This 300km stretch of shoreline is known as the Emerald Coast. Here, the Pacific comes to a thundering halt, resulting in some of Central America’s best surf breaks. Waters are warm year-round providing a nesting spot for sea turtles, and visitors are invited to partake in conservation efforts to protect them. Those itching to get out on the open water can spend the day on a catamaran, or deep-sea fishing on a private charter.
Infrastructure and communication have improved in recent years, but facilities and modern luxuries are scarce. What remains is quiet, authentic and undiscovered by tourists, but alive with local culture and wildlife. A honeypot for the curious and adventurous.
The town of San Juan del Sur in the south is comprised of 19th century houses and thatched-roofed restaurants, overlooked by a towering statue of Christ of the Mercy on the neighbouring hilltop. The locals indulge in a lifestyle of hammock-siestas and sunset serenades by live merengue bands.