NICARAGUA Explore the beaches and beach roads around San Juan del Sur
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.