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Beautiful sunsets, good bars, colorful locals, and general chaos make San Juan del Sur special. It's basically a charming little fishing village that is becoming a tourist destination. You can surf, fish, bicycle, hike, or my favorite: enjoy the bar scene.
I have been to San Juan del Sur three times already this year and I am going back for Christmas. If you want to have a good time and see a lot of good looking Spanish girls gone kind of wild, then make sure you are there between the 24 of December until New Year's -- I think you will have a good time.
San Juan del Sur was actually a disappointment when I visited it about three years ago. The beach was dirty, the food tasteless and expensive (by Central American standards), and the first people I spoke to, workers in a small hotel, were rude and unhelpful. I was planning to spend a week or two in the town, kicking back and studying Spanish, but I bailed after the second day, totally unimpressed. However, I like -- no I love -- Nicagarua overall, and plan to return for a third time in the near future. I may even give San Juan del Sur a second chance, but I'll split real fast if things haven't improved.
I visited San Juan del Sur five years ago and fell in love with the tiny fishing village so much that I actually moved here from Washington DC!!! Check it out! You won't be disappointed.
If in Granada, a must see is Laguna de Apoyo -- a crystal clear lake in a volcanic crater. Plan to spend a night -- it's a great time.
San Juan del Sur is very dirty. The beach is swim at your own risk -- when I went swimming there I remember baby diapers and condoms washing up. I lived in San Juan Del Sur for months and made a lot of amazing friends, but if you are looking for beautiful waters it's best to go elsewhere.


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