San Juan del Sur rappelling
San Juan del Sur canopy
San Juan del Sur fishing trips
San Juan del Sur sailing trips
San Juan del Sur horseback riding tour
San Juan del Sur yoga
San Juan del Sur surfing

Things To Do in San Juan del Sur


There are many activities and things to do in San Juan del Sur.  Here are a few ideas while you are a guest of Casa de Cooper.

Bring out the adventurer in you with Aracne Rappelling Tours. Rappelling down a 45-meter waterfall located deep in the forest, then hike down following the creek until reaching a petroglyph made by the indegenous tribes that lived in the area before the Spanish came to America.
Phone: (505) 8887.6255
Email: info@aracnerappel.com

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Canopy Tour
Da Flying Frog canopy tour is located just minutes from Casa de Cooper.  The tour is located on the Palermo Valley which can be viewed from any of the Casa de Cooper units.  It offers 2.5 kilometers divided in 16 lines through the forest.  While on the excursion, you can see the wildlife of Nicaragua taking time to spot monkeys, birds and other animals.

If you are into fishing then San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is your best destination for a new fishing adventure. Nicaragua has world-class fishing, you will hook a Sailfish, Dorado, Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna or Rooster Fish. There are many places in town that offer fishing trips everyday, the cost per hour is between U$40 to U$80 dollars (minimum 3 hours), depending on the boat and how far you want to go.

Enjoy a day of sailing aboard Pelican Eyes or one of the other many sailboats available.  You will have the opportunity to explore the pristine Nicaraguan coastline, peek at many of secluded bays, capture glimpses of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and perhaps catch a mahi-mahi or two – all while you relax, soak up some sun and enjoy our local fare and refreshing rum punch.

Hiking and Horseback Riding
The mountains surrounding San Juan del Sur bay are great for hiking.  You can hike to the statue of Jesus, to the lighthouse or to several neighboring beaches.  You can also take horseback riding along the beaches.  Rancho el Chilamate is one of the best places for horseback riding and tours.  Reservations are required.
Phone: (505) 8849.3470
Email: blue@ranchochilamate.com

Zen Yoga Studio is the place to go when wanting the best in Yoga.  Their garden setting creates a calming effect, increasing oxygen supply throughout your body.  Set your shoes and worries aside, grab a mat and join any of their professional instructors in the upstairs yoga canopy.  They are located directly opposite the San Juan Pizzeria near the church square.
Phone: (505) 8465.1846
Email: info@zenyoganicaragua.com

Nicaragua is well known for its world-class waves, specially in San Juan del Sur and Tola area because of the year-round offshore winds that hit the coast. There are great waves around for all type of surfers, from beginners to experienced surfers. If you need a Surf Lesson for you and your family or need a Surf Guide to show you around, then you best option is our friend Baldo, a well-known professional billingual Surf Instructor, he is very helpful and enjoys playing on the waves.

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Phone: (505) 8887.6255
Email: info@surfarinicaragua.com

Spanish Classes
Enhance your vacation – make it a true Central American cultural experience!  There are many Spanish language schools in town that offer expert instruction with courses specifically designed for travelers and explorers. 

Volunteer at the Library
Share the joy of reading by volunteering at the Biblioteca Móvil (Mobile Library). For nearly a decade the library has brought books and reading materials into remote communities around San Juan del Sur. Here’s more on volunteering at the library and how the project serves as a gateway to education.

Enjoy an Super Frutto
Gorge on ice-cream at SuperFrutto. This delightful gelateria serves up dozens of smooth, creamy flavors made daily on the premises. Yes, a little scoop of Italy has landed in San Juan del Sur.

Experience Beaches
Sip on a perfect latte at Playa Maderas while you check out San Juan del Sur’s most consistent and popular break. Sometimes in return for a great surf break you accept you’ll need to sacrifice some home comforts, like good specialty coffee drink options. Not here.