Sailing in Nicaragua with Nica Sail and Surf was probably the highlight of our trip. There is nothing more relaxing and freeing than a four hour boat ride on a catamaran in the Pacific Ocean on a hot day. Add in all you can drink and eat along with a swim at a private beach and we were in heaven.
We met our leader near the San Juan del Sur docks at 1pm and set out sail with a group of other 20-something travelers. The music soon started playing and before I know it, I had a cold drink in my hand. And never seemed to not have a cold drink in my hand for the rest of the sail.
At a slow, relaxing pace, the boat made its way to a private beach about an hour’s drive north of San Juan del Sur.
The music soon started playing and before I know it, I had a cold drink in my hand. And never seemed to not have a cold drink in my hand for the rest of the sail.
There’s a lot of fun things to do in Nicaragua but this one really took the cake for me.
We rented this on our own but it’s 100% something you could expect from a guided tour company itinerary. I did a G-Adventures tour in China years ago and they offer a few in Nicaragua, too, in case you wanted to check that out. Here’s a great breakdown covering the differences of G Adventures vs Intrepid.
I’m going to be 100% honest — we were both pretty buzzed by the time we reached the beach. Every time I finished a drink, someone was putting another one in my hand.
I usually don’t binge drink like this ( 3 beers in one night is going big for me!), but it felt kind of great to just let lose and take full advantage of the all you can drink part of cruise. After about 1.5 hours on the boat, soaking in the sun, we reached a small, private beach with white sand. On the count of three, we both jumped in and swam to soar with our new friends.
Our leader naturally brought a cooler full of even more beer to the beach, and for about an hour we drank more and played in the waves.
Melanie and I felt on cloud nine. Sailing like this isn’t something we ever do and it made me want to buy a boat asap. Though sailing around The Bay in 50 degrees and fog isn’t at all like this. By the time the boat rolled back into San Juan del Sur, the sun was setting and I felt all the stress I was carrying around gone.
If you’re visiting San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, you MUST go sailing with Nica Sail and Surf. Tickets are only $75 per person and it’ll be your favorite day of the trip.