Though San Juan del Sur is the most popular beach resort in Nicaragua, some of the best beaches are actually north and south of the town.
All of the surf beaches are easily visited with one of the daily jeep- taxi services in the town.
Here are our recommended beaches:
Maderas- Probably the most popular surf break in Nicaragua with a sandy beach break and consistent waves. About 15 mins drive from San Juan del Sur.
Majagual - A 30 minute drive north of San Juan del Sur. White sand and amazing sunsets.
Marsella One of the prettiest beaches- pictured above- on the Pacific Coast is only a 10 minute drive north of San Juan del Sur. A clean sandy beach perfect for safe swimming. Photo here
Playa El Coco- El Coco Beach is a long sandy beach with vegetation growing right up to the sand edge. It is great for swimming and is also a good beach to see turtles come ashore to lay eggs.
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