Where to Stay in San Juan del Sur

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If you are making plans to travel to Nicaragua, a stop in San Juan del Sur in the Rivas province is probably already on your itinerary and if not, you should add it right now! San Juan del Sur is an absolute must for any Nicaragua vacations! If you travel to Nicaragua and do not visit San Juan del Sur, you are sure to regret it as it is an amazing place, full of surprises, cool activities and friendly locals!

When it comes to San Juan del Sur Vacation Rentals, there is no doubt that you will find accommodations to suit your budget needs in this great little seaside town. San Juan del Sur offers a variety of accommodation for all; cool and affordable youth hostels for the backpacker with limited funds, great vacation rentals such as resorts and privately own homes and condominiums for families and groups as well as hotels for all budgets. To help you in your search for the perfect place to stay in San Juan del Sur, we have put together an exhaustive list of San Juan del Sur’s most popular and highly rated hotels, hostels and resorts.

$100 per night & above

Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is a very stylish eco hotel located 8km from San Juan del Sur in a protected Jungle Reserve. Only a few minutes’ walk from Playa Ocotal, it boasts a private beach, as well as an organic farm. Check out Morgan’s Rock TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel Victoriano

The Hotel Victoriano is a one of a kind hotel directly in front of the beach is an ancient Victorian Mansion transformed into a luxurious hotel. It offers all the amenities of a high end hotel with fine dining and outdoor pool with view of the San Juan Bay. Check out Hotel Victoriano’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

The Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is a relaxed, yet upscale resort in the heart of San Juan del Sur that offers an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Check out Pelican Eye’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort

The Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort is a luxurious resort located 3 km east of San Juan del Sur. It is built on a hillside, offering astounding views of the Pacific Ocean. Check out Villas de Palermo’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Rancho Chilamate Eco Guest Ranch

The Rancho Chilamate Eco Guest Ranch offers a unique off-the-grid accommodation experience in San Juan del Sur, in a truly relaxing, luxuriant environment surrounded by horses and nature. Check out Rancho Chilamate’s TripADvisor Reviews.

Hotel Alcazar

The Hotel Alcazar is a relaxed yet modern and luxurious boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from San Juan del Sur Beach, in the heart of town. Check out Hotel Alcazar’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

HC Suites Hotel

The HC Suites Hotel is a beachfront hotel offering comfortable suites and rooms with all the modern conveniences one would expect from a high end hotel. Check out HC Suites Hotel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Posada Azul Beach Hotel

La Posada Azul Beach Hotel is a charming & elegant boutique hotel only steps away from San Juan del Sur beach. Check out La Posada Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Bahia del Sol Villas and Condominiums

Bahia del Sol Villas and Condominiums is a serene resort complex surrounded by luxuriant gardens situated only a few minutes’ walk from San Juan del Sur. Check out Bahia del Sol’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

$50 to $100 per night

Mango Rosa Resort

The Mango Rosa Resort is a full-service resort offering comfort and escape with its great location in the middle of the jungle, yet only a short drive to San Juan del Sur or Maderas Beach. Check out Mango Rosa’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Barrio Cafe Hotel

The Barrio Cafe Hotel is a laid-back hotel only a 2-minute walk from San Juan beach offering rooms with a view and free breakfast. There is also a restaurant with a tropical inspired menu specializing in seafood. Check out Barrio Café Hotel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel La Estacion

The Hotel La Estacion is located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, La Estación features a modern décor, an indoor swimming pool, free breakfast and an on-site massage service. Check out La Estación’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Surrounded by jungle, the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort is a multi-activity resort featuring a skateboard park, climbing wall, as well as an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, also available are Surf lessons and massages. Check out the Surf Ranch’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Park Avenue Villas Hotel

The Park Avenue Villas Hotel is an exclusive & comfortable boutique Hotel in the heart of San Juan del Sur only steps away from the beach, the downtown area, restaurants, shops & local markets. Check out Park Avenue Villas’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel El Jardin

The Hotel El Jardin is an upscale, tranquil hotel only 2 km from Playa San Juan del Sur offering free breakfast, outdoor pool, beautiful ocean views and an international restaurant. Check out El Jardin’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Royal Chateau Hotel

The Royal Chateau Hotel is a laid-back colonial style hotel with 20 spacious rooms, located in San Juan del Sur only a few blocks from the town’s shops, restaurants and the beach. Check out Royal Chateau’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

El Coco Azul

El Coco Azul is a relaxed hotel only a few meters from the beach with a delightful beach ambiance, a wonderful cooling breeze from the ocean and a great backyard with a soothing water fountain and colorful hammocks. Check out El Coco Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Less than $50 per night

Casa Maderas Eco-Lodge

Casa Maderas Eco-Lodge is an affordable, quiet and relaxing eco-friendly hotel only a few km south of San Juan del Sur and a mere 10 minutes’ walk from the best surf beach in the area, Playa Maderas. Check out Casa Maderas TripAdvisor Reviews.

Marsella Beachfront Hotel

The Marsella Beachfront Hotel, only 20 minutes north of San Juan del Sur, is a tropical paradise like no other that offers activities for the whole family such as kayaking, yoga, diving, surfing and more. Check out Marsella Beachfront’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel Encanto del Sur

The Hotel Encanto del Sur is a simple, yet comfortable & affordable hotel, conveniently located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, close to everything. Check out Hotel Encanto del Sur’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Casa Ariki Guest House

Casa Ariki Guest House is a centrally located,  cozy guest house that offers a safe, comfortable, clean and quiet lodging experience in San Juan del Sur. Check out Casa Ariki Guest House’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel Bahia Azul

The Hotel Bahia Azul is located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, with everything only a few minutes ‘walk, including the beach, spanish schools, restaurants and bars. It has a friendly and familiar atmosphere with clean, minimalistic rooms. Check out Hotel Bahia Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Chale's House Hostel

Chale’s House Hostel offers you safe, pleasant and clean rooms and is centrally located in San Juan del Sur, allowing to walk everywhere safely. Check out Chale’s House Hostel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Moke Huhu Guesthouse

Moke Huhu Guesthouse is a lovely guesthouse with a rustic charm located in the center of San Juan del Sur. The house features an outdoor pool as well as a surfing school on site. Check out Moke Huhu’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

$25 or less per night

Hostel Esperanza

Hostel Esperanza is located right across from the beach in San Juan del Sur, walking distance to all the best restaurants, bars and other attractions. It is safe, cheap, fun and very laid back. Check out Hostel Esperanza’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Maracuya Hostel

Maracuya Hostel is located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, Hostel Maracuyá offers private rooms as well as shared dorms, all brightly decorated and features a beautiful tropical garden. Check out Hostel Maracuyá’s TripAdvisor Review.

Hostal Javier's House

Hostal Javier’s House is a safe and clean hostel located on the main street in San Juan del Sur, close to all the cool bars and restaurants. Check out Hostal Javier’s House’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hostal Suenos del Mar

The Hostal Suenos del Mar is located right in town, offers a cultural atmosphere and has all the necessary comfort to let you enjoy your stay in San Juan Del Sur. Check out Suenos Del Mar’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hola Ola Hostel

Hola Ola Hostel is a traveler-owned hostel located slightly out of the city center in the idyllic beach town of San Juan del Sur. It is small but spacious and strives to create an enjoyable environment for all its guests. Check out Hola ola Hostel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hostel PachaMama

Hostel PachaMama is one of the most popular hostel in San Juan del Sur, with two locations, right in town. It offers a very unique experience for the backpacker looking to meet new people and have a bit of fun. Check out PachaMama’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Casa de Olas

Casa de Olas is renowned for being a “Party Hostel”, so if you are looking for a fun, exciting ambiance, this hostel might be for you.  It is located on a hilltop overlooking the bay of San Juan del Sur offering spectacular sunsets nightly! Check out Casa de Olas TripAdvisor Reviews.

Naked Tiger Hostel

The Naked Tiger Hostel is a true backpackers party hostel that caters to budget travelers from all over the world. It is set in the hilltops a few minutes out of San Juan Del Sur and provides a free shuttle to and from town every two hours. Check out Naked Tiger TripAdvisor Reviews.

Surfing Donkey Hostel

The Surfing Donkey Hostel is in an excellent location in San Juan Del Sur, is very well set-up, safe, economical, and lively. Check out the Surfing Donkey’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Casa Oro Hostel

The Casa Oro Hostel is a popular backpacker budget hostel located in the heart of San Juan del Sur. It offers dorms and rooms and free breakfast. Check out Casa Oro’s TripAdvisor Reviews.