The friendly fishing town of San Juan del Sur is located on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The town's horseshoe-shaped bay is now one of Nicaragua's main tourist destinations along with the colonial city of Granada, but despite its popularity it has not lost any of its charm and retains its identity as a small, sleepy fishing village.
It is set on a crescent shaped bay flanked by steep, rocky headlands covered in thick forest. Its main activity is fishing and numerous small local restaurants are set on the town's beach serving excellent fresh local seafood.
Although the town's beach is not the tropical idyll you may be expecting, overlooked by the new development projects in the area, there are plenty of pristine, empty beaches to explore further afield. El Coco, Chacocente, El Astillero and La Flor are some of the most beautiful and the coastline here is among the most picturesque in Central America.
Suggested itineraries featuring San Juan del Sur
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in San Juan del Sur, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of San Juan del Sur
Places & hotels on the map
Places near San Juan del Sur
- Ometepe Island 27 miles away
- Granada 48 miles away
- Masaya Volcano National Park 55 miles away
- Solentiname Islands 58 miles away
- Managua 68 miles away
- Rio San Juan 97 miles away
- El Castillo 102 miles away
- León & Northern Nicaragua 107 miles away
- Matagalpa 115 miles away
- The Corn Islands 202 miles away
Photos of San Juan del Sur
Accommodation choices for San Juan del Sur
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit San Juan del Sur. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.