What to Do in San Juan del Sur

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Go Surfing

Nicaragua’s world class waves have become more & more popular the last few years, with experienced surfers & surfers to be alike. San Juan del Sur is particularly extraordinary with its many breaks surfable all year round & all day long thanks to constant offshore winds. With amazing surf breaks like Maderas beach, Hermosa beach & Yankee beach, San Juan del Sur is a must.

Hike to the Statue of the Christ

The Christ of Mercy statue on the north-west end of the bay in San Juan del Sur, is one of the tallest statues of Jesus in the entire world. It is 24 meters tall & is impossible to miss, proudly perched on top of a spectacular cliff. The heat & the steep hill can make hiking up to the statue quite the challenge, but the 360 degree view from up there makes it all worth it!

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Have a Sweat at the Fight Club Gym

The Fight Club Gym Juan del Sur is equipped with a full size mixed martial art diamond, a boxing ring, punching bags as well as free weights, bumper plates & weight lifting machines. You can hire personal trainers for private sessions in crossfit, boxing, kickboxing, mma & general fitness or participate in the many group classes. The vibe is great, people are friendly, go check it out!

Party at Sunday Funday

The Sunday Funday Pool Crawl is a pool party hosted by the PachaMama Hostel. It is a crazy pool crawl where people are transported in the back of pickup trucks from one pool side to another all over town, all day long. Drinking, making friends & overall just getting into all kinds of trouble; Sunday Funday is the kind of party you are sure to be talking about for a very long time.

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Go Horseback Riding with Rancho Chilamate

From the back of beautiful, strong horses, Rancho Chilamate takes the adventurous traveler on a journey through open fields & magnificent beaches, across rushing rivers & over spectacular hilltops with breathtaking views of a wild Nicaragua. Get up close & personal with howler monkeys & colorful exotic birds in the jungle of Nicaragua with Rancho Chilmate Horseback Adventures.

Go on a Sunset Cruise with Nica Sail & Surf

Get ready for quite an adventure with Nica Sail & Surf Sunset Cruise! This catamaran sunset cruise will take you along the stunning coastlines of Nicaragua, where you will visit amazing secluded beaches & witness the beauty of Nicaragua’s wildlife. Get up close & personal with dolphins, turtles, flying fish, monkeys, colorful birds & more. Charters departing daily from San Juan del Sur.

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See the Turtles at La Flor Natural Reserve

La Flor Natural Reserve near Playa Coco in San Juan del Sur is one of the very few “arribada(large-scale nesting of certain species of sea turtle) beaches of Olive Ridley Turtles in the whole world. Each year, as many as 30,000 Olive Ridley turtles arrive at playa la flor to mate & lay their eggs. Each turtle can lay as many as 100 eggs. Visit playa La Flor & witness this amazing ritual.

Get a Tattoo

Have you always dreamed of getting a tattoo but thought it was too expensive, or just didn’t know who to trust for your first time? Well, wait no more & get a tattoo in San Juan del Sur! We have one of the best Canadian Tattoo Artist right here in town & you can get a tattoo for a fraction of the price that you would pay in North America! Come Check out Dark Love Ink Tattoo Studio!

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Visit Da Flying Frog for a Canopy Tour

How about getting an adrenaline rush & doing some Zip Lining in the jungle of Nicaragua? Da Flying Frog Adventure Center is only five minutes outside of San Juan del Sur & has one of the longest zip line in the country. Its canopy tour spends more than 2.5km & reaches heights of over 50 meters. Have a blast zipping by ancient trees, howler monkeys, sloths, colourful exotic bird, iguanas & more.