Photo Credit: Wendy Alexander Jacobson
I’ve been living in San Juan del Sur for 7 years now and I still feel like I learn something new every week. Sometimes even every day. There’s always more to learn about the local culture, the surrounding natural environment, the history of the country, the lives of our resident neighbors and of course the Spanish language and it’s local nuances.
So how well do you know San Juan del Sur?
Take this quiz and you may find out that you still have a lot to learn about the town you think you know so well.
- Point south. (Naturally you’ll probably find yourself pointing towards the visible isthmus of Costa Rica, but check again.)
- What time does the sun typically rise?
- What time does the sun typically set?
- From what direction does the wind usually come from? (Hint: Surfers just love those off-shore breezes)
- What time is high tide today?
- When is the rainy season?
- When is the dry season?
- When is whale watching season?
- What time of year do the Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs at La Flor?
- What types of fish can you expect to catch when on shore fishing?
[sociallocker id=”5535″]Here are the answers to the questions in the quiz:
- The bay of San Juan del Sur faces south-west, not directly west. Obviously it depends on your current location, but in general the Jesus statue sits on the north end of the bay which is the most helpful orientation indicator.
- The rises consistently between 5:30 and 6am year round.
- The sunsets consistently between 5:15pm and 6pm year round. No day-light savings clock adjustments here.
- The wind usually comes from the direction of Lake Nicaragua which is located directly east of San Juan del Sur. The lake contributes to the consistent off-shore breezes that our surfers enjoy almost year round.
- The high tide changes daily. Your best option to check the surf report at Magic Seaweed (http://magicseaweed.com/).
- The rainy season is May to November.
- The dry season is December to April.
- Whale watching season runs from January to April each year.
- The Olive Ridley turtles typically lay eggs at La Flor between July and January with August and September being the best months.
- When in-shore fishing around San Juan del Sur, you can expect to catch roosterfish, mackerel, bonito, tuna, jack, snook and grouper.
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