San Juan del Sur is a laid-back beach town in southwest Nicaragua that’s earning increasing admiration among travelers. Escape a busy tourist beat for a relaxed atmosphere in the highly walkable and affordable port. Considered a surfing mecca, San Juan del Sur is particularly popular for those seeking waves at one of many breezy beaches. San Juan del Sur is the perfect destination for a fun and soothing getaway.
Temperatures are pleasantly warm year-round at San Juan del Sur, but December through April is a great time to go to experience less precipitation.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in San Juan del Sur, along with a brief description:
Surf's up! San Juan del Sur boasts a bounty of majestic beaches with clear waters and perfect waves along the Pacific Coast. With plenty of options, surfers of all skill levels will find a beach catered to their abilities. There are also plenty of surf camps and lessons for beginners looking to learn during their trip.
♦ La Flor Wildlife Refuge
More than just a beautiful beach, this reserve is one of the world's few nesting sites for turtles. Head to La Flor Wildlife Refuge from July to January (with the peak season in October and November) to witness Olive Ridley turtles lay their eggs alongside stunning white-sand scenery. The beach is also surrounded by protective reserves featuring monkeys, iguana verde, and other fascinating wildlife.
♦ Cristo del la Misericordia
The colossal Christ of the Mercy statue, which stands 77-feet tall, oversees San Juan del Sur. A hike up the seawall will provide a stunning vantage point from which to admire the ocean and the town's lush green forests.
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