Our plans to head to Leon, Nicaragua quickly changed after realizing an hour into our travels out of Costa Rica that Alec still suffers from motion sickness in buses. A grueling 6 hours to the border, followed by 2 hours crossing the border in scorching heat sealed our change of plans to the closest beach town over the border.
San Juan del Sur is a small fun little beach town with friendly locals and expats and really cheap and tasty fish! We found a little hostel-apartment with a wonderful Nica Mom who couldn´t do enough to make our stay comfortable.
First impressions of Nicaragua have been great - friendly people and much less touristy than Costa Rica.