When a place is known for certain experiences, it’s easy to overlook other things that it does well.
Most visitors know that San Juan del Sur is prime territory for a straightforward sun-sand-and-sea holiday. But few realize that beyond the beaches is a rich and varied interior that’s begging to be explored.
Life here feels secluded, picturesque and blessedly untouched by time. Sun drenched hills roll in all directions slashed by rivers that swell to torrents in the green season. Ox-wagons roll by on wooden wheels while troupes of howler monkeys screech from the trees. And children guide farm animals back to sleepy villages where locals hang onto their old traditions.
It doesn’t matter very much how you decide to explore this interior region: You could cross the hills on horseback … hike the rugged trails one footfall at a time … hire an ATV to blaze new trails… or even skim through the trees on a zip line. However you decide to do it, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world – one that hasn’t been cooked up for tourists.
It could be while pondering the meaning of a petrogylff deep in the forest, or perhaps after catching sight of a resplendent guardabarranco (Nicaragua’s national bird) in the bushes or maybe even when traffic is slowed down by an oxcart traveling the road that you’ll come to appreciate why you took a vacation in the first place.
Many visitors overlook the slower paced interior when they come to San Juan del Sur. We are here to tell you that the interior is worth seeking out.
If you have any questions about exploring this side of San Juan del Sur, just contact us because we’d be pleased to help.
P.S. If you’re planning a trip to San Juan del Sur then you’re probably going to want to look at our Insider Guide to San Juan del Sur. The Insider Guide will be really helpful to you because it not only provides you with the knowledge and inspiration for a remarkable travel experience but helps you avoid the mistakes that otherwise smart travelers make when they travel here.