Activities and Sports in San Juan del Sur

Da’ Flying Frog Zip Lining & Rappelling

Da’ Flying Frog Adventures has been providing quality and safety adventures with its original Canopy Tour (Zip-line) since 2004 at Finca Palermo, just outside of San Juan del Sur. Rappel down a waterfall, zip-line through the forest, watch monkeys and colorful birds, or just hike around one of Finca Palermo’s trails.

Da’ Flying Frog Adventure Tours

Rancho Chilamate Horseback Riding

Rancho Chilamate is just a 20 minute drive from San Juan del Sur. Their 3 hours rides include, hats, boots, transportation from town, healthy and happy horses, English-speaking guide and drinks. The rides leaves from the ranch through the local community, into open fields and over hilltops for spectacular views, crossing the river several times for excellent wildlife viewing (look for monkeys!) and then to the secluded beach for a refreshment break and more riding adrenalin. A portion of every ride goes to their local community development fund.

Rancho Chilamate


There are a few different sailing charters operating out of San Juan del Sur. They usually offer half day, full day and sunset cruise options with food (fresh ceviche anyone?) and drinks included. It’s a perfect way to see more of the beautiful Nicaraguan coastline and possibly even spot whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Check out the following providers.

Nica Sail & Surf

Surf Ranch Nicaragua

Pelican Eyes


There are two skate parks in San Juan del Sur. They are both just outside of town and offer a fun place to hang out with locals and fellow travelers. The park at Finac Las Nubes is donation based, free for local kids, and park of an amazing non-profit project. The park at Surf Ranch Nicaragua is free and has rental skate and longboards available for $2/hour. Visit their websites for more details.

Finca las Nubes

Surf Ranch Nicaragua