Private transport from Managua
You can hire a car at the airport, compare prices with managuaairportcarrental.com
San Juan del Sur is located 140 km from Managua, the capital. Take the main road to Masaya/Granada, turn right at the roundabout when having passed through Masaya towards Catarina/Nandaime/Peñas Blancas (straight on you continue to Granada), continue approx. 15 km and turn right at the Mombacho Vulcano and pass through Nandaime and Rivas in the direction of the Costa Rican border (Peñas Blancas). 12 Km south of Rivas (and 20 km before the Costa Rican border) turn right at “La Virgin” and continue 18 km straight to San Juan. An alternative road goes from Managua to El Crucero, Diriamba, Jinotepe and joins the road to Rivas at Nandaime. The trip takes about 2,5 hours. It’s no problem to reach San Juan with a normal car as the roads are excellent.
Express Taxi and Transfers from Managua
You can contact directly adelanteexpress.com or iskratravel.com . They both offer a reliable, punctual and pleasant service. They have a comfortable car, with AC and exclusively at your service. Their drivers talks English and have a lot of experience and stories about Nicaragua.
The trip from Managua to San Juan del Sur takes 2 hours. They can also bring you to other destinations in Nicaragua and pick you up at any time convenient for you.
See their website for the standard prices (in US Dollars), and coordinate your itinerary directly with them.
Taxi and beach shuttles in San Juan del Sur
There are many taxi drivers in San Juan who can bring you to the beaches. We recommend Sr. Jose Aviles, tel. 85355714. He is a reliable person and charges reasonable prices. He also is available for trips to other cities. Ask us for this prices.
Casa Oro (casaeloro.com) has shuttles to the beach on fixed times.