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“Trash and Jelly Fish Sting - beautiful to dine by though” 2 of 5 stars
Review of San Juan del Sur Beach

San Juan del Sur Beach
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Long Beach, CA
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“Trash and Jelly Fish Sting - beautiful to dine by though”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Beautiful for dinning and watching the sunset by, but don't go in the water it was trashy and I got stung by a jelly fish.

Visited August 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This beach is not the prettiest compared to the others in the area if only due to its location and the commercial fishing. HOWEVER, it is right next to the city and it is still nestled between some beautifully green hills and the water is very clear for a Pacific beach, at least in terms of California standards. The water is warm and the waves are nice, it is also just a moment away from any hotel in San Juan.

Visited July 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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“Very nice beach, family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The beach is nice, its not prestine sand, but its well kept. Theres lots of family friendly moms and pops restaurants to eat some fresh seafood. The waves on this beach are really nice, warm water.

Visited June 2012
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Washington
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“It's a beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The town has some great places to eat and drink but the beach is not all that pretty. Lots of people and dirty. The water was pretty warm in June but kind of muddy. I am sure there are prettier beaches to see in Nicaragua.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Cold, but nice on a hot day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The water is usually nice and cold, with few large waves, so this is not the place to surf. The sand is very dark and fine, so when you swim it looks like you are swiming in mud. The sand also gets into all kinds of crevices. Not the best beach I've been to, but on a sunny hot day, it is very enjoyable.

Visited June 2012
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