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Lost in a Volcano Crater

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Adventures, Central America, El Salvador

Laguna de Alegría

Laguna de Alegría

While staying in Alegría, El Salvador it’s necessary to visit Laguna de Alegría, a green hot spring fed sulfur lake inside the crater of volcano Tecapa that exudes mysticism.  From Alegría’s town center you can easily walk 45 minutes in sandals along a cobblestone road or hire a guide to take you on a 2-hour hike up and over the crater’s ridge then down to the lakes edge.  Of course, Aracely and I opted for the hike.  Our hostel recommended a local 21 year old to guide us with complete confidence. (more…)

Discover Flowers of Alegria El Salvador

| by Jason | 1 Comment » | Central America, El Salvador

Alegria's Town Square

Alegria's Town Square

Alegria is located in the Usulután department of El Salvador and can be considered one of the most beautiful small towns tourists will visit in the country.  If traveling to Alegria from San Salvador, expect 5 hours of traveling on various buses, but you can be assured you will be pleasantly rewarded.  Alegria is a town famous for flowers, which is easily recognized once you enter the town square.  Rose bushes, sunflowers, anthuriums and orchids all rest in brick beds surrounded in tile.  Two large gazebos sit across from each other, providing a perfect setting for concerts and town gatherings.  But, this wasn’t the first thing that caught our eye.  What stood out most to Aracely and I was how clean the streets were. (more…)

Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

| by Jason | 2 Comments » | Central America, El Salvador

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Sulfur Lake in Santa Ana Volcano Crater

Santa Ana was our second city we traveled to in El Salvador and it is also their second largest city.  As we arrived to the city, it was clear that buses handle most transportation.  The number of buses arriving and departing was staggering, and the exhaust pollution was just as bad.  I was eager to get off the bus to clear my burning eyes.  During our 2 days walking the streets we did not see one other international tourist.  It’s important to note that we are also visiting during the low season. (more…)

Seven Waterfalls in Juayúa, El Salvador

| by Aracely | 3 Comments » | Adventures, Central America, El Salvador

Seven Waterfalls Tour

When we decided to begin our journey in Central America, El Salvador was the country we decided to avoid.  The decision was not based on any specific reason, we simply preferred a more direct route south and planned to travel from Guatemala to Honduras to Nicaragua and onwards.  However, with Honduras’ current political instability, which is causing some border issues, we decided to take a detour through El Salvador instead. (more…)