We spent the weekend looking at San Juan del Sur (SJDS) as a possible place to live. I have to say we are still torn on whether Granada or SJDS would be better for us. The private school school in SJDS is as well run as any school in the U.S. In fact, the school teaches in English and devotes just one class per day for Spanish. We were really hoping to get our kids immersed in Spanish while they were in school.
As for the community in SJDS, it is deficient in some of the basics, thus from a business standpoint might be a good place to settle. It is true that SJDS lacks charm and some vital necessities but it makes up for it with the beauty of nature and good waves. There are certainly a lot of tourist in SJDS, so finding a way to accommodate them might be a way to sustain our lifestyle. Either way, we are still conflicted on whether to go "Urban" walking community or "Rural" driving community.
|Body surfers in training.|
|630 in the morning waves are the best.|
|Watching kids have so much fun is a nice feeling for a parent to have.|
|Chuck, a hotel owner, moved over from N. Carolina and loves it in SJDS.|
|Monkeys 70 feet out of the town.|
|SJDS main drag along the ocean.|
|Bicycle rally was going on while we were there.|
|The church in the main square of town.|
|Sundays are slow days in town.|