After crossing the border of Costa Rica and then 40 min spent in a cab, we arrive in San Juan del Sur… Not the capital of Nicaragua, but indisputably the capital of Surfing in Nicaragua.
Beware that you can’t surf in San Juan del Sur itself. But from it you can access a a lot of beaches that will offer different surf condition for all the levels from beginner to expert. You can stay in some beaches which offer accomodation while other are only accessible by day.
The map below:
In total we spent 2 nights in San Juan del Sur and three nights in Playa Maderas in a cabin.
In San Juan del Sur, we stayed with Aicha and Jean-Baptiste at the same hostel. Cheap but nice…
There, we met Dennis, a local from Corn Island who cooked for us a run-down. This local dishes comes from Corn Island and is a mix of fish, coconut milk, potatoes and yucca.
On the beach side, we stayed at Playa Maderas, a good spot for surfing but as well relax and do nothing. (except writing the blog and fighting mosquitoes)
We went to the next beach, Playa Marsella where we met Paco the crocodile and eat excellent lobster pasta for a few dollars.
On the way back from Marsella, we met a strange thing….
Surf wise, we are still as good as we are in Kite Surf. To the point that Jacques broke his board (a crap rental board) but Caroline did enjoy her sessions.
Except this we really like the place.
Blog you soon,