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Nicaragua is the largest Central American nation and has stunning landscapes, vast cultural treasures, and an intriguing history.

Until recent times Nicaragua was unfortunately known for the civil war (Sandinistas and Contras) that raged from the late 70s through much of the 80s. Today, the soldiers and guerrillas have given way sightseeing in a beautiful country. From strolling the cobblestone streets of colonial Granada on Lake Nicaragua, to exploring one of the many volcanoes, Nicaragua has something for even the most seasoned traveler.

Note: Due to time constraints in port, some tours may not be available on every voyage. Please refer to your Cruise Personalizer on princess.com for a complete list of tours available during your cruise. Tour content may vary based on the amount of time in port.
San Juan del Sur is an anchorage port. Transfer from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender transfer.
In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 lbs. (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship's Captain.

Points of Interest

  • Granada
  • Rivas
  • Lake Nicaragua
  • Masaya Market
  • Volcanoes
  • Las Isletas
  • Apoyo Lagoon
  • City of Managua

More about San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Points of Interest

  • Granada -

    Located amidst the astonishing landscape of volcanoes and lakes, this historic city founded in 1524 features ornate Spanish churches, colorful colonial houses and a vibrant central market.

  • Rivas -

    Settled by the Spanish in 1522, this popular beach town features beautiful colonial architecture, a museum of pre-Columbian art and a stunning view of volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua.

  • Lake Nicaragua -

    Named "La Mar Dulce" by Spanish conquerors who believed it to be a sea, this massive freshwater lake features a lush volcanic chain, many beautiful islets and thousands of species of exotic plants and animals.

  • Masaya Market -

    The smell of spices, drama of barter and extravaganza of color all greet you in one of the biggest markets in Central America, offering the best value in local arts, crafts and culture.

  • Volcanoes -

    Nicaragua is often referred to as "the country of lakes and volcanoes." When you look at a map, you can understand why.

  • Las Isletas -

    Formed by the volcanic activity of nearby Mombacho Volcano, this archipelago of 365 little islands located in Lake Nicaragua abounds with exotic wildlife and can be enjoyed by a scenic boat cruise.

  • Apoyo Lagoon -

    In the center of the Nicaraguan Pacific coast, in the middle of the long volcanic chain which runs through the country from north to south, there is a wide and extended crater in a form of an inverted cone, and in the center of it there is one of the most beautiful lagoons in Nicaragua: the Apoyo Lagoon.

  • City of Managua -

    Capital of Nicaragua and its largest city. Situated on the southwestern shore of the Lake Managua or Lake Xolotlán.

13 Excursions

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Special Child Pricing Available! Children age 12 and younger, savings up to 50%.

Granada, Parque Central & Shopping

5.5 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-100 S J 1 - 1 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $69.95

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Granada Highlights, Scenic Drive, Shopping & Lunch

6 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-110 S J 1 - 1 1 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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Rivas, Lake Nicaragua & Scenic Drive

3 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-120 S J 1 - 1 2 0

Easy Activity

From $59.95

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Granada Carriage Ride & Boat Tour

8 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-140 S J 1 - 1 4 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $129.95

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Amayo Hacienda Experience, Lake Nicaragua & Lunch

5 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-210 S J 1 - 2 1 0

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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Masaya Volcano & Hacienda Los Altos Cultural Experience

7.5 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-230 S J 1 - 2 3 0

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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Flavors of Granada: Cooking & Discovery

6 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-250 S J 1 - 2 5 0

Moderate Activity

From $99.95

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Granada, Masaya Market & Volcano, Lunch & Shopping

8.5 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-330 S J 1 - 3 3 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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Nature Experience, Masaya Volcano, Apoyo Lagoon and Granada

8.25 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-340 S J 1 - 3 4 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $99.95

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D'Santos Natural Reserve & Diriamba City Cultural Highlights

7.5 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-360 S J 1 - 3 6 0

Easy Activity

From $99.95

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Zipline Adventure

2 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-420 S J 1 - 4 2 0

Strenuous Activity

From $79.95

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Mombacho Volcano 4WD and Hike, Vistas & Lunch

8.25 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-470 S J 1 - 4 7 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $139.95

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Best of San Juan Del Sur: Granada, Lake Nicaragua & Las Isletas Cruise

8 hours | San Juan del Sur | SJ1-600 S J 1 - 6 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $119.95

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