The beach resort of San Juan del Sur can be found in a country that would not immediately spring to mind as a vacation destination - Nicaragua. This town is the most popular tourist resort on the Pacific coast and there is an excellent choice of facilities to cater to your every need in the area. There are hotels situated in San Juan del Sur but the popularity of self catering villas in and around the town is continuing to grow. This is down to the fact that you have an amazingly comfortable base from which to come and go as you please and you may very well find it hard to vacate the property at the end of your stay.
There are all of the usual vacation favourites to get involved in on your holidays in San Juan del Sur, plus a few extra suggestions that will help to make this break in Central America so unique. For a start, there are tree canopy tours that allow you to zip through the treetops and get a bird’s eye view of the local wildlife. There are also organised horseback tours that will take you along the local beaches and make for a perfect activity. Other activities in the area include sailing, surfing, swimming, golf, fly fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and yoga.
It would be completely remiss of us not to state that during your holidays in San Juan del Sur, you should take care of your personal safety. However, if you remain close to this tourist resort, you should stay safe compared with the rest of Nicaragua. With this in mind, we are suggesting attractions that are very close to San Juan del Sur. There are a couple of spas located close to the town and this will prove to be the perfect opportunity to enjoy a little pampering. You might also like to take an excursion on a catamaran cruise and this can be booked through Nica Sail and Surf. If you are keen to discover more of the wildlife of Nicaragua, head to Marsella Valley Nature Centre.
You should be aware that there are two different seasons of weather if you are looking to take your holidays in San Juan del Sur: a wet and dry season. The dry season is labelled as being the Nicaraguan summer, even though it would officially be their winter. Nevertheless, the months of December and January are the best for tourists and rain is more unlikely at this time. The wet season really is that - very wet! It runs from May until November. Temperatures are always warm in San Juan del Sur, often reaching the high-twenties to low-thirties degrees Celsius.
Travelling to the self catering accommodation in San Juan del Sur is best done by first booking a flight to Miami, in Florida, with either British Airways, Virgin Atlantic or an American carrier and then booking a connecting flight down to Managua Airport (MGA). You can then arrange a shuttle service from the airport to San Juan del Sur or hire a car and undertake the drive yourself.