San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - Stein Travel

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Welcome to San Juan del Sur

Once a tiny seaside village, San Juan del Sur has been discovered by surfers and backpackers and is now a top tourist destination on the coast of Nicaragua. Luckily the town hasn't been destroyed by high-rise hotels or condos yet, and is still a wonderfully relaxing destination with opportunities for sailing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. The best time to visit San Juan del Sur is between April and September when the sea turtles hatch from their eggs on the beaches south of town.

The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Some communities on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages. English is understood at some tourist destinations.

The currency is named the Córdoba but commonly referred to as the peso. American dollars can also be used for common transactions. Bills must be in good shape to be accepted and damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. Only some banks will exchange travellers cheques. All major cities have ATMs and most hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.

Local time is GMT/UCT -6.

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