San Juan del Sur Bay Facts
- The bay or SJDS is 3 km long
- If you walk up to the lighthouse south of San Juan bay, you’ll find the ruins of William Walker’s fort. Walker was an American soldier who reigned as Nicaragua’s president from 1856-1857, but was executed by the Honduran government in 1860
- Its port was part of 'La Ruta de Nicaragua, used by Americans to cross between both coasts during 1840-1860
- Hundreds of Cruise Liners arrive on its port each year
- During "Semana Santa" SJDS bay is crowded with thousands of visitors
San Juan del Sur Bay (below)
This beach will most likely be on your doorstep as it is right in the centre of town. Lined with restaurants smelling of delicious garlic and seafood, you can sunbathe and swim whilst watching fishermen boat in with today's fresh catch. Make sure to try the fresh Ceviche from one of the restaurants one lunchtime. One of the freshest and tastiest local dishes.
This beach is just a 5 minute walk North of Playa Maderas. It is absolutely stunning and and you can walk a fair distance around the coastline. Although people have been know to surf around this point, it is usually quite a strong shore break and current so be careful not to get out of your depth.
This is a non surfing beach directly South of Playa Maderas. It's a beautiful deserted white sand beach, great for swimming and bbqs with friends.