San Juan Living

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is a municipality and coastal town on the Pacific Ocean, in the Rivas department in south-west Nicaragua. San Juan del Sur is popular among surfers and is a vacation spot for many Nicaraguan families and foreign tourists.

Its population is approximately 18,500, consisting largely of families engaged in fishing and foreigners from the United States, Canada and Europe. While the local economy was, for many years, based on fishing and shipping, it has shifted towards tourism in the last 20 years. In October 2002, to mark the city’s 150th anniversary, it was formally designated the “Port of San Juan del Sur” and a “Tourism City of Nicaragua.”[1]

San Juan del Sur, set aside a crescent-shaped bay, was a popular resting place for gold prospectors headed to California in the 1850s. Correspondingly, San Juan del Sur served as a hub for Cornelius Vanderbilt Lines.

A statue of the Christ of the Mercy sits above town on the northern end of the bay.

The town is near the site of the filming of Survivor: Nicaragua and Survivor: Redemption Island.[2] The seasons aired in 2010 and 2011 respectively. (Wikipedia)

Places to visit and things to do while you are in San Juan del Sur: 

  • Vacation Rentals: 
  • Sport fishing trips: One of the most exciting things to do while you are in San Juan del Sur is going out on a boat watch the sunset and catch your own dinner.
  • Surfing trips and Surf lessons: San Juan del Sur and Nicaragua as whole is best known for its uncrowded beaches with offshore winds all year round, warm water and great waves, If you are planning to take your vacations here and whether you are an experienced surfer or have not tried it before, we encourage you to hire our tour guides and Surf instructors and we will make sure you have the best day of your life.
  • Canopy tours: With about 15 platforms San Juan del Sur canopy tour is one of the most fun things to do while here, Its located just north of town on a hill over looking San Juan bay and ocean. On the drive up you will hear and even watch the howler monkeys moving from trees to trees, definitely one of the things you should not miss.
  • Horse back riding: Love riding horses? Imaging yourself doing what you love, but doing it while you see the wild nature, beaches and sunsets of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Spanish Lessons: Spanish school Rosa Silva is the best place to learn a second language, she has been in the business for over 15 years, Rosa and her teachers are bilingual which will make the process of your learning much easier.

Places to visit while you are here

  • Love coffee and good breakfast? Then you are in the right place, Barrio Cafe offers the best coffee and breakfast in town, make sure you visit this place while you are here and bring your laptop or tablet with you, their wifi is excellent.
  • Looking for some clubbing and partying? You should go check out Howler monkey, Arribas, and iguanas bar they all are right on the beach, these are also the best spots to watch the sunsets in the evenings while enjoying a nice tona beer or some Flor de Cana rum.
  • Spanish Lessons: Spanish school Rosa Silva is the best place to learn a second language, she has been in the business for over 15 years, Rosa and her teachers are bilingual which will make the process of your learning much easier.
  • More info coming up soon ;)

Most of the services and places San Juan del Sur Vacation Rentals Nicaragua recommends are high level services owned and managed by local families, we are focused on helping the local community grow.

Words from our Clients

Casa Dos Vistas

This is the second time I stayed in Casa Dos Vistas; Henry has always been very helpful and his on-site staff is always available and ready to assist in whatever request we have I will high...

Renato Novoa
Casa Dos Vistas
Casa Dos Vistas

Muy Lindo Lugar para pasar unas vacaciones relajadas, una casa muy hermosa con una vistas espectacular.

Norma Rivera

Norma Rivera
Casa Dos Vistas
Casa Dos Vistas

Todo al 100 con la Casa hermano, nos esta atendiendo don Efrain, a nuestras esposas les gusto la casa, tu sabes que son exigentes asi que cumplio con sus expectativas.

Henry H

Henry H
Casa Dos Vistas
Fantastic Experience!

We have rented from property managers Denise and Harry and from day one she and her team have been nothing but top service professionals. Both are very knowledgeable and always has transpar...

Alejandra Pelley
Vacation home rental for the summer
Casa Rio Grande: Laura Gonzalez

Mil gracias a Harry que desde el día 1 nos ayudó con la reservación de la casa y con todas las dudas que tuviéramos vía whatsapp o email. Y la casa era perfecta para las 8 personas que...

Laura González
casa rio Grande

About Us

Using our skills, expert resources and buying power can not only save money but also even help generate positive cash flow. What sets us apart from other property management firms is our people.

Connect

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates. We will keep you posted on the latest vacation rental.