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  1. Casey @ A Cruising Couple
    Casey @ A Cruising Couple at |

    Wow – what an epic post! So many great tips here. I wish we had read this before we went to SJDS haha! We are definitely hoping to return though since we’re so close, so we’ll keep this guide on hand for when we do. And thanks so much for liking to our Granada post! Such a great colonial city and the perfect pair for a great beach getaway at San Juan del Sur 🙂

  2. Five Reasons To Visit Playa Maderas, Nicaragua - A Cruising Couple

    […] This is really just the start of all there is to see and do around San Juan del Sur. We didn’t even get to the horseback riding, the fishing tours, the sea turtles, the bar crawls, the frisbee golf… For a more tips and tricks for what to do in San Juan Del Sur, the Yoga Nomads have a must-read post. […]

  3. Chantal
    Chantal at |

    I was in San Juan Del Sur a few years ago and experienced more of the party side of things. I am going to be in Granada this spring teaching yoga and am hoping to visit SJDS again to check out the yoga scene.

    Thanks for all the great information in your post!
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  4. Adrienne
    Adrienne at |

    Hi Brandon! I found your blog while researching an upcoming April trip to SJDS.
    My boyfriend and I will only be there for a couple of nights before spending some time on Isla de Ometepe and then a night or two in Granada. We’ve both recently started practicing yoga and are excited about the community in Nicaragua.
    Big questions right now are: SJDS or Maderas (looks like your answer would be Maderas)? If we wanted to head to town at night, is it easy to get back? We’re also considering staying at Hukalai. How does it stack up to the other ecolodges in the area?
    Thanks for your help! Great and very useful post.

  5. Paula Rezende
    Paula Rezende at |

    What an amazing place, I will add to my list of favorite places for a day meet. Beautiful photo of the volcano!

  6. Natalie Hellyar
    Natalie Hellyar at |


    I just want to ask about your work at the hukalai hotel?
    What did it entail? My boyfriend and I are wanting to work/volunteer for food and accomodation and we’ve been looking at some of the hostels- but not sure if we want to be in the city and involved in the ‘party’ life for the whole time?

    Would you recommend looking into working at the hotel? What were your hours working and your job? And what were the perks? 🙂 thanks for all the info! Great informative write up!

  7. tashkent city nightlife
    tashkent city nightlife at |

    Very helpful and Great information,
    we appreciate advise especially coming from a professional.
    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  8. Katie Copeland
    Katie Copeland at |

    This is a fantastic blog on SJDS. Spot on in my experience.

    For fishing, I’d like to recommend http://hogtidefishing.com/

    Experienced fisherman, first class tackle and also incorporates time on the beach, fresh ceviche and island vibes!

    1. Anne
      Anne at |

      Thanks, Katie! Brandon is all about fishing so thanks for the reco!


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