La Veranera lays about 20km South of the small fishing village San Juan del Sur and 10km North of the Costa Rican border (no official crossing here). Since this part of Nicaragua is barely inhabited, you almost immediately enter dense tropical dry forest when leaving the beach. Tropical dry forests feature beautifully lush landscapes during the rainy season and dry up during the extended dry season, which helps spotting wildlife easier.
There are hiking trails for the adventurous, along the rugged rocky coastline to a large tide pool, then along a wooded creek that serves as a home for Howler monkeys.
BOAT RIDES AND FISHING
Inshore fishing trips can be arranged with a pick up right in front of the guest house. Jack Crevell, Rooster Fish, mackerel, and Dorado are some of the species in the local waters.
Not into fishing? A boat ride is great way to spend the day and get another perspective on Nicaragua's beautiful coastline. If you are lucky you will come close to dolphins, sea turtles or even whales.
Playa El Coco is the closest location to offer lodging when wanting to visit the La Flor turtle reserve, where in peak season thousands of turtles come to lay their eggs and hatchlings touch water for the first time.
SAN JUAN DEL SUR
The town of San Juan Del Sur is about 20 kms North of Playa El Coco and a world apart as far as Beach life. This little fishing village can be sleepy and vibrant at the same time and is always worth a visit. Sip from a freshly opened coconut on the street, eat with locals at the market or go shopping for that special gift to bring home.
We can organize a round trip for you, no matter if you want to go in the morning and be back for sunset or go for dinner and drinks at night.