Adventures & Experiences

Let’s Play. You Deserve It.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.

From zip lining and horseback riding to snorkeling and sailing, we’ve got you covered. If there’s something awesome to experience while you’re in San Juan del Sur, chances are we can help you set it up.

Horseback Riding

Trot along the Nicaraguan countryside through the surf of beautiful Maderas and Marsella beaches. Tours are open to all levels and can take place in either the morning – with cooler temps – or the afternoon, allowing you additional time at the beach afterwards. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of howler monkeys!

$30 per person

Zip Lining

Da Flying Frog, located just outside San Juan del Sur, is the longest zip line tour in Nicaragua. Cruise along two and a half kilometers of cable that covers 16 spans and connects 17 tree-top platforms. You’ll catch unique and spectacular views of local flora and fauna like howler monkeys, spider monkeys, mapaches, and pizotes as well as killer views of the San Juan bay. Don’t forget your camera!

$30 per person

Parque de Aventuras Las Nubes

The adventure park is situated atop one of the highest places in the San Juan del Sur area. There’s astounding views of the Pacific Coast as well as the inland Volcanoes. You’ll be immersed in a tropical forest and have a chance to see wildlife like monkeys and birds frolicking in their natural habitat. There’s free transfers from San Juan del Sur to the Park and you can choose from a variety of different packages.

Canopy Tour: $30
Adventure Package (Canopy + Tarzan Swing or Rappel): $38
Adrenaline Package (Canopy + Tarzan Swing + Rappel): $46
Eco Tour (Canopy + Walking Trail + Iguanarium): $39
Nature Package (Walking Trail + Iguanarium): $14

Sea Turtle Expedition

Each year between July and February more than 150,000 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come ashore. We’re deeply connected with the local research and conservation efforts of these turtles at La Flor Nature Reserve. We offer seasonal nesting and hatching tours at La Flor, one of only a few nesting sites in the world where you can catch these magnificent yet highly endangered sea turtles. Join us on a night expedition and witness this ancient creature nesting or hatching on the shores of a stunning wildlife reserve.

$25 per person, includes entrance fee, guided tour and transportation to/from La Flor Nature Reserve

Catamaran Sailing

This half- or full-day sailing excursion takes place on a catamaran sailboat and offers breathtaking views of the Nicaraguan coastline. Whichever cruise you choose will include anchoring in the pristine, secluded bay at Playa Blanca for the afternoon and taking in the picture perfect Nicaraguan sunset as you sail back into San Juan Bay. Fishing and snorkeling are available. There’s also complimentary drinks and snacks on all sails, which include an open bar, ceviche, guacamole, fruit, and more.

Half Day (1pm-6pm): $80 per person. Snack & open bar included.
Full Day (11am-6pm): $130 per person. Snack, open bar and lunch included.

Costa Blanca Sailing

This special excursion leads you north from the San Juan Bay to a “secret” beach only accessible by boat. You’ll fish along the way and anchor close enough to shore to jump in and swim, enjoy the coastline and return to the boat for treats. If visibility is good, you may even get a chance to snorkel (gear included)!

$38 per person

Booze Cruise

For those who don’t have a full or even half day to dedicate but still want all the sunset beauty of a catamaran cruise, there’s a two hour sunset booze cruise. Unlimited drinks (your choice of soft drinks, beer, and local rum) are included as you sail around gorgeous San Juan Bay at sunset, make a dip in a protected cove, and soak up the last of the sun’s rays along with picture perfect views of San Juan from the sea.

$23 per person + $1 entry fee at the port

Snorkeling

We’ve come to the conclusion that there’s more to this world than what’s above the surface. When you go snorkeling you experience a whole new world – under the sea world – and are exposed to sights and sounds you tend to see only in the movies. Our tours with an experienced guide last four hours and all equipment is included.

$40 per person

Bottom Fishing

While we watch the mountains and ocean collide we search out our favorite fishing holes for delicious snapper. We provide the bait and fishing equipment and cooler full of ice; all you need are the refreshments.

$50 per person

Spearfishing

Spearfishing is one of the most ancient means of hunting and gathering food, and has been used across the world’s diverse civilizations. Using ancient techniques in a similar fashion to our ancestors challenges the way we think about how we bring food to the table. The trip lasts four hours, and all equipment is included. Good snorkeling skills are recommended.

$50 per person

Sportfishing

Hop aboard a Panga boat and experience the local culture of this once sleepy fishing village turned backpacker paradise. You’ll fish along the Pacific coast with an experienced Nicaraguan captain who will prep beautiful fillets from your catches. The tour includes all necessary fishing gear and bait. Depending on the time of year you go, you can expect to catch a variety of stellar local fish like jack, black and white tunas, and snapper.

To fish aboard the 25 ft panga for 4.5 hours costs $300, and $425 for 8 hours.
The 31 ft panga costs $400 for 4.5 hours and $525 for 8 hours.

Massages

We all deserve to treat ourselves, especially when it comes to caring for the bodies that allow us to travel in the first place. Between the hours of 7am and 7pm, Casa Oro now offers in-house spa treatments from a certified professionals, trained to care for your skin, nails and muscles.

Deep Tissue or Shiatsu
This massage helps to cure muscle tension and some muscle injuries, due to the increased blood flow during the massage, as well as releases toxins and improves the healing process.

1 Hour: $35
90 Minutes: $45

Swedish
This massage aids healthy circulation and soothes any aches and pains in muscles and joints from overuse while also eliminating toxins. Recommended for guests looking for a soft and relaxing massage, including those new to professional massage.

1 Hour: $35
90 Minutes: $45

Spa Treatments

Facial Exfoliation
All natural products are used to clean and exfoliate your face. All facials are customized to your skin type. Some of our natural products include coconut, almonds, cocoa, honey, sugar, banana, cucumber, orange, pineapple, papaya, and yogurt.

30 Minutes: $20
1 Hour: $35

Body Exfoliation
Exfoliation and treatment for your body includes similar natural products used to cleanse and exfoliate your face, such as coconut, almonds, coffee, cocoa, honey and sugar.

40 Minutes: $35

Manicure & Pedicure
Our manicures and pedicures are focused on cleaning your skin and, if desired, include a clear, color or French finish. Both manicures and pedicures also include a special hand or foot massage!

Manicure: $15
Pedicure: $20
Mani + Pedi: $30