A little slice of paradise

A few reasons you should visit San Juan del Sur


Within 30 minutes or less from town, you can be on a number of different beaches, each with its own vibe. Surfing is a huge pastime, both for beginners and experts alike. Take a lesson or just watch others try the beach with a cold beer. Each of the nearby beaches vary in their services, but you are likely to find surf lessons, water activities and rentals, dining and drinking options, and guaranteed beautiful scenery. Our favorites include Playa Maderas, Playa Marsella, Playa Remanso and Playa Hermosa.


If you are ready for an adventure, San Juan del Sur has many options:

  • Horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking and boat trips are some fun ways to spend the day.
  • Rent a UTV or ATV to explore the many beaches.
  • If you are looking for a party, there are frequent tours in bars, many bars and even dance clubs.
  • The golf courses are built spectacularly around tropical forests and ocean cliffs, just over an hour away.
  • To immerse yourself in nature, visit the La Flor Wildlife Refuge to observe sea turtles laying eggs or release babies once they've hatched.
  • Or if you wish to relax, consider cooking lessons, massages or yoga classes at Elementos del Sur.


If you want to rent a boat to fish with a captain or wait for the fishermen to take your catch to the local market, the fresh fish is unbeatable. Take advantage of fresh, local resources like this to finish your meal. Dorado, sailfish, black marlin, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, Jack Crevelle and mackerel are the usual catches, depending on the season.


The brightly colored buildings, the mix of authentic and international restaurants, the shops, the traditional market, the farmers' markets, the brewery ... the city is not huge, but it is full of variety. Have a coffee, go shopping, enjoy happy hour specials at sunset, or dance all night. There is something to do for every taste, budget and age. Ask us for recommendations!


If you are looking to see as much of the beautiful country of Nicaragua as possible during your visit, we will help you to do so! Day trips are available from San Juan del Sur to explore the likes of Granada, Ometepe, Masaya Volcano or Laguna de Apoyo, to name a few. Spend a day in a different city and come back in time for dinner and relaxation in Elementos del Sur.

Elementos del Sur offers a full concierge service to help coordinate all your needs. Check with the staff to help organize the details of your trip.

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