sand and makes water a bit murky. Seafood and fishing are a way of life for many of the people in this area. The Cara del Indio, a unique formation on a cliff face, is visible from certain locations along the shore line.

San Juan del Sur was very much a "surfers town" until it become popular with tourist and wealthy. Most of the cliffs and hills in the area are now covered with mansions and expensive condominiums.
Row of nice restaurants edges the beach and increasing number of hotels and hostels offers all price ranges.

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