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San Juan del Sur bay

San Juan del Sur is a beautiful bay area about two hours from Pochomil, one hour from Costa Rica and two and a half hours from Managua. Its restaurants, hotels. If you are traveling to Nicaragua or traveling to Southern Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur is a beach you want to visit.

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You would never suspect it, but in the mid-1800s the sleepy fishing village of SAN JUAN DEL SUR was a crucial transit point on Cornelius Vanderbilt's transisthmian steamboat line, on which people and goods were transported to Gold Rush– era California. A second age of glory arrived in the 1980s, as hordes of internacionalistas visited, making the town a well-known holiday spot.

San Juan del Sur is a popular travel and vacation destination on Nicaragua's Pacific coast just like Pochomil, they offers a lively mix of local culture and tourist amenities. Direct access to a wide variety of activities such as surfing and fishing along with beautiful beaches, wildlife and nature makes Pochomil the ideal location for your Nicaragua vacation. And with the most beautiful vacation rental in Nicaragua,  shops, and restaurants, you're sure to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Visit this lovely beach town and experience for yourself the natural beauty, friendly people, and local style that make it so unique. You may find a San Juan del Sur Guide at any hotel in Rivas.

San Juan del Sur is a port on the Pacific coast of southwestern Nicaragua. From Rivas take a taxi or the bus directly to San Juan del Sur. It is about a 1 hour ride.

Nicaragua is a country in Central America. It has coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea, in the east, and the North Pacific Ocean, in the west, and hasCosta Rica to the southeast and Honduras to the northwest.

San Juan del Sur is the epicenter of beach tourism and foreign real estate investment in Nicaragua. The town itself is located on a large horseshoe bay along the southern portion of the pacific coast of Nicaragua. The bay provides a natural harbor and is home to fishing boats, sail boats and private yachts.

San Juan del Sur Sunset

The beach in San Juan del Sur is a three kilometer stretch of sand nestled in between two volcanic headlands providing an incredible tropical setting.

The tranquil fishing village of San Juan del Sur has a population of around 18,000 and growing. People enjoy the town for the laidback lifestyle and the genuine natural beauty it possesses.

Surfing is one of the main attractions to San Juan del Sur. There are near constant offshore winds due to the lake effect and this leads to great waves nearly all year. If you are looking to invest in real estate or just kick back and enjoy the vibe, Pochomil is a great place to be.


Restaurants in San Juan Del Sur

El Timon Restaurant

Located on the beach, just off the main road. A bit more upper end than most casual dining (though no suit required). Great fish and a favorite of Nicaraguans.

Mon-Sun. 11am-10pm       Tel: +505  2568-2243

El Colibrí Restaurant

Great Mediterranian food in a garden setting. Located next to the Catholic church. Also offer vegetarian options with great service.

Tue-Sun. 6pm-11pm            Tel: +505  8863-8612                    

El Pozo Restaurant

El Pozo has a contemporary American Style. They specialize in using local ingredients, and have nightly specials. Try the truffle fries and arrive early to get a drink at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere.

Wed-Mon. 6pm-11pm         Tel: +505  8937-4535

La Panga Restaurant

Great place for fish and chips. Small restaurant with sidewalk seating. Also have beef burgers, fish burgers and salads. Nicaraguan beef is field raised and has no additives or hormones.

Mon-Sun. 12pm-10pm 

San Juan Pizzería

Italian owner using high quality ingredients to cook great Italian food in Nicaragua.

Mon-Sun. 6pm-11pm          Tel: +505  2568-2295   

Barrio Café

Due to its central location, you will be in the middle of all the action, so many people choose it to get a cold drink and watch people walk by. Great food, very cold beer and a full coffee bar. They also have wireless internet for their guests.

Mon-Sun. 8am-10pm          Tel: +505  2568-2294  

Bambu Beach Club

Located on the beach, they serve many international dishes, fish, sushi and much more.

Mon-Sun. 12pm-1am          Tel: +505  2563-7000                 

Lo Stradivari

It is one of the newest restaurants in San Juan del Sur right on the beach, but they have been in Managua for over ten years. They have a very extensive menu that to suit everyone in your group. Their wine list is among the most diverse of the beach.

Mon-Sun. 11am-10pm       Tel: +505  8945-0261       

Piedras y Olas or Pelican Eyes Hotel and Restaurant

Located on the mountain behind the central part of town, it has a good view of the bay. About 15 blocks from the beach going up a hill, Piedras y Olas attract locals and tourists for their good view.

Mon-Sun. 7am-10pm          Tel: +505  2563-7000      


Bars in San Juan del Sur


Henry’s Iguana

A very hip bar in San Juan del Sur. They constantly have parties on the main floor or the second deck overlooking the bay. Great place to watch the sunset.

Mon-Sun. 7am-1am         Tel: +505 .8635-5204

The Pier

Very relaxed, with nightly bonfires on the beach listening to acoustic jams and connecting your devices via free wi-fi. Bring your own beach chair, use one of theirs or get on a hammock to enjoy the nightlife.

Mon-Sun. 12pm-1am          Tel: +505 .8901-2202

Bambu Beach Club

Located on the beach, great bar with a style. They have an extensive drink menu, not just your typical beer.

Mon-Sun. 12pm-1am          Tel: +505  2563-7000  

Bar Republika

A very small but cozy bar with great specials. It is located in the center of town with a BBQ in front.

Mon-Sun. 6pm-1am


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Others who are traveling with their families and are looking for a beach rental at VRBO, Homeaway, airbnb, flipkey or other sites because they are looking for a beach rental, a beach vacation or simply visiting family in Rivas, Chinandega, Juigalpa, Boaco, Esteli or Sebaco, will find very useful information in our FAQ section. Nicaragua competes with the best resorts and destinations worldwide. Caribean resorts and hotels like old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands have great resorts full of tourists, who go to surf, to a resort, on surf tours, or travel. Many travelers prefer the beaches of Nicaragua, specially Pochomil, that they can combine their vacation with colonial and historical sites in Nicaragua, also the proximity to Costa Rica.

Some of the beaches nearby are Pochomil, Masachapa, Montelimar, La Boquita, Casares, Huehuete, Tupilapa, La Flor, Poneloya, El Velero, Popoyo, Tola, San Juan del Sur also called San Juan, Playa Maderas, Majagual, Marsella, Tola, Chacocente, Las Peñitas, El Velero, Jiquilillo, Estero Padre Ramos, and many more. Most tourist who want beach photos on Nicaragua or the beach visit these beaches. Many tourists who come to hotels in Managua, often visit Pochomil to relax, and business people who stay the weekend go to the beach at the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua. Business people stay at Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Seminole hotel, Hilton Princess, La Perla, Hotel Granada, hotel Alhambra, Gran Hotel, among many. After visiting Pochomil and other beaches they search for beach house property for sale in Nicaragua. First they come requesting information on Nicaragua, information on Managua and information on Pochomil and information on San Juan del Sur. They they take Nicaragua Tours to go to the beaches and colonial towns. 

Among the larger banks of the country are BAC, Banpro, Bancentro, LAFISE, Citibank, Banco de Finanzas or BDF and Procredit. The tourists get their news of Nicaragua at La Prensa, El Nuevo Diario, Canal 2, Canal 8, Canal 10 and Canal 12 TV. Natural disasters happen all over the world, recently there was an earthquake in Japan and people feared that there would be an earthquake in Nicaragua, or earthquake in Managua, but nothing has happened. It is very rare to have hurricanes, and almost never do we have tornadoes.

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