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Make the most of a short amount of time in Nicaragua with this small-group shore excursion from San Juan del Sur. Visit four of southern Nicaragua's most popular attractions: the colonial city of Granada, the Masaya Market, the Laguna de Apoyo lookout, and Volcan Masaya. Only on a guided tour can you see all of these attractions in one day and still make it back to your cruise ship on time.
The surf school is small, innovative and highly professional. The instructors are 100% Local Nicaraguans, thanks to years of experience, have studied a teaching system divided by 3 levels able to help any surfer to quickly and effectively improve their technique and style. As passionate surfers, they know the Best Surf Spots and will choose every day the best ones for the lessons. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an expert surfer, you’ll find the right pack for you!
Our ATV tours offer authentic adventure for you and your family. Our Honda ATVs are safe, comfortable, and easy to drive and our local guides will happily offer you assistance and show you the local treasures. Our several tour options provide you with a great way to customize your experience in San Juan del Sur. Choose whether you and your family would like to visit 2 or 3 beaches, the famous Christ Tower, or partake in a canopy tour zip-line adventure.
We were picked up by Mario, our driver and guide, as soon as we got off the ship. As it turned out, we were the only people with him that day (he says he always has no more than 4 people). An added surprise was the fact that Mario wasn't only our driver/guide, but also the owner of the small beach front restaurant where we went to enjoy his home-made ceviche. As a native local, Mario was a wealth of information about the area. He even went out of his way to take us up the steep hill in town where the "Jesus Statue" stands guard over the harbor. The view was spectacular. Our stops for lunch and for some hometown craft beer were delightful, I would highly recommend this tour for those who prefer to see the neighborhood instead of taking one of those Nicaragua ship tours that involve long bus rides!
Local Flavors of San Juan del Sur
Beaches & Seafood
The department of Rivas has incredible beaches along the pacific. On this day trip, you will have the opportunity to see more of this amazing area and you will get to try some incredible seafood at famous beachfront restaurants. This is one of the few places where you'll be able to sink your feet on the sand and see the crashing of waves as you lay back, sip on your cold beer or cocktail as you wait for an amazing seafood extravaganza.
If you want to connect with people who have a very different culture than your own, and if you want to learn and grow as a person—consider spending a week or more in Spanish school. It will make for a very rewarding trip that you will always remember. Whether for a week, a month, or a year—anyone who has ever done it will agree that it’s a much deeper, more meaningful, and more memorable way to travel. It’s also very inexpensive and a wonderful way to support local culture and local people.
Get to know the beaches and marine environment of San Juan del Sur on this guided day tour. When your cruise ship docks in port, you can rest assured knowing your day is planned in advance for you. Booking a private tour means you'll get personalized attention and be able to help create your own itinerary as you relax on the beach and enjoy seafood lunch.
Our ATVs are the best quality San Juan del Sur has to offer. The machines are the latest and greatest Honda model and we wash and service them daily. These ATVs are safe, comfortable, and easy for all ages to drive and enjoy. Our ATVs are equip with racks on the front and back so you have plenty of room to secure your day packs or luggage.
When your cruise ship docks in San Juan del Sur, spend your time in port exploring colonial Granada on this 5-hour shore excursion. Take in the colonial architecture lining the streets and enjoy a boat tour of Lake Nicaragua, punctuated by more than 365 tiny islands. Port pickup and drop-off included.
Foremost, we are all about learning Spanish. We believe that learning can and should be fun, so if you want to have a good time and do interesting things (or simply learn in a quiet environment) call us!
Hit all the major sites on Ometepe in just one day with this guided tour from San Juan del Sur, Granada, or Managua. All-inclusive private transportation takes you the Ojo de Agua springs, Charco Verde reserve, Punta Jesus Maria beach, and more, and a guide is there to answer any of your questions about the volcanic island as you go.
Enjoy personalized attention on this 7-hour private shore excursion to Masaya Volcano National Park and the town of Catarina. Departing from San Juan del Sur cruise port at your chosen time, explore both stops with commentary from your dedicated guide. Round-trip private transportation included.
Live this eco colonial and volcanic adventure enjoying 3 tours paying only for one. Give yourself the luxery of having your own local tour guide who is knowledgeable, fluent in English who also provides a personal approach. On top of that offers safe private transportation. Since this is a private tour we will not pick up no one else and you will have the full atention of your guide.
Explore the islets on lake Granada-Nicaragua, the majestic colonial architecture of the city and feel the adrenaline of taking a stuning picutre with the orange color of the lava in the background at the active volcano in Masaya.
Walking tour downtown Granada/hall of churches and chocolate museum. Visit to La merced church and its view point from bell tower. Lunch at la calzada street ( not included). Visit to Masaya volcano at night. ( take breath taking pictures on the top of the hill with the lava in the background.( Sunset beholding)
A guided tour is the easiest way to travel from San Juan del Sur to Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve in one day. When you arrive, hike to a vista point and take a zipline canopy tour through the cloud forest, returning to San Juan in time to catch the sunset over the bay.
When visiting Nicaragua, don’t miss this opportunity to see Laguna de Apoyo from San Juan del Sur. Sunbathe, swim, and dine in the peaceful volcanic lagoon—this tour optimizes your free time so you can spend the day following your bliss. All transportation, entrance fees, and a guide are included for a hassle-free day trip.
Experience five of Nicaragua’s top landmarks and destinations on one convenient all-day tour. Enjoy time-saving hotel pickup and ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned van as you travel through this beautiful, culturally-rich Central American country. Visit the beach at San Juan del Sur, take a rickshaw tour through Rivas, enjoy a scenic boat tour to the Islets of Granada, eat a delicious Nicaraguan lunch, and shop for artisan crafts in Masaya.
Arrive to the bay of San Juan del Sur by air, land or sea....this is Nicaragua's best adventure park. Safe and secure, this park is well maintained and has a professional multi-lingual staff to attend large groups, families, or couples. Highest point in the South Pacific of Nicaragua with amazing views of 5 beaches in Rivas and the 2 volcanos forming Ometepe island in Lake Nicaragua.
Horseback riding on the beach one of the most unforgettable experience you will have, also you will visit one of the highest Jesus statues in the world and relax in one of the most beautiful beaches off San Juan del Sur( the portal of the sea)
See a totally different part of Nicaragua in just one day on this trip from San Juan del Sur to the Cascada Blanca waterfall in the cool mountains of Matagalpa. Enjoy watching the scenery change during the ride, and upon arrival, hike down to water’s edge and walk behind the falls. Private transportation makes it possible to do the trip in one day—ideal for travelers short on time.
With these packages, we combine that authentic surf spirit with unique, specially curated Selina experiences. Try surfing for the first time, surf between work meetings, or find your zen with a surf/yoga package. Selina Surf Club is excited to welcome you to your most memorable holiday yet!
SURF LESSONS PACKAGE “Let the sea set you free”
Surfers of all levels welcome! Selina Surf Club is for everyone, from seasoned pros looking to improve their speed and control to newbies just hoping to stand up for the first time. Our instructors are professional, experienced surfers who will help you get the most from your surf experience. Carve up the waves on the latest advanced equipment in the best hidden spots scouted by Selina just for you. Lessons include personalized instruction, equipment, and access to local surf meccas.
Learn how to surf in the surf capital of Central America. San Juan del Sur has many beaches north and south perfect for catching waves. This activity can last from 2-4 hours. We are flexible and work with your schedule.
In this package, a FREE CEVICHE for the group is included.
Ice cold beers available for purchase after the lessons at the beach bar.
Lago Azul Express offer van transportation Friendly and personal attention where your safety and comfort is our most priority. You together with your family or friend are welcome to visit and enjoy our land of lakes and volcanoes.
Hike through lush rain forest, past ancient petroglyphs, and under the screams of howler monkeys en route to a volcanic crater lagoon on this Maderas Volcano hike from San Juan del Sur. In addition to streamlining transportation from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe, this tour includes a guide for the hike, fresh fruits for the trek, and overnight accommodation in Moyogalpa.
In a country known for surfing, San Juan del Sur has some of the best waves. This San Juan del Sur surf lesson is perfect for visitors: tailor it to your experience level and your schedule—even if you just have a few hours away from your cruise ship. Opt for private transportation to one of the area’s many beaches or save money by joining shared shuttle.
Private, door to door transportation from San Juan del Sur city to your hotel in Managua, operated in excellent vehicles or vans with air conditioning, by responsible, well, trained and friendly drivers.