Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is located in the charming seaside fishing village of San Juan del Sur, on the balmy southwestern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua.
Centrally located near many of the country’s most fascinating tourist destinations, San Juan del Sur is two and a half hours south of Managua, an hour and a half south of the historic colonial town of Granada, thirty minutes north of the Costa Rican border, and less than twenty minutes from the shores of Lake Nicaragua.
A Colorful Beach Town
Downtown San Juan Del Sur is the definition of colorful. Painted shops and murals dot the streets. Beach-side restaurants and bars beckon. Characters sit on stoops and sip coffee in cafes. You may even see a parrot dancing on wrought-iron gate or a howler monkey out for a stroll.
Dancing Waves and Crashing Surf
Waves crest and lift seasoned veterans and novices alike from May through early December – when the most south swells hit Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The most popular and easily accessible surfing beach close to town is Playa Maderas – just a 20-minute excursion from Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa.