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San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua-port

San Juan del Sur is Nicaragua’s hidden gem with its brown-sugar beach and colonial architecture. Watch surfers effortlessly ride the roaring waves of the Pacific while enjoying typical dishes from one of the many restaurants that line the shore. At night, this beautiful fishing village transforms into the premier destination for partygoers, as it is also home to popular beachfront bars and nightclubs.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Amayo Hacienda Experience & Lake Nicaragua
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Back to the Pastgranada By Boat & Carriage
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Colonial Granada
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Colonial Granada & Boat Tour
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Granada, Masaya Market, Volcano & Shopping
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Granadas Nature & Colonial Architecture
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Masaya Volcano & Catarina
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mombacho Volcano Hike
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent ChoiceMeal

Amayo Hacienda Experience & Lake Nicaragua

Light Activity /Walking Meal

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: SJD-007

Immerse yourself in Nicaraguan country life by visiting an extraordinary lakeside hacienda, where you will dine, swim, enjoy live music and take in breathtaking views of volcanoes.

After departing from the pier, you will drive for approximately forty-five minutes through lush, emerald-green countryside to beautiful Amayo Hacienda on Lake Nicaragua, the country’s largest lake. Once owned by the king of Spain, the estate is now in the hands of the Barrios family, who have graciously opened their doors so you can experience Nicaraguan country life.

While visiting the hacienda, you are free to choose your own activities, and there are plenty of relaxing and highly entertaining opportunities. You might stroll the grounds admiring the tropical vegetation and stunning views of nearby volcanoes, enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake, and even learn to milk a cow in the estate’s dairy. All the while, a Nicaraguan live band will play folkloric tunes in the background, adding a wonderful festivity to the experience.

Still, the day’s highlight is the Caballo Bayo lunch buffet of authentic Nicaraguan cuisine. It’s a bounty of traditional dishes such as annatto-marinated pork, shredded beef stew, blood sausage, mashed beans, boiled yucca, fried plantains and most anything else you can imagine. It’s an absolute feast that you are welcome to indulge in repeatedly.

Following your time enjoying the hospitality of the Barrios family at Amayo Hacienda, you will travel back to the pier, filled with wonderful memories of your Nicaraguan country experience.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests’ discretion, but can include natural and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light clothing to include a sweater for the coach; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Anyone wishing to swim does so at their own risk and responsibility and should bring a swimsuit and a towel from the ship.