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San Juan del Sur Beach

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: The nearby beach of Remanso is extremely dangerous. There is an isolated dirt road that is impassable unless you have a large SUV.  Do not walk along... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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316 reviews 316 reviews
171 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Don't really understand some of the hype, but the beach is average at best. Really. The water is nice and clear and such, but no waves to "hang ten" with. There is no shade anywhere -- no palm trees, no parasols, no cabanas. Oh, plus the sand is an unappealing shade of blackish-grey. (That's not to say that black sand... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful beach! Quite, clean, nice beach restaurants. You can also pay in dollars in the most restaurants.

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Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lots of locals and travelers intermingling, getting their buzz on and enjoying the town. I wasn't there to surf but met some very interesting people while I was there. I have fond memories.

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Im skeptical about vacation beaches that don't have the typical clear blue waters and white sand. SJDL beach however was awesome! It was so much fun to play in the waves, and the water actually is clear most of the days, the sand it just darker therefore the water the looks darker. We walked all the way to the end... More

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved it, so peaceful and wonderful place to visit. The water was so clear and I enjoyed the great people of San Juan. Very welcoming location. Definitely worth visiting.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We did a private snorkeling tour with Rana Tours. It cost an extra $45. What a huge mistake! It was supposed to be a 3 hour snorkeling excursion. What should have been a 40 minute boat ride to Costa Blanca beach turned out to be over an hour due to our "guides" going very slow so they could fish. Needless... More

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London, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We did not have high expectations, but we were pleasantly surprised by the nice beach. We were there in the morning, so it was quite quiet...a few people swimming and sun bathing. We took off our shoes and walked in the surf, stopping on the way back to sample the local beer at a beach side restaurant. It was quite... More

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Hawthorne, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I really wanted to say something positive about the SJDS beach, but coming from Florida, it is difficult. The best thing about it is the view: of the ocean, fishing boats, etc. The sand is dark, coarse and extremely rocky in places. Also, dogs, including strays, roam freely, so watch your step! There is debris at the upper part of... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to much better beaches, but I think the beach was okay for being right in town. I enjoyed watching all the activity and it is really pretty clean for being a city beach.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The beach at San Juan del Sur is incredibly picturesque, just about post-card perfect, in fact. The long, wide crescent beach is flanked by a striking rock outcropping on the south, while the north end is dominated by a small mountain dotted with million-dollar homes and topped by a gigantic fiberglass statue of Jesus. The water is generally a beautiful... More

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