San Juan del Sur - Pacific Playgroundby Anne Watcher on Tuesday March 1st, 2011 at 10:15am
It may be a small beach town but San Juan del Sur offers something for everyone. The public beach is a long sweeping curve with sandy shores and shallow water breaking in a small surf. There is ample room for the sunbathers and for anyone wanting to take a long leisurely stroll along the beach, occasionally splashing in the water to cool off.
Along the beach are endless restaurants offering absolutely every kind of food and drink available. I must say from experience the shrimp and lobster are excellent!!! Hotels also are plentiful along the strip but the are many more just a block off the beach.
Surfing lessons, board rentals, kayak rentals and fishing trips can all be found in this vacation paradise. Many boats, large and small, dock in the quiet bay for the day then sail off into the sunset.
San Juan del Sur is an easy destination to reach due to it's popularity with tourists. Transfers from the airport in Managua are readily available as are taxis and buses. We choose the local mode of transport, the chicken bus! But once again no chickens! Lots of bikes but no chickens, I'm disappointed!! We left Granada from the bus depot south of Pali, arrived in Rivas and immediately got the bus to San Juan at the same depot. Total cost for Rob and I was C$80 ($3.64 US).
Sandy shores and gentle waves.
Where would you like to eat?
After the heat of the day passed, soccer was the entertainment of choice for these guys
Sunset on the Pacific
We were entertained by this young man and his fire routine.