To Do in San Juan del Sur: Visit to Parque Aventura Las Nubes

View from Parque Aventura

The school activity of the day today was a trip to an Adventure Park: Parque Aventura Las Nubes. It is an amazing mountain preserve, with hiking trails, beautiful views both east and west, and plant and animal life. If you’re near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, it’s well worth a visit to Parque Aventura Las Nubes.


Nubes are clouds, and you are in a park in the clouds. The elevation is pretty high – we took a 4 wheeler to get up there – and the payoff is beautiful views. On a clear day you can see the Ometepes to the east. Stunning.

Ometepe Islands view from Parque Aventura las Nubes
View eastward to the volcanoes of Ometepe Islands
Costa Rica view from a visit to Parque Aventura las Nubes
View west of the Pacific and Costa Rica

wildlife in the park

Finally I got to see monkeys (monos, as they are called in Spanish), and hopefully it wasn’t the last time. The park is home to many different animals, but I really wanted to see a monkey.

Howler Monkey at Parque Aventura las Nubes
Howler Monkey

In addition to the monkeys, we saw a sloth!, butterflies, and iguanas. Sloths are so cute, but they really blend in with the surroundings.

Sloth in a tree

We got close up with iguanas, I even got to hold one – there’s video below.


Oh, I also saw a mini tarantula – which I did not touch.

Baby tarantula

Park activities

The park also has zip lines and children’s play areas, which we didn’t use. We did a little bit of hiking, enjoyed the views and spotted animals.

It was a pretty cool way to spend an afternoon! They even have a bar/café there with a gorgeous view.

restaurant Parque Aventura las Nubes
Restaurant at Parque Aventura

All the people working there are very nice. As I said, if you’re in San Juan del Sur, enjoy yourself with a visit to Parque Aventura Las Nubes.

Video of one of the monkeys:

Here’s me and the iguana:

We went on a lot of excursions in San Juan del Sur, including a cooking class

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Author: Mel

Living aboard a sailboat, blogging about the places we visit and the adventures we have. Love hiking, cycling, scuba, animals and adventure.

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