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Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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6-Day Surf Vacation in San Juan del Sur from Managua
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A little above average; great for surfing

A lot of folks come to San Juan del Sur for the surfing. The beach, itself, is better than average, but not as attractive as others. Remember, this is Nicaragua. Lots of sailboats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Sunsets are beautiful, and the water is clear. Very convenient beach for the city, but not the cleanest, safest or best for surfing in the area. Some locals play volleyball every now and then, but nothing you can set your watch to. You have to keep a keen eye on your bags if you are in the water or walking... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A lot of folks come to San Juan del Sur for the surfing. The beach, itself, is better than average, but not as attractive as others. Remember, this is Nicaragua. Lots of sailboats in the harbor.

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Tweed
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This town and beach has all the restaurants right on the waters edge. Caters for the tourists. We had many a good night out right on the waters edge. Nice to walk along and watch the waves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We only really passed through San Juan del Sur, staying just one night so saw the beach briefly in the evening and then in the morning. What I did see was stunning though and extremely clean and not over crowded. Would have liked to spend a little more time here to really appreciate.

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Zillah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow!! this is such a nice place to visit, I'd love to live here. This town & beach is probably what Tamarindo CR was like 10-15 years ago. The beach has clean & warm water with enough waves to have fun. The surfers go to beaches north & south of town for bigger waves so this is a nice beach... More 

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hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love this sleepy little fishing village... I'm sad when I leave.. I think about SJDS Beach everyday.. It is cleansing of the soul.. So beautiful and peaceful

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We liked it so much we stayed extra days. The beach is clean and has a sand bottom. We enjoyed body surfing everyday in very comfortable water temp. Just take what you want in the water as there are petty criminals about. We lost a hat to one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The best thing about this beach is it is never crowded, the water is great, close to food (cheap food at that) and drinks. Very easy to spend whole day at beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The beach town! you have cheap hostels, great hotels options.... food everywhere, different activities; such as surfing, diving, virgin areas where you can be all by yourself, and access to the international line of Tica Bus. If you are in Central America , trust me you don't want to miss it! I wouldn't recommend one specific activity since you're going... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

But also lots of rocks. There are a lot of stingrays and I talked to several people who had stepped on one and got stung. When it is windy the dry sand blows everywhere - you need to wear sunglasses. Saw a sign in a hostel not to go to the beach at night because you will be robbed.

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Address: Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur

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