We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Book In Advance
More Info
$1,399*
and up
6-Day Surf Vacation in San Juan del Sur from Managua

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 563 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 129
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
very calm ocean, with good restaurants,

we walk at the beach, people very friendly, and good food at the restaurant that are in the front beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Javier B
,
Saltillo, Mexico
Add Photo Write a Review

563 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 431: English reviews
Saltillo, Mexico
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we walk at the beach, people very friendly, and good food at the restaurant that are in the front beach.

Helpful?
Thank Javier B
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring the kids, bring the booze, bring the boogie boards, bring the... whatever you want. It's perfect for all of those things and the bars and restaurants along the beach offer all kinds of food and drinks at any price point.

Helpful?
Thank dawidio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When staying in the village, we walked on the beach a few times. It is nice, but nothing really special.

Helpful?
Thank Kasper H
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach in San Juan del Sur. Plenty restaurants etc. along it to have your refreshments etc. Not too crowded even in the weekend.

Helpful?
Thank Hans B
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
97 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it a lot, it's a nice place in the Pacific Ocean with very nice beaches ideally for swimming and surfing The town is well served ... It's still manageable but Americans and investments are coming very fast ... A good or a bad thing I suggest Maderas beach and playa Hermosa

Helpful?
Thank mysuite21
Pacifica, California
Level Contributor
95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach at San Juan del Sur is beautiful and great for body surfing. Restaurants line the beach right at the edge of town.

Helpful?
Thank AnnetteLH
New York
Level Contributor
49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach itself is very lackluster and there are tons of boats blocking the view of the horizon. There's absolutely no surf but it'd be okay for swimming. If you want to find a nice beach for surfing there are tons of nice ones less than 20 minutes north or south. Playa Maderas is probably the best. Also don't walk... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ashley D
Hennessey, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
211 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the travel guides say this is not a very nice Beach. But I still found it quite nice. Also with all the bars and restaurants right on the beach makes for interesting nightlife.

Helpful?
1 Thank Cpharris21
Costa Rica
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't actually go in the water as stayed only a day and had other things to do, but the view of the bay from the bar/restaurants is tranquil and relaxing until nighttime when some of the restaurants have music. Either way, a nice beach to visit.

Helpful?
Thank davefromedmonton
Alta Loma, California
Level Contributor
133 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute little beach town with lots of restaurants over looking the Beach . Lots of young travelers and many Hostels. We just spent two days there .

Helpful?
Thank yellowhummingbird

Travelers who viewed San Juan del Sur Beach also viewed

San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
 
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
Granada, Granada Department
 

Been to San Juan del Sur Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Juan del Sur Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?