Go beach hopping northwest along the Atlantic coast from happening beach town San Juan del Sur
Dist 8.5 km; Date: May 2010
The beachfront town of San Juan del Sur has exploded as a surfing and backpacker destination in recent years. While the number and quality of hotels and hostels has exploded since I was last there, the roads between them are all still unimproved, making for a couple of fun, sandy hours of exploring as you search for the perfect place to stay for a couple days off on the beach. I went as far as Playa Maderas but I believe the road will take you as far as three beaches onward to Playa Ocotal. Just set out from San Juan on NIC-72 going west and peel off to the left just as you enter the small community of La Recta.