Valentine’s Day is one of those emotional holidays that people either love or hate. Either way, it’s here to stay.
In North America, the candy hearts, lovey-dovey messages and Valentine cards seem to appear on grocery store shelves the day after Christmas. In Nicaragua the Valentine vibe is much less apparent. But we’re noticing that “Día del Amor y la Amistad” (Spanish for “Day of Love and Friendship”) is becoming more celebrated in the region.
Children in San Juan del Sur don’t typically exchange Valentines at school, but the local businesses in town are starting to jump on board the celebration by offering cupid themed specials on February 14th.
Whether you’re observing 50 years of marriage or just looking for a dance partner, we’ve consolidated a list of Valentine’s Day specials around San Juan del Sur to spread the love.
Treat your loved one to a massage at Gaby’s Spa and Massage Studio
Or better yet, get a couples massage.
Located in the heart of San Juan just a 1/2 block east of the Municipal Market. The business is 100% locally owned and operated. Gaby has personally hired and trained all of her local employees to perfect the techniques of Shiatsu, Swedish and deep tissue massages. Breathe in the sweet smell of floral incense and let your ears rest upon romantic music.
There’s no better way to prepare for an evening of romance. For only $70 you and your companion can enjoy a couples massage for only $70. And when you book a couples massage in the month of February you will receive a bottle of all natural coconut oil and a bar of handmade soap.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Villas de Palermo Resort
Relish in fabulous bay views and exotic drinks with your special someone. Let Villas de Palermo make your evening a memorable experience. The chef is preparing an exquisite menu to celebrate the special day of romance and friendship this February 14th.
The price per person is $25 plus tax. Dinner reservations start at 6 p.m. Please make your reservation by email or phone 8-672-0859.
Indulge in a romantic getaway at Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa
The stunning views, multiple waterfall-edged infinity pools and lush gardens provide the prefect backdrop to inspire romance.
Try their ‘Romantic Sailing Adventure.’ For only $765 per person (including taxes) you can enjoy 3 night’s accommodations for two in an ocean view efficiency studio, a 1/2 day sail up Nicaragua’s beautiful coastline, two 1-hour massages, 2 surf lessons (including boards and a private instructor), and one gourmet candlelit dinner under the stars in paradise. And of course, you’ll be greeted in your room with flowers and a bottle upon arrival.
Contact us now to book this special package in the month of February.
Dine with your toes in the sand at El Timón
Catch the sunset and book a romantic dinner at a table right on the beach. There is no better place in town to sample fresh seafood ceviche or authentic Nicaraguan cuisine and show your Valentine some love. On February 14th, El Timón is offering live music and a dinner special for couples. For only $40 (including taxes) you and your special someone will receive a dinner for two and drink. The music starts at 6pm.
Dance your heart out at PachaMama
If a romantic experience for two is exactly the opposite of what you are looking for this Valentine’s day, then head over to PachaMama where every night’s a party. And rumor has it that they’ll be hosting a bachelor’s auction for charity. A party for a good cause makes it the perfect place to dance your heart out this Valentine’s day.
Happy Heart Day from San Juan Live.
P.S. What are your favorite ways to celebrate Valentines day? Drop us a comment below and let us know.