San Juan on a Shoestring

Food! Hearty market lunches and delicious dinner at the Chicken lady

It's easy to eat well and cheaply in San Juan del Sur when you know where to go. By far one of the best value meals you can get would be at the local market in the centre of town. Not only do they serve you up a tasty large portion of everything from...

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Learning Spanish?

Stay in a homestay with one of the lovely, warm families living in SJDS Possibly one of the best ways to get to the know the country is to stay in a home-stay with a local family. You'll learn the language twice as fast, make friends for life, and t...

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Buy big bottles of beer

You'll save a lot of money and the environment while your at it too!In most Pulperias (local grocery stores) you will have the option to buy large bottles of beer.  The idea is you pay a tiny bit more on your first purchase but you get a conside...

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Staying for a long time?

Find your dream Vacation Rental in San Juan del Sur Check out our Vacation Rentals section for our choice picks of where you should stay in San Juan del Sur and the Norhern beaches. You will find breathtaking villas and apartments for all budgets a...

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Picos bread

You will find this delicious sweet bread in every Pulperia.  It is perfect for breakfast and makes for a great, cheap mid-surf energy snack.  Make sure to buy a bag of this is the morning and take it in your backpack, for wherever your dail...

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Happy Hours! Need we say more?

very day there is a different happy hour in a different bar across town.  This just doesn't just apply to drinks but sometimes snacks and meals too.  So be sure to look out for advertisments around town and outside bars and restaurants. A ...

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