Activities

Surf

Playa Hermosa Surf camp offers surf board rentals and surf lessons for those who have always wanted to learn. Playa Hermosa is perfect for all surfing ability levels. Since the beach is so long and never crowded, there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your day of surfing. Our professional instructors are highly qualified to teach you to surf quickly and safely. Lessons can be in English or Spanish.

Upon request, we can also organize daily surf trips to other beaches (Colorado, Remanso, Popoyo, etc.).

Prices: 1 hour class: USD$30 pp / Board Rental for the day: USD$10


Horseback Riding 

See all of Nicaragua’s unique flora and fauna from a different perspective! Spend a couple of hours or half a day on horseback, exploring the beach and forest surrounding the Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel.

Price: USD$20 / hour


Canopy Tour / Zip Lining

Da Flying Frog is an exciting San Juan del Sur canopy adventure! The ride up to the canopy includes a view of one of the more impressive petroglyphs around San Juan del Sur. Lauded as the longest canopy tour in Nicaragua, the zip lines of Da Flying Frog cover 2.5 kilometers of subtropical forest with 17 platforms. The longest one is 328 meters (1050 feet) long! The highest one passes over a deep canyon at a height of 70 meters (225 feet). Thrill at glorious views of the bay and get to experience the natural vegetation and wildlife of Nicaragua ─ howler monkeys, eagles, iguanas, magpies, orioles, sloths, and who knows what else ─ close up and personal! The experience takes about two hours.

Price: USD$30 / person


Sea Turtles Protection

Even though Wildlife Reserve La Flor beach is the official “landing” of the large Olive Ridley turtles, Playa Hermosa also receives many turtle visitors. Olive Ridley turtles weigh about 45 kilograms and have nesting sites in Asia and Africa as well as Central America. Even with this widespread habitat, this grand turtle is endangered and facing extinction in many areas. Nicaragua has a fairly large population but the destruction of nesting sites and egg robberies are taking their toll. Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel is proud to announce that they have implemented their own conservation program to save these turtles!



Snorkeling and Diving

See what you can find in the world under the sea! Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel can hook you up with professional snorkeling/diving tours that will ensure your safety and provide an exciting day of exploration.



Sailing Tours

Enjoy a relaxing half-day sail in the afternoon or a sunset cruise – your choice. Food and drink included in the price. Prices vary depending on captain and time of year. Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel will make sure you get to the sailboat on time and we’ll pick you up to bring you back to the hotel when you are ready.



Booze Cruise

Take a fun cruise in a modern motorized fishing boat to enjoy the spectacular sunset of San Juan del Sur. If you’re lucky, you’ll see whales and dolphins playing around your boat. Snacks and a beer included in the price. Prices vary depending on captain and time of year. Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel will make sure you get to your destination boat and back to the hotel on time.



Outfitted “American Style” Fishing Tours

If you like fancy fishing, you’ve come to the right place. Get out 20 or 30 miles into the Pacific to look for dorado, sailfish and marlin. Ride in comfort, use electronics, catch fish! Prices vary depending on captain and time of year. Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel will make sure you get to your destination boat and back to the hotel on time.



Nica Fishing Adventures

Try fishing the old-fashioned Nica way for a day of fun and adventure. Use poles provided or try the “line around the piece of wood” method used by local fishermen for centuries. Marvel at the beautiful coastline; see whales and dolphins if you are lucky. Red snapper, tuna, jackfish and rooster fish may very well show up on your hand line! Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel will make sure you get to your destination boat and back to the hotel on time. Up to six people can go. You won’t find an exciting fishing trip like this anywhere else. All fish cleaned and scaled so you can have it cooked for you back at Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel!