Da’Flying Frog Zip-Line Canopy Tour - The Zip Line Canopy tour will send you sailing through the canopy top eye level with howler monkeys. Be sure to bring your camera and wear closed toed shoes. The tour consists of 17 stations and 2.5 kilometers of pure Jungle. The entire tour takes approximately 2 hours to complete. You can schedule the exact date and time of your canopy tour with the front desk any day except for Sundays when the zip-line is closed for business.
Cost : $30 per person
Farm Tour - Get a taste of the real Nicaragua! We’ll take you to a local farm where you can milk the cows and chase the chickens! The price includes breakfast and transport. Kids are welcome.
Cost : $35 per person
Hermosa Beach Trip - Leave your wetsuit at you home! Off shore breezes and warm waves is Nicaragua’s best natural resource if you ask the locals. Head to Playa Hermosa for surf lessons or a relaxing day at the beach. If you are lucky, you might even get to witness baby turtles released into the wild from the local hatchery on site. Catch a shuttle to Playa Hermosa directly from Villas de Palermo any day of the week by giving the front desk 24 hour notice. The daily beach shuttles depart from the hotel at 10am and return around 5pm. Hermosa beach has a bar and grill, showers, restroom facilities and hammocks so be sure to bring cash if you want to eat meals at the beach. Surf lessons and surfboard rentals can be made directly at the beach and paid for in cash directly to the surf instructor.
Cost : $10 per person for round roundtrip beach transport and entry fee.
2 Hour ATV Rentals - Get ready to get dirty! Our local experts will provide you with all the information that you need to know about exploring the beach, trails and hills of San Juan del Sur on 4 wheels!
$120 Includes: 2 ATV’s for 2 people for a 2 hour session with an expert local guide
$85 Includes: 1 ATV for 2 people for a 2 hour session with an expert local guide.
Horseback Riding - We have partnered with Playa Hermosa Surf Camp and Finca Palermo to offer daily horseback rides on the farm and local beaches. All of our rides include a local guide. Be sure to wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Prices vary depending on the length and location of your ride. Riding is always weather permitting so be sure to book in advance.
Cost : 2 Hour Ride – $60 for 2 people
Catamaran Sailing Adventure - Sail away to Playa Blanca for a beautiful protected cove north of San Juan del Sur. This popular 1/2 day sail is the perfect combination of a relaxed sailing adventure with fun beach time for swimming. The sail includes an assortment of appetizers, Flor de Cana cocktails and national beer. Duration 1-6pm.
Cost : $60 per person
(There is a 5 person minimum to sail so be sure to sign up in advance.)
Cooking Classes - Choose from the below selection of specialty cooking classes with our expert chef.
1) Decorative Art from Fruits and Vegetables – Learn how Nicaraguan chefs create spectacular table decorations from fruits and vegetables. Add a carved dove to your dining table during your next dinner party, after you return home.
2) Bartending with Fresh Tropical Fruits – Learn how to make the local drinks – both alcoholic and virgin. Enjoy a selection of Nicaraguan appetizers while learning to make several tropical drinks. Impress your friends with a new tropical flair to your BBQ’s when you return home.
3) Serve up your fresh, whole fried snapper or fresh ceviche – Bring your catch of the day to our chef and have him prepare your dinner – or spend an hour together and learn how to make a whole fresh red snapper shine at your dinner table when you return home! The cost of your fishing trip is not included, but we will help you schedule your trip and provide round-trip transportation to and from the port.
4) Marinated and charred authentic Nicaraguan BBQ – Nothing says Nicaragua, liked grilled plantains, carne asada and gallo pinto! Our chef will teach you the secrets to get that extra flavor which makes the local dishes. Make your next BBQ special with the Nicaraguan specials you have enjoyed during your stay at Villas de Palermo.
Cost : $20 per person