The entire town comes alive from June 16 to 24, with fun and frolics such as rodeos, pig chasing, and pole climbing.
The tourism office Centro de Informacion Turistico (tel. 505/2568-3022; www.visitanicaragua.com) is located in front of the plaza and is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Although the staff is very helpful, only one person speaks English and works the morning shift. The hostel Casa Oro, 1 block west of the plaza (tel. 505/8458-2415; www.casaeloro.com), does a very good job of keeping people up-to-date with what is going on, what excursions are available, and the ever-changing bus timetable. The website www.sanjuandelsur.org.ni gives limited listings; www.vianica.com is a more comprehensive site, with information such as hotel addresses and telephone numbers. Two other useful sites are www.sanjuandelsurguide.com and www.sanjuansurf.com.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.