The beaches in and around San Juan del Sur are no longer a well-kept secret. They are now a popular tourist destination for backpackers, yogis and honeymooners alike. This strip of coastline on Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast has a lot to offer its guests, from world-class surfing to pristine beaches to jungle adventures. But as the region has become increasingly touristy, has San Juan del Sur lost its authentic appeal?
Because we live in Costa Rica, we are a bit spoiled when it comes to great beaches and eco-lodges. However, we found San Juan del Sur to offer a distinctly unique experience — one that is worth visiting whether you’re coming from across the border or the globe. Here are a few reasons to put this shabby-chic beach town on your radar:
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