Fun Around San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a small tourist town in southwestern Nicaragua. With 22 nearby beaches, and 5 surfable beaches within 20-30 minutes, it’s become a hotspot for families, backpackers, surfers, and retirees. Great food can be had in town for half (or less) of a comparable “first world” meal, fresh seafood comes into the port daily, adventure seekers can try zip lines and horseback riding and volcano hikes, and the views are amazing from any number of locations. Take a boat trip, walk around the small town, journey to a nearby beach – which you just might have all to yourself.

El Pacifico Hotel is located in a residential neighborhood on the north side of the bay, a 15 min walk from town and a 15 min walk to the famous statue of Jesus overlooking San Juan Bay. We offer quiet and relaxation, a great vibe, cold drinks, hot breakfast, security, a crystal clear pool, and plenty of hammocks… Just the place to be *near* town without having to listen to it all night long!

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el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

el pacifico hotel san juan del sur nicaragua

Fishing and Surfing and Hiking, Oh My!

San Juan del Sur has a lot – A LOT – of outdoor activities. Most of life is outdoors here, and you can learn all sorts of new skills or polish your old ones with inexpensive lessons and rentals. While we love our quiet, lazy hammock days, sometimes you just have to get out in the sun and do something! And Nicaragua is a small country, so you can get to a lot of cool places in a short amount of time. Fish, take a sunset booze cruise, walk a deserted beach, surf, hike a volcano (or two) on Ometepe, visit Vulcan Masaya and see the lava flow, SCUBA dive, spear fish… So much to do, you may have to extend your stay!

 

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Catching fish off San Juan del Sur

 

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Heading for a high-tide surf in the bay

 

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Another day, another fishing trip, off Playa Hermosa

 

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Fishing and swimming and spotting a pod of rays

 

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Popoyo, at Magnific Rock

 

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View from the Jesus statue over San Juan Bay

 

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Playa Romanso, a great place to take some surfing lessons

 

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On the ferry (lancha) to Ometepe

 

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Ojo de Agua, Ometepe

 

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Playa on Lake Nicaragua, at Xalli on Ometepe

 

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Private beach near Playa Gigante, at Aqua Wellness Resort

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Life’s Good With Fun & Games

One of the best things about El Pacifico Hotel is the great people who come and stay with us. We have met people from all over the world: USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Italy, Spain, Siberia, Latvia, Ireland, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, and all over Central and South America. And one of the VERY BEST things is when they meet each other, come together, play games, drink, watch movies, or cheer their favorite sports teams on TV.

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We love having an ever-flowing community of great guests and interns, and are at our happiest when there’s lots of laughter in the rancho. Come visit, meet some great people, and play a few games in between surfing and hiking. You’ll be glad you did!