San Juan del Sur (NI)

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San Juan del Sur is a municipality (15,553 inhabitants in 2005) and coastal town on the Pacific Ocean, in the Rivas department in southwest Nicaragua. While the local economy was, for many years, based on fishing and shipping, it has shifted towards tourism. In October 2002, to mark the city's 150th anniversary, it was formally designated the "Port of San Juan del Sur" and a "Tourism City of Nicaragua."

San Juan del Sur, set beside a crescent-shaped bay, was founded in 1851. It served as a hub for Cornelius Vanderbilt Lines.

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19th century

Circle SUR in 1895.