New Years, the way it was meant to be spent...

San Juan del Sur Travel Blog

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What's not to love?
Arriving in San Juan del Sur, I had to track down the Canadians, who had already arrived. While enjoying some food and drinks on the beach I stumbled across the girls (lucky me) and managed to score a bed in the same place they were staying with the guys. After the first night, we all relocated to a funky (read: cheap, awesome) hotel a block from the beach. Our room had bunkbeds and a queen, the interior looked like a dungeon, and the shower was pretty much just a hose. Perfect.

As luck would have it, Beau and Melissa also got a room in the same place. Our posse was complete.

For New Years, San Juan del Sur becomes the antithesis of a small, quiet beach-town. The whole town is a party, no matter what standards you use in your definition of 'party.' From the $50/ticket VIP beachfront parties (with their watered-down drinks, we heard nothing positive from attendees) to the beachfront bonfires and bars, the whole town was in party mode.
We scored a table at a cozy beachfront bar, listening to live music and ordering bottle after bottle of rum and mixers. To call the night a blur would be generous, but I remember the best New Years of my life, filled with all manner of debauchery. From random couples going at it in the middle of the beach to stumbling home at the end of the night... this was a New Years to remember. I'll have to remember it, because I forgot to bring my camera out on New Years... shit.

We spent the next day recovering and exploring the town. Our attempt to hike up one of the mountains overlooking the ocean was thwarted by a gated community, so we spent another day with fruity drinks on the beach. Gorgeous beachs, warm sun, tasty drinks, beautiful girls, and an overwhelming sense of contentedness - what more could I ask for?

On January 2nd, I shared a taxi with Beau and Melissa to Rivas, where I caught a chicken-bus to Masaya for the night. The next morning I caught a bus to Managua for my flight home...
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Whats not to love?
What's not to love?
Epic meal.
Epic meal.
Mmm... smoothie...
Mmm... smoothie...
Kat
Kat
If you look closely, you can see M…
If you look closely, you can see …
Our dungeon.
Our dungeon.
View from Beau and Melissas room
View from Beau and Melissa's room
Oh Trev, youre lucky to have such…
Oh Trev, you're lucky to have suc…
Sunny days on the beach
Sunny days on the beach
The whole San Juan crew.
The whole San Juan crew.
We call them chicken-buses for a r…
We call them chicken-buses for a …