Relax & Discover

San Juan del Sur and its surroundings offer a large variety of possibilities. Here is an overview of what you can plan during your stay at El Jardin Hotel & Restaurant. Check out our packages too if you want to make your life easier.

Sport & Leisure

Surf lessons

San Juan del Sur is known as a surfing town. There are plenty of beaches around for all levels. Your lesson will last 1 to 2 hours total and you can use the board for the day to practice your new skills. The price of USD 35 includes transfer from the hotel.

Paddle Board

Paddle Board is getting more and more popular. Cruise in the bay of San Juan del Sur and say hello to lazy pelicans while watching the sun going down. Price is USD 15 / hour

Horseback riding

The best way to discover the hills around the hotel. You can also go by the beach and feel a pure freedom while running in the sand. Our local guide will do its best to entertain you and show you the beauties of Nicaragua’s nature.

Canopy tour

Looking for adventure? Zipline through the trees at Parque de Aventura las nubes and enjoy a spectacular 360° view.

Freesbee golf

The one and only in Nicaragua. Throw some disks while having some drinks and take as many rounds as you like for $2 / person.

Deep Sea fishing

willing to catch some Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Swordfish? Dario and its team from San Juan Surf & Sports can organize deep sea fishing trips with transfer from the hotel. Our chef can then prepare you a delicious meal with 100% fresh fish.


Nicaragua yacht organize private yacht tours including food,drinks nad transfer from the hotel. Play it fancy while exploring the pristine Nicaraguan coast.

La Flor Turtle reserve

From July to January, thousands of Olive Ridley turtles come to lay their eggs in La Flor nature reserve. Take a night trip to watch baby turtles taking their first steps in this world.

In house Massage

We organize massage for one or two persons directly in your room or on one of the hotel terrace. Enjoy a deep / relaxing / you name it massage performed by Gaby and her well trained employees. $40 for 1 hour massage.

Moto / Quad rental

Explore the surroundings for a couple of hours or the entire day.

Surrounding beaches

We organize shuttles daily to Maderas or Marsella for $ 5 per person (2 persons minimum). We can also arrange private transportation for you. In any case, we do not recommend taking valuables to the beach. If you do, please be careful.

This is a brief overview of the most popular beaches around San Juan del Sur

Maderas: the most popular surfing beach around. If you are looking for some quite place, this is not the best option but if you want to catch some waves, have a beer, enjoy sunset with a lot of buddies, this is definitely the place to stay.

From Maderas you can walk at low tide to the first beach North (Matilda) which is beautiful and from there you can take a walk to Majagual. Both of these beaches are uncrowded.

Marsella: This is a good beach to swim and there is a good local restaurant right at the entrance. Nothing fancy but the fish is usually really good. Perfect place if you want to relax.

Remanso: Located at the South of San Juan del Sur, this is an easy beach for beginner surfers. Remanso is ideal too for experienced surfers when the waves are too big at other beaches.

Hermosa: One of our favorites. Beautiful long beach, perfect for surfing, walking or relaxing. There is an entry fee of USD 3 per person.

Coco: Nice beach further south. Plan a daytrip if you want to spend some time there. There are a bunch of beautiful smaller beaches around. Perfect on a motorbike.Day trip in Southwestern Nicaragua

There are plenty of beautiful places you can visit on a day trip. We have reliable taxi drivers who can drive you around and we can recommend you some good guides to visit these areas.

Here are a few examples:

Granada y Mombacho

Volcano Masaya

Laguna de Apoyo y Catarina

Isla de Ometepe