Being an insider or having access to information from in-the-know insiders is powerful stuff when it comes to travel. And it’s especially important in places that are still relatively undeveloped for tourism and where traditional guidebooks just skim the surface of the kind of experiences on offer.
Places like San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
So here are 4 reasons why being an insider will give you a different kind of experience when you travel to San Juan del Sur – something really exceptional:
The most memorable experiences in travel don’t come from just seeing a place, they come from having access. Often called immersive travel, examples from San Juan del Sur could include access to an unpublicized local event, a newly opened local eatery, an artisan studio, a local community outreach project, a secret trail or a hard-to-reach surf break. These are places where you’re likely to see more locals than tourists participating.
Exceptional travel experiences require more than just being able to read a map and navigate around. The best experiences come after gaining insight on a place (and the place may not even be on a map). Travel with a well connected insider and you’ll get a unique take on a location or attraction, insight into its meaning and perhaps a personal story to tell.
Authentic travel means having unfiltered access to what life is like somewhere else. Yes it’s become a bit of a buzzword – but one that’s easier to attain in Nicaragua than in more mainstream destinations. As San Juan del Sur hasn’t been packaged up or commoditized, it’s easy to get off the beaten path, have real interactions and experience what it’s like to live here for a short while.
4. Community Connection
Insider travel recognizes that it’s the connections we make with people that are the most precious travel experiences – ones that we’ll likely remember long after the trip is over. And with that knowledge comes a responsibility to ensure that our travel decisions have a positive impact on the people living in San Juan del Sur. That means deliberately supporting local people, local businesses that employ local people, community organizations that improve local lives and caring for the local environment.
San Juan Live Insider Travel
We’re now offering a series of relocation tours. The tours offer deep immersion, insider access, and our genuinely friendly local guides who can help break down the distance between the way you see a place and the lives of its people.
You can experience San Juan del Sur from the inside or from the outside. I think you can guess which one we prefer.
If you’d like some help with getting the most out of your visit San Juan del Sur, go ahead and email us. We’d love to hear from you.