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As one of San Juan del Sur’s premier eco-developments, life at San Juan del Sur is filled with beautiful vistas, fresh air, and endless activities outdoors, whilst still retaining easy access to all the conveniences of modern life.  With 450 acres of pristine Nicaraguan jungle – over 40% of which will forever be preserved in its natural state – El Encanto del Sur is the perfect choice for those seeking a holistic lifestyle filled with balance and serenity. With so much to choose from, where do you start? Here are some of our favorite activities to enjoy at El Encanto del Sur.

Horseback Riding

With its own stableyard and plenty of trails meandering throughout the estate, El Encanto del Sur is the perfect place for equestrian lovers. With an excellent road network complementing the many trails, your riding route is limited only by your imagination. At the end of another beautiful Nicaraguan day, there are few things better than a horse ride to your own secret hilltop location overlooking San Juan and Nacascolo Bay as the sun sets over the glistening Pacific ocean. Truly an unforgettable experience!

Biking & Hiking

For the fitness freaks out there, lace up those Salomon trailblazers and get ready to hit the tracks! Our expertly designed hiking and mountain bike trails range in intensity from beginner to advanced and all feature breathtaking views along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to beat your best time, or just out on a family stroll or cycle, we have the trail for you. With over 20km of trails to choose from, there are endless combinations to keep you exploring and out soaking in the fresh jungle air.

Nothing quite like a sunset ride.


Our sister property, TreeCasa Resort, will feature one of San Juan del Sur’s most highly renowned day spas when it opens in 2021. El Encanto del Sur Members enjoy special discounts and deals so that you can enjoy some of the best pampering in the country. With highly trained masseuses, beauticians, and nail technicians, the TreeCasa Spa will offer first-world treatments in the heart of the Nicaraguan jungle. Launching 2021.


With more and more people recognizing the benefits of yoga every day, El Encanto del Sur and TreeCasa are ready to welcome yogis of all levels to one of several beautiful yoga decks. From tree top canopies overlooking the entire San Juan valley to TreeCasa’s state-of-the-art ocean view studio, find your inner peace wherever resonates with you best. Experienced yoga teachers from around the world are on hand to guide you from beginner to advanced to make sure that you deepen your practice, no matter your level.

Yoga at one of TreeCasa’s magnificent decks.

Bird and Animal Watching

For avid bird and animal watchers, there are few places better than Nicaragua – it has the highest percentage of forest coverage of any of the Central American countries. With miles and miles of untouched beaches and rolling valleys of pristine jungle, there is healthy and vibrant bird life in San Juan del Sur sure to delight novice and seasoned enthusiasts alike. With around 1,400 animal species, some of the animals and birds you will come across are howler monkeys, anteaters, opossums, and many more while bird enthusiasts can delight in caracaras, hawks, herons, egrets, ground doves, parrots, parakeets, toucans, and owls to name but a few.

Short drive to Beach and Surf

El Encanto del Sur’s first phase is just a 5-minute walk from the nearby Nacascolo Bay while some of the region’s best surfing beaches, such as the famous Playa Maderas, are a 10-15 minute drive away. Nicaragua is known worldwide as one of the globe’s surfing capitals and features approximately 300 offshore days a year. For surfing novices, that means that it is almost unrivaled for quality of waves. With surf instructors and board rental facilities at every beach, you’ll be well catered for whether you’re a total kook or a world-class shredder!

Enjoy some of the best surf in the world.

Remote Work with First World Level Internet

It’s a bold new world out there. The pandemic has signalled a massive shift in how and where people work. Luckily, you no longer need to be confided to a small cubicle or office in order to get things done! TreeCasa has just recently added one of the regions best coworking spaces complete with hot desks, meeting pods and fully functional boardroom. All with super fast fibre optic wifi of course! Send that big proposal in the morning, trail bike in the afternoon. This is living done right.


If fancy yourself as having a bit of a green thumb, then Nicaragua is the land for you! Rich volcanic, an abundance of sunshine and ample rain make gardening here an absolute delight. Develop your own piece of paradise or choose to explore the grounds where you’ll find El Encanto del Sur’s orchard tree plantation or TreeCasa’s mini farm, offering the freshest and most delicious farm-to-table feasts. The friendly farm managers are always on hand to explain things to you and TreeCasa also regularly runs farm-to-table cooking classes where you can pick your own produce, learn to prepare it with an expert chef, and then sit down to enjoy it with new friends. Back to basics in the best possible way!

Farm to table freshness.

Art (Makers Studio)

TreeCasa has a rich tradition of welcoming tourists artists from around the world to participate in artistic residencies at the Makers Studios. Whether you are interested in applying for an artistic residency yourself, or simply, wish to enjoy the creativity of others, make sure you check out the Makers Studio and be endlessly inspired by the creations of the human mind.

Music and Dance

TreeCasa is a haven for creators, doers, and makers. With regular music events featuring some of Nicaragua and the world’s top DJs and musicians, you’ll be able to dance the night away under the canopy of the trees. For fans of live music, the amphitheater overlooking the man-made pond provides a concert experience unlike any other in Nicaragua. Keen to get groovy? Regular salsa lessons for you to get into the Latin spirit, lead by expert Salsa dancers who are there for one reason and one reason only – to make you look good! Let your hair down, have a margarita, and get ready to be transported back in time to when rhythm was supreme.

Still not convinced? Check out this amazing video for a real taste of life at El Encanto del Sur. Contact Us for more information.


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