Hello, ​San Juan Del Sur.

Located in Southwest Nicaragua on the Pacific Coast, San Juan Del Sur (or SJDS for short) is a small town with a party reputation.

This is a surfing hub, and many travelers use SJDS as a hub to surf, party, and to explore nearby beaches. Its proximity to the Costa Rican border makes it easy for you to do visa runs.

Internet is widely available in San Juan del Sur so you shouldn’t have to do much hunting around for it. Most hotels, hostels and an increasing number of restaurants offer Wi-Fi for guests.

This is a popular tourist destination, hence it is also the most expensive area in Nicaragua. However, it is still much cheaper than neighbor Costa Rica.

Accommodations can be had for USD10-25 a night or USD150 a month, while local food cost USD3-5 and western food around USD5-10.

Power outages are common (around one day a week), and internet speed is not the fastest, although many cafes and hotels offer free wifi.

While Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Americas, if you’re not flashing your money and your expensive items, you will likely not experience crime.

Avoid the beach at night, hanging around the nightclubs or loitering in less trafficked parts of town. If you are traveling alone, you might experience cat calling.

The best time to visit San Juan Del Sur is from November to March, which is the dry season. April to May is the hot season, and June to October is the rainy season.

If you plan on surfing, the best time to visit is from May to December.

  • ​Low Cost Of Living
  • ​​Growing Digital Nomad Community
  • Nice Weather
  • ​Some Can Understand And Speak English
  • ​Average Internet Speed
  • ​Current Political Unrest In Nicaragua
  • ​Not Many Things To Do

Recommended Co-Working Spaces In ​San Juan Del Sur


Digital Nomad-Friendly Cafes


​​Municipal Market, One Block West


Costado Oeste Del Mercado Municipal

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