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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  • Beautiful views, reach is tiring, uphill. Since the end of the beach, after a few buildings there is a door, and from there the road is only rise up to Christ. When you arrive you charge to enter, $3 per person or cordoba in equivalence.
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  • Amazing panoramic views of the San Juan del Sur Bay and surrounding areas. We took a taxi to the top of the mountain and walked all the way down to the beach. Best to go about an hour before sunset. T...  more »
  • It's a nice little hike to get to the top but you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the town and ocean. Be sure to go up at sunset.  more »
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  • Incredible view from the top. They have a mini church underneath the statute with history of all other statues around the world. You can walk, drive or even ATV up to the top. I recommend atv. They say it's $1 to get in as a local or $2 as a foreign, but just grab a local and say they are your guide to get in for free
  • $2 entrance fee for an awesome view of all San Juan and nearby beaches. You can drive to a very close parking and walk up. Below the statue there is a mini-chapel. Totally worth seeing.
  • Great views, it's a decent hike about 20-30 minutes of uphill once you are off the beach. $2 entrance fees for foreign tourist. It is very windy so hold onto yours hats!
  • This is a pleasant climb and a refreshing change from the beaches and bars if you're in town for more than a day. Even though it's on a road, there's not much traffic. Extremely efficient half hour uphill, followed by stunning views and profile-worthy photo ops.
  • Great view!! You can drive almost to the top, then there are maybe 50 steps up to the actual statue area. Steps are uneven, definitely not accessible for the mobility-challenged, but if you can, the view is worth the climb!

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The town center, which nudges up to Playa San Jual del Sur, offers everything from budget-friendly hostels to mid-range bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels. The neighborhood of Las Pampas also features plenty of options, with equally good beach access.
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