After Victor and Laura’s destination wedding in Leon, we took a little vacation, with the majority of the time spent at Buena Vista Surf Club near San Juan del Sur. I just so happened to not only find a place where John could surf, but one that was also located near the only disk golf course in Nicaragua! (big awesome wife points here!) Buena Vista is sustainable in every way, from the products they use, to the solar power, to giving back to the community. It was a lovely place to unwind for a few days!
Here is the sloth that happened to be hanging around near the tree house the first night.
The main tree house above the canopy was designed for simply relaxing to the sounds of ocean waves and howler monkeys.
These little guys were everywhere!
It was fun to be in the Pacific this far south…it was WAY warmer than in California!
The beach, just a 5 minute walk down a hill reminiscent of Jurassic Park, was in full hippie glory. Though the hillsides are now getting developed (too bad) with resorts, the beach is still relaxed and chill, with cheap drinks, good tacos, and lots of space.
John got in some good surfing…and then as the tide came in and the waves got bigger, we enjoyed a drink and watched some other guys tear up the waves.
It was actually difficult NOT to get a butterfly in our pictures! Beautiful butterflies were everywhere!
Every thing was so pretty, it was hard to put the camera down sometimes =)
One of our days at the beach, we took a truck into San Juan del Sur to see the town. Talk about a hippie surf town! It was great! Full of hostels and cute little shops, and a place with some of the most amazing gelato! This truly seemed like a town where people from all over the world retired and opened up a little part time business where they could do what they loved. The calm bay was full of fishing boats, and the streets were busy with trucks, mopeds, surfers and tourists.
Overall, this was such a lovely trip! We are so thankful to have had this opportunity and we hope you enjoy all of the pictures!