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Loma Pacific Marlin, San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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All reviews entrance fee steep hike small chapel worth the effort view of the bay follow the signs worth the climb great hike paved road walk up views are spectacular san juan statue of christ worth the trip costa rica in town statues
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a ride up to the statue and then walked back to town along the beach. The view from Cristo de a Misericordia was amazing in all directions. Definitely worth the trip!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pictures, amazing sunsets and you can see Costa Rica on a clear day. You can drive almost all the way up and walk 100 stairs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 9 February 2019

I have hiked up this hill three times (although I believe you can also drive) and the view is definitely worth it. There is a quaint little chapel at the top and also a history of the statue.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 855kariz
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

It's an amazing place with a breathtaking view of San Juan del Sur bay, the town and other near beaches. It's quite a walk to go up there, from the parking lot you still have to go up around 96 steps (very steep) but trust...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frederick_Jimenez
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

One a must do things in San Juan del Sur, very easy walk to the viewpoint. Accessible for everyone, my 18 months old son even walks up. The view is gorgeous !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank russellsmanagement_1
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Great Hike to the Top Best Vantage Point to View San Juan Del Sur. Worth the Hike. Great Photo Opportunity

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonF276
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Whether taking the very steep path from sea level to 450 asl or taking a taxi $15-20 round trip) this is a ‘must do’ in San Juan del Sur. Be aware that even when taking a taxi there are still over 100 steps to climb...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AAW535
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Walking up a steep hill to visit the Christ of Mercy statue from the other end of the beach was tough going in the heat, but well worth the reward of spectacular views. It took about an hour to reach the statue. We walked along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank julia f
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You can see this impressive, colossal statue of the Christ of Mercy from "town" when you are in San Juan del Sur. It is situated 120 meters above sea level and reminds me a lot of the Christ statue in Havana, Cuba. It is the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Normally I look for places from you can appreciate the city and this was the best place. If you are thinking go walking is possible (as I did) but if you are not used to hiking can be extremely exhausting!!! Entrance fee is cheap and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EduardoMejiaC
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18 December 2016|
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Response from ZnGTravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can totally drive a regular car up. It’s steep but the road is paved and in good condition.
17 November 2016|
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Response from arahrk | Reviewed this property |
Yes cruise port is very close, maybe 1/4mile from where we started. I recommend walking along the beach (cross a small river) until you get to the last road, then take a right. The last road looks kind of like a concrete... More