Santa Ana, El Salvador colcanic crater lake

El Salvador

 

Out love story with El Salvador the moment we left the boat and entered La Union. People were beaming at us and welcoming us to their country. El Salvador’s beaches are not just a surfing hotspot but with its vast and deserted coastline the perfect spot to relax and marvel incredible sunsets!

San Salvador also boasts impressive volcanos and exciting cities. The “bien fresco Ruta de las Flores” features the most colorful villages in the world!

Don’t skip El Salvador due to its bad press. El Salvadorians are ready for visitors and will welcome you with open arms!

Copan, Honduras
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Copan - a pleasant if not surprising stop in Honduras

We traveled to Central America a couple of times and had the chance to see several Maya sites along the way. Each impressive in its own way. Contrary to other Maya ruins across Central America. You'll often have Copan to yourself. The mysterious archaeological site boasts remarkable hieroglyphics and sculptures. On top of that, the town of Copan itself is drop-dead charming.
Santa Ana, El Salvador colcanic crater lake
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Santa Ana - a volcanic crater lake and colonial charm

Excited for the last volcano for this journey was awaiting us tomorrow. Volcano Santa Ana's incredibly impressive crater marks the highlight for many travelers coming to El Salvador for a good reason. We were left speechless (and breathless) when we first set our eyes on the turquoise crater lake.
Travel El Salvador: Ataco on Ruta de las Flores, El Salvador
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Ruta de Las Flores - picturesque trip through colorful villages

El Salvador's Ruta de las Flores is a real gem. The 40 km winding road is seamed by the picturesque villages with excellent food markets. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do from discovering coffee plantations to volcano hikes and swims under stunning waterfalls.
Suchitoto, El Salvador colorful houses
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Suchitoto - the place of flowers and birds

Suchitoto almost feels like a little journey in time and space after we visited busy San Salvador. The city's name originates from the Nahual language and translates into "place of flowers and birds." Known as the cultural capital, Suchi's colorful historic houses are home to art galleries, boutique hostels, and NGOs. On top of that, little Suchitoto offers and exciting surrounding for outdoor and history enthusiasts.
San Salvador, centro Historico
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San Salvador - a resilient capital, rich in history, scars and hope

San Salvador, El Salvador's resilient heart. The capital bears deeps scares, many of them still visible at Centro Histórico and in the hearts and memories of its inhabitants. Its heartache was omnipresent, yet the city's fierce determination for a better future, its hopes and aspirations are infectious and the reason why San Salvador is our favorite capital in Central America.
El Salvador's best beaches: Playa esteron, El Cuco at sunset
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Surfing El Salvador: Discover El Cuco & Playa Las Flores

El Cuco is a sleepy little village. It’s busier on the weekends as many El Salvadorians come to enjoy the stunning beaches. El Cuco is winged by two impressive beaches on either side, Playa Esteron, a remote white-grey sand beach, and Playa Las Flores, which boasts world-class waves for surfing.
Border crossing by boat from Nicaragua to El salvador
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Golfo de Fonseca - our most unique border crossing

Golfo de Fonseca, an archipelago shared by Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, a former playground for pirates, afforded us with the most stunning and relaxing border crossing experience in our backpacking history.