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By Cruise Critic Staff

Port of San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a popular vacation destination in Nicaragua, particularly among surfers and divers. Visitors will find several beaches, bars and restaurants along the coast, each with its own appeal. Beyond the sea, travelers can explore the local villages on a motorcycle tour or visit the La Flor Beach Natural Reserve where Olive Ridley sea turtles are bred.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

About San Juan del Sur


Nature lovers will find lots to explore in San Juan del Sur, including a variety of sea creatures


San Juan del Sur is a bit more touristy than other Nicaraguan cities, and may seem less authentic

Bottom Line

This gorgeous city is an ideal place to spend the day swimming, surfing and soaking up the sun

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2018 Top-Rated Panama Canal & Central America Destinations