Things to do in San Juan del Sur

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San Juan del Sur things to do include fishing, yoga, surfing and horse riding. This popular tourist town fuses local traditions with modern developments. It offers cultural experiences as well as a variety of tourist facilities to ensure that you have a pleasant stay. There are different forms of accommodations available such as resorts and hotels. Restaurants and bars are good places to relax after a action packed day.


This beach town is a good fishing spot and fishing forms a part of the town's economy. Spend a relaxing day fishing and see how many fish you can catch. Local guides can organize tours that provide you with fishing information including good fishing spots. Equipment is available and can be rented. You can fish from the shore or organize a boat to go deep sea fishing. One option is to go out with a local fisherman for the day or you can hire a sport fishing boat which has a range of top class facilities. You can also go night fishing. Fish species that can be caught include Black Marlin, Dorado, Mackerals and Rooster Fish. This area has not been over fished so the ocean is not crowded with boats and there are plenty of fish in the area.


The relaxing environment of San Juan del Sur is the ideal place to practice yoga. Indoor facilities are available or the beach offers a beautiful venue for yoga. Yoga will help you relax during your holiday and is also a good form of exercise. Private lessons are available or you can join a class at a fitness center. Resorts often offer yoga lessons.

Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding through the forest or along the beach. This is a good way to explore the beautiful scenery. Experienced guides lead the trail rides and help ensure that you are paired with a suitable horse. Reasonable rates are charged.

Spanish Lessons

Spanish lessons are offered in San Juan del Sur. If you learn basic Spanish you can communicate with the locals and learn more about the local culture. Courses are available at a variety of levels for different age groups.


Surfing is a fun activity for the whole family. The waves at San Juan del Sur offer conditions for all levels of experience. Playa Maderas and Playa Yankee are 2 beaches where it is possible to surf. Boards can be rented from surf shops in town. Surfing lessons can be arranged at the surf shops.

March 02, 2010 change by jenna storm

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Buena Vida Fitness Centre

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Buena Vida Fitness Centre offers personalized fitness instruction; daily yoga classes, and martial arts classes.  Other classes and workshops are organized from time to time in salsa dancing; belly dancing; aerobics; pilates; tai chi; boxing and self-defense.

Buena Vida Fitness Centre is located one block from the beach in the centre of town; just up the street from the Casino.  Open 6 days a week.  more..

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address:one block off the beach in the centre of town

Spa del Sur

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Spa del Sur is San Juan del Sur's finest full service day spa, offering many styles of massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, body scrubs, etc. The services are very reasonably priced, and the quality and value of the experience you will have far outweighs the cost. All services are provided by highly skilled spa specialists with extensive North American and Nicaraguan training and experience.

type:Spa and Sauna
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address:Barrio Frente Sur, Behind the Church, 2 blocks south of El Colibri
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