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“Hot spot in Nicaragua” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Juan del Sur Beach

San Juan del Sur Beach
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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“Hot spot in Nicaragua”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

San Juan del sur is located really close from the Costa Rica border, it has an interesting mixture between tourists and local people. There are a bunch of small hotels and hostales also restaurants and overall is a really cheap place to go, had lobster and steak dinner with wine for 25 bucks. Nightlife is really fun the hot spot is the bar iguana you will see a lot of tourists but also some local peeps. The only thing I didn't like was the border paperwork, specially on my way back to Costa Rica, the line was big and the officers were slow, and rude. The officer ask me for my flight ticket to be sure I will leave Costa soon, of course I didn't have it with me I only went to Nicaragua for a few days, I try to find it in my phone but of course they didn't have wifi, so I had to run arround and find a place with Internet to get my ticket and finally my passport stamp. Without counting this last experience my general time was really good had a lots of fun and a great time I highly recommended this place, and if you are a surfer there are a few beaches arround with good waves.

Visited June 2013
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“It's a beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Sand and water, and a bunch of kids coming up to you on after the other trying to sell you crap. And they're not afraid to stand there for a half an hour w/ a face to try to make a sale. They need to take lessons from NYC street dwellers, ask and keep it moving.

Visited June 2013
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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“could be better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Needs to be cleaned up. Could be beautiful but needs some cleaning. some garbage near the restaurants.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Great for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

SJDS beach is NOTa beautiful pristine beach with great waves and plenty of room to spread out.
It is a great setting in the town's harbor surrounded by the hills.
It is a great community place where everyone hangs out.
It's great to be able to grab a bite to eat and your favorite Flor de Cana beverage. There are plenty of bars/restaurants along the beach.
It's great to watch the locals and the travelers mix and mingle.
Expect to be approached by plenty of vendors selling sunglasses, bracelets, and pirated DVD's.
But enjoy it for what it is.
And make sure to catch a beautiful sunset there.

Visited August 2012
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Redondo Beach, California
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“Bars, beach, perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The beach here is lined with bars, some of which will bring you drinks while you lay on the sand. My favorite is Henry's Iguana, but they all have Flor de Cana, and that's all that matters. Great chill beach to hang out at.

Visited January 2013
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