• San Juan del Sur Nicaragua

    Posted on August 31, 2012 by in Magical Places, Uncategorized

      San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua is an amazing beach town. We were lucky enough to visit San Juan Del Sur this year for our friends wedding. What a beautiful location for a wedding and honeymoon with close friends. Nicaragua is a laid back country where families, couples, or singles will find fun. On this trip I only brought my youngest daughter because my older daughter had school.

      The house we stayed is called Casa del Sol it is in the heart of San Juan del Sur. The owner and his wife went out of their way to make sure we were all happy during our visit. Arranging cab rides, making dinner reservations, helping us hire people to cook dinner for us at the house. When you rent a house you do not expect to have a full-time concierge it was a pleasant surprise.

      Casa Del Sol San Juan Sur

      Casa Del Sol San Juan Sur

      Casa del Sol can be rented by the room or you can rent the entire house. Our group had this house and the house next door. I think being in the heart of San Juan Del Sur was key to us enjoying our trip.

      Baby M in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

      Baby M in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

      Baby M seemed to really enjoy this trip. And the people in San Juan Del Sur seemed to enjoy her. Baby M always seems to be happy wherever we are traveling, in our VW Van, swimming at baby beach in Maui, playing in Nicaragua. She is just a happy easy-going little girl. She was the only child on our vacation to San Juan Del Sur. She hardly made a peep she just enjoyed the sun and swimming and all the adults enjoyed her.

      Little Crabs in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

      Little Crabs in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

      This little guys were everywhere! And almost neon in color.

      Padre Getting a Little Sun

      Padre Getting a Little Sun

      Preferred way to ride in Nicaragua

      Preferred way to ride in Nicaragua

      Most rides to town or surfing were in the back of a truck. At one point we fit 15 people in one Toyota Hilux. We thought we were pushing the limits for this truck. But after really looking around this is just how people travel in San Juan del Sur.

      M Sailing in Nicaragua

      M Sailing in Nicaragua

      We chartered a sailboat. Baby M was 50/50 on this the captain scared her and then the dingy ride to shore was just a little too much.

      View from Casa del Sol in San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua

      View from Casa del Sol in San Jaun Del Sur Nicaragua

      Cho Cho the house dog at Casa Del Sol

      Cho Cho the house dog at Casa Del Sol

      This dog is an amazing guard dog. But still very friendly to anyone staying at the house. Not sure how he is so smart but he is. Enjoyed having him around.

      RD heading out San Jaun del Sur Nicaragua

      RD heading out San Jaun del Sur Nicaragua

      Sandy bottom… small to medium surf…. we were in heaven. We spent most of our time at a private beach. Paying to reach this beach was well worth the $2 american per person.

      Amazing Horse Running free on Nicaragua Beach

      Amazing Horse Running free on Nicaragua Beach


      Not sure if this happens all the time but it sure felt like it was just another day in wild Nicaragua when this horse was freely running down the beach were we surfed.

      RD Nicaragua Surf

      RD Nicaragua Surf

      Will we visit Nicaragua again. Yes, it is an amazing place unique to itself. The culture, the climate, the surfing all amazing. It’s not America, it’s not the plush beaches of Maui or even plush beaches of Sayulita Mexico. San Jaun del Sur is far from America. Bring what you need. I was stung by a bee and had an allergic reaction finding medicine was not as easy as you would think. No Walmarts, no fast food, this is a quiet little town. Sunblock is hard to find. But in my opinion San Juan del Sur is simple and perfect.


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