San Juan del Sur is a vibrant little town with a stunning beach of its very own, but all around it are a number of wonderful beaches that are definitely worth the detour. Plus, Nicaragua may not be a very big country, but there are many other beautiful places that you should consider visiting while you are here.
To explore the nearby beaches, you could rent a quad but that will set you back approximately $100-$150 per day, or can also rent a taxi, but that can cost you up to $80 for the day! You could also use the shuttles, which will cost you $10 per person, but you have no control on when you leave & when you are coming back.
If you want to travel further out of San Juan & explore places like Ometepe Island, Popoyo, Rancho Santana, Granada, the Masaya volcano or the Laguna de Apoyo, you must rely on slow & crowded chicken buses since Taxis are expensive & ATV’s are not allowed on main roads or highways.