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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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This beach is nothing special- just a nice place to cool off and have drinks in the evening at the beachside restaurants. I was warned: don't walk the beach at night unless you feel like getting robbed.

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Diriamba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The beach in San Juan Del Sur looks nice and is good for a walk along the shorelines. But the best place is about 5 miles north where Playa Marsella, Maderas, and Majuagal dominate the surfing, swimming, and diving scene. Lots of small hotelitos and restaurants. No shortage of places to buy beer and food. Buss and taxis will get... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What I can't figure out is, there may have been 5 people total on the entire beach on an absolutely gorgeous day. The water was perfect and the beach looked like a manicured sand trap on a high end golf course. Hopefully this review doesn't spoil this little secret!

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Loved the kids playing, laid back enchanting feel. Felt welcomed in this piece of Nica paradise. Great for a walk, sunset take-in, close to town. Fantastic town with 'home' feel straight away:)

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I heard, San Juan del Sur Beach is the Miami Beach of Nicaragua, and they are right. The view is super gorgeous especially their sunsets, very colorful. The town is quite crowded but not overcrowded which actually something I prefer. Parties everywhere, lots of bars to choose from and did I said, everything is cheap.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The view is gorgeous, especially at sunset. However, if one more person asks me to buy fake RayBans, weed, or a hammock I'm going to freak out. I don't mean to sound hateful, everyone has to stay on their grind... I get it. It's just that when the same 6 people come ask you to buy the same thing 10... More

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Nicaragua
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beaches get crowded with buses, local people insult you or worst rob you. drunks walk the streets and beach. garbage all over. people defecate on beach or the water, so be careful what comes floating your way. No bathrooms anywhere. Electricity goes out, so your room is hot as a sauna, and if you are lucky, the water does not... More

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Austin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have mixed feelings about the San Juan del Sur beach, the beach itself is not great, the sand is dark and there is no shade or chairs beside the one at the restaurants. I only see one public restroom so if you hotel is not close and you don't want to eat, it might be a problem. We visit... More

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Isla de ometepe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Laid back, small village town, friendly people and good folks all around. The off-the-beaten path places: great, made from scratch crepes at the corner across from the town's main park, Juanita's char-grilled chicken and carne asada on the same block as the town's marketplace.

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Davenport, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

the town of san juan del sur is great...the beach is ok. from what I understand the nicest beaches are just a few miles in either direction, although I didn't go. It just lacks the kind of sand and shade of water that beautiful beaches have. Good place to hang out in one of the restaurants on the beach though.

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