Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, San Juan del Sur

Hike up to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, a vantage point dominated by a colossal statue of the Christ of Mercy. Located on a hill overlooking the city of San Juan del Sur, the statue depicts Jesus with an index finger pointed towards the south. Drive up the hill to the parking lot and climb up the stairs, or brave the entire ascent on foot to reach the imposing monument. From the lookout point you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Put Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia into our San Juan del Sur trip builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A place that if you go to San Juan de el Sur you must visit if or if not you forget the camera, the photos from here are spectacular, if you go on foot carried enough water for the journey, it is enough to walk but worth it.
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  • Whether taking the very steep path from sea level to 450 asl or taking a taxi $15-20 round trip) this is a ‘must do’ in San Juan del Sur. Be aware that even when taking a taxi there are still over 100...  more »
  • Walking up a steep hill to visit the Christ of Mercy statue from the other end of the beach was tough going in the heat, but well worth the reward of spectacular views. It took about an hour to reach ...  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place. The view....you have to go for that view. One word: "amazing", nature is something else!
  • Nice view over SJDS. Short but steep hike from town (~2km). Doable in flip-flops. A man at the gate asked for 60c per person which corresponds to the 2$ tourist price advertised several times during the hike. It won’t be the most spectacular thing you’d have done during your trip but still a fun activity that doesn’t take much time off your day.
  • Beautiful overview. Nice workout. We found two dead huge tarantulas here and there.. (?!?)
  • Beautiful lookout point on top of the hill accompanied with a big and amazing Jesus statue. They charge 2 USD entry for tourists and its totally worth it. Enjoy the beautiful views up there along with a nice breeze to keep you from catching fire from the heat.
  • Tough hike up in the heat so bring water! The views are spectacular and worth the effort. They charge $2 entrance per person which I wasn't aware of.
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