San Juan del Sur Travel Blog› entry 20 of 43 › view all entries
February 24th, 2008 – by: cronky1001
We arrived in San Juan Del Sur after a short minibus journey from Granads. We arrived midday and found accomadation, this accomadation very basic with the shower being more like an open pipe and people camping above us on our ceiling. The firsrt wafternnon we just had a look around the very small beach town which took a total of about half an hour. Nothing really in the town other than beach side restauarants, bars, internet cafes and some accomadation. The beach itself although had a large bay was not where most the people that came to San Juan Del Sur actually went. This Bay more used for boats docking rather than surfing or enjoying the beach. Instead tourists who wanted to go to the beach especially for surfing caught the shuttle service to a beach just around the bay, a 45 min bumpy dirt track drive. This beach was alot nicer for being able to surf or just going in the sea and spending time on the beach. On the day after we arrived that is where we headed. We spent the day on the beach just catching some sun and getting smashed around by the waves in the strong surf. We had met up again with Henrik in Sun Juan so he joined us on the becah. He had rented a surf board so spent most of the dya trying to surf waiting for some ggod waves, this was far to much effort myself and Katrina who instead spent out day under the sun. The large bay that we were greeted with at around 10am when we arrived by 5apm had all but dissaperaed so time to head back to town. We went out for a nice Mexican meal that night with Henrik to a place we had been reccomended. Mexican being my worst food but dont mind chicken and nachos, was glad to leave the Mexican food behind after my week in mexico. The next day we were on the move again. It was another boarding crossing, this time to nearby Costa Rica. we were actually in taxi distant drive from San Juan to the Costa Rican border. We got a cab to the border then a fairly easy cross over without to much aggrevation which it can sometimes be. Once into the Costa Rican side we got a bus that we thought went to Santa Elena.
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