San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
San Juan del Sur is an idyllic beach town on the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, a stone's throw from Costa Rica. The beaches are much the same in both countries, with white sand and ideal water temperatures, but the cost of living in Nicaragua is much lower than in Costa Rica.
The population of San Juan is about 8,000 people, and it's estimated that about 1,000 expats now live there and nearby, at least part of the year.
Only a decade ago, San Juan was was a sleepy fishing village.
There are no less than 14 beautiful beaches up and down the coast near San Juan, some with great surf.
And there are a surprising number of excellent restaurants in San Juan, especially for such a small town.
San Juan Video Trailer
This is the trailer for our 59-minute San Juan del Sur Video.
The full video includes interviews with eight expats explaining what it’s like living in San Juan and living in Nicaragua.
After watching the full video, you'll know if you should check out San Juan in person or give it a pass.