There’s a sweet new aroma in town that’s difficult to resist.
Día De Los Donuts, San Juan del Sur’s first ever donut shop, opened it’s doors on March 15, 2015. Artfully decorated with brightly colored walls and a beautifully hand painted Day of the Dead themed mural, the cozy storefront entices locals and travelers alike.
History & Backstory
Owner and manager Corey Moore is an Arizona transplant. She moved to Nicaragua seven months pregnant with her husband Ryan back in 2012 with no intention of opening up a local business. The two bought a house in the Marsella neighborhood, embraced the local culture and quickly found themselves wanting to get more involved in the community.
Opening a donut shop in Nicaragua was never part of her original plan but the opportunity presented itself and she followed her heart, one step at a time. Now a mother of 2 children and employer of 4 local women, she’s creating jobs and serving sweets in the community that she’s grown to love.
Behind the Scenes
Like all great donuts shops, her pastry chefs arrive at the kitchen early every morning to ensure the donuts on display are baked fresh daily. The French press coffee is locally sourced from Gato Negro and the Baldivino family’s coffee plantation in northern Nicaragua.
Claim to Fame
Donut flavors include: Chocolate, Vanilla, Glaze, Cinnamon Sugar Twist, Boston Cream and Jelly Filled. They also offer one of the following specialty donuts each day: Nutella Filled, Salted Caramel, Caramel Bacon, Smores, Coconut Pineapple, Mexican Chocolate and Mocha.
The price for specialty donuts is 25 cordoba a piece or buy 5 and get 1 free. Order a dozen or more and she’ll deliver to your doorstep. Traditional donut holes are 6 for C$25.
They also serve a donut breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and bacon on fried bread (…yes, you read that correctly). But if you’re looking for a guiltless snack, try their Super Balls loaded with peanut butter, honey coconut and flax seed for an extra energy boost.