San Juan del Sur is known and the Tourism Crown Jewel nestled in the hills along the Southern Pacific Coasts of Nicaragua. A horse shaped bay with a small city, an estuary and incredible hill tops all around makes for multiple view vantage points within the city limits.
San Juan del Sur is both the name of a municipality (‘Municipalidad’ = County) and the city (‘Cabecera Municipal’ – County Capital), it is located in the Department (State) of Rivas. When someone says ‘San Juan del Sur’, they can be referring to either the city or the municipality and this can only be understood through context. For someone who does not understand the geography of the area, this can be confusing at first but it is easy to understand once you have become accustomed to the area.