Most recently Aracne Rappelling Tours has introduced a thrilling decent down the 300 foot ocean front cliffs at the lighthouse just south of town. After a short narrated hike, you are geared up and given instruction for your exhilarating vertical descent. At the bottom, you exchange your helmet for a life vest and a short swim to the boat which takes you back to town. Based in San Juan del Sur, owners of Aracne Rappelling Tours also own and operate the Casa Ariki Guesthouse. More information can be found on their website http://www.aracnerappel.com/
Riding a horse on the beach is on the 'bucket list' for many people and there's no better place to do it than in San Juan del Sur with Rancho Chilamate Horseback Adventures. Considered the number one thing to do based on numerous Trip Advisor reviews, Rancho Chilamate prides themselves in offering informative, exciting, intimate adventures for small groups of enthusiastic travelers. Tours begin at the ranch house where you are geared up with cowboy hats, boots and a photo shoot and then once mounted, the horseback adventure takes you through the nearby rural community, over hills, down river beds to arrive on the secluded beach where CBS filmed Survivor Nicaragua a few years earlier. Rides are scheduled at low tide to ensure a bigger, better beach. Rates and riding schedule can be found on their website www.ranchochilamate.com
And then there's Jungle Paintball, a 6000 square foot skateboard park and an Airbag drop from a 20 foot tower - all newly added adrenaline activities currently offered at The Surf Ranch, Nicaragua`s first and only extreme sports resort in San Juan del Sur. www.surfranchnicaragua.com
In addition to the ATV rentals offered in town, you can now rent side-by-side Dune Buggies from Gomza Transportation or a Classic Toyota Land Cruiser from Johnny (cruisersnicaragua.com)
And to bring it down a bit, enjoy the new beach massage offered by Energy Touch Custom Body Therapy operating on the nearby Playa el CoCo (amtamember.com/
According to statistics provided by the Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR) in 2011, Nicaragua received more than one million tourists with a growth of 4.8 percent. Tourism has been one of the most vibrant sectors of the Nicaraguan economy and signs indicate sustained growth for the future as well.
So it is of no surprise that new and exciting land-based adventures have surfaced to add to the many reasons to visit San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
To make your adventure planning a little easier, Rancho Chilamate has compiled
a great list of things to do in addition to their horseback riding adventures. Here’s the A to Z Guide of San Juan del Sur Surf and Turf Adventures guaranteed to make your heart pump a little faster – with some helpful links to get you going. http://www.ranchochilamate.com/