Overview

Nicaragua’s Pacific coast has yawning beaches defined by jungle-covered cliffs pounded by agitated rollers. This is an isolated coastline, gradually being developed for tourism with a few secluded, upscale properties. Close to the Costa Rican border, the lively little beach town of San Juan del Sur attracts surfers from all over the world.

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Where to go when - our guide to Pacific coast

San Juan del Sur

The weather in Pacific coast is wide and varied

This wild and isolated coast is gradually being opened up to eco-tourism and the small fishing town of San Juan del Sur is a perfect base for surfers. With Jungle-covered cliffs and powder white beaches it’s a beautiful coastline to explore and you may even spot a pelican or two.

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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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