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San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a popular beach town located in the Rivas Department of Nicaragua, on the Pacific coast of the country. It is situated in a bay surrounded by two large hills, and is approximately two and a half hours from the capital city of Managua.

San Juan del Sur is known for its beautiful beaches, such as Playa Maderas, Playa Marsella, Playa Remanso, and Playa Yankee, which are popular among surfers and beachgoers alike. The town is also home to a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants, and a variety of activities such as fishing, snorkeling, and diving.

The town has a long and interesting history. It was founded in the early 19th century by Spanish settlers, who named it after Saint John the Baptist. San Juan del Sur was an important port during the colonial period and played a role in the country’s independence struggle. In the late 19th century, the town was a major base of operations for the filibustero William Walker and his forces.

In the 20th century, San Juan del Sur became an important fishing port and was a popular tourist destination. The town was also the site of a major battle during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1979. Today, San Juan del Sur continues to be a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.

Excursion tips for a day in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a stunning beach town located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. There are plenty of activities for tourists to enjoy in this vibrant destination. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in San Juan del Sur in a day:

1. Visit Playa Maderas, a popular beach for surfing and swimming.
2. Explore the historic San Juan del Sur Cathedral, a beautiful colonial-style church.
3. Take a boat tour to explore the nearby islands.
4. Go on a fishing trip and catch some of the local fish.
5. Take a hike up to the top of San Juan Hill for stunning views of the bay.
6. Visit the local markets and browse handmade crafts and souvenirs.
7. Sample some of the delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
8. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm waters.
9. Go on a horseback riding tour through the countryside.
10. Explore the nearby caves and go on an underground adventure.

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The climate in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons; a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October. During the dry season, temperatures are hot and humid, with average highs of around 30°C and lows of around 25°C. During the wet season, temperatures remain hot and humid, with average highs of around 29°C and lows of around 24°C. The wet season brings more rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. The weather is generally sunny and pleasant throughout the year, with the occasional tropical storm.

Cruise weather for San Juan del Sur

Our weather forecast for San Juan del Sur helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 24.3 °C
22.0 m/s
41.8 m/s
92.3 %
20.2 m
86.9 %
1,011 hPa
05:29:13
18:10:35
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 25 °C
23.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
93.7 %
22.0 m
85.4 %
1,011 hPa
05:29:26
18:10:27
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 24.9 °C
25.2 m/s
43.2 m/s
95.5 %
22.0 m
85.0 %
1,010 hPa
05:29:39
18:10:17
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 25.3 °C
28.1 m/s
46.1 m/s
97.6 %
21.3 m
85.1 %
1,012 hPa
05:29:52
18:10:07
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
25.9 m/s
47.5 m/s
91.4 %
21.5 m
84.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:30:05
18:09:56
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 24.6 °C
23.8 m/s
43.2 m/s
98.5 %
17.1 m
89.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:30:17
18:09:44
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 24.7 °C
22.1 m/s
36.4 m/s
75.9 %
19.6 m
86.4 %
1,011 hPa
05:30:29
18:09:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 24 °C
23.0 m/s
37.8 m/s
96.9 %
11.2 m
92.0 %
1,011 hPa
05:30:41
18:09:18
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
12.6 m/s
24.1 m/s
99.9 %
15.8 m
93.9 %
1,011 hPa
05:30:52
18:09:03
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 24 °C
21.6 m/s
32.8 m/s
89.6 %
22.3 m
87.5 %
1,011 hPa
05:31:03
18:08:48
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 24.7 °C
24.5 m/s
40.1 m/s
91.2 %
23.9 m
85.9 %
1,010 hPa
05:31:14
18:08:32
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 24.8 °C
25.9 m/s
41.4 m/s
68.1 %
23.6 m
84.1 %
1,010 hPa
05:31:24
18:08:15
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 25 °C
29.5 m/s
46.1 m/s
93.2 %
22.9 m
84.9 %
1,011 hPa
05:31:33
18:07:57
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 24.8 °C
25.2 m/s
41.4 m/s
98.7 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:31:43
18:07:39

Cruises to San Juan del Sur

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Scheduled ship calls in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Sep. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Oct. 2025 Caribbean Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Oct. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Nov. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Nov. 2025 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Nov. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Nov. 2025 Sapphire Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Dec. 2025 MS Vista 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2026 Thursday, 1st of Jan. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 12th 2026 Monday, 12th of Jan. 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 23rd 2026 Friday, 23rd of Jan. 2026 MS Amadea 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2026 Monday, 2nd of Feb. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2026 Friday, 27th of Feb. 2026 MS Vista 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2026 Friday, 6th of Mar. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2026 Thursday, 19th of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 13th 2026 Wednesday, 13th of May 2026 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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