Known as the country of Lakes and Volcanoes, the southern coast of Nicaragua is no exception to the charm and beauty of this central american gem.
Perfect weather, white sand beaches, epic surfing, and natural wildlife are just some of the many reasons that tourists and expats have been coming to southern Nicaragua for so long. While San Juan del Sur was the epicenter of this tourism boom in the 90’s, travelers soon began exploring north of SJDS to discover the hidden beauty of the Emerald Coast.
San Juan del Sur was first discovered by Spanish explorers in 1522 in an exploration to find a passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The effort to establish a canal through Nicaragua via San Juan del Sur shaped the area’s history throughout the next couple centuries.
Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821 and San Juan del Sur was established as an official fishing port in 1827.