El Salvador is a great destination for kayaking enthusiasts, advanced or newbies. Volcanic calderas, mangrove estuaries, rivers and wetlands are top on the list.
Enjoy the sun while sets on a line of volcanoes at Jiquilisco estuary. Or watch resident and migratory birds flocks at Suchitlán lake on one of the cleanest low impact ways of making tourism.
Pick your your destination: Coatepeque or Ilopango Lakes, two ancient -still active- volcanic calderasSuchitlán, the only man-made and largest lake in El Salvador. Jiquilisco bay and estuary, among the most important wetlands in the country: lush estuaries of mangrove with channels to explore. Or maybe La Barra de Santiago where is still common to spot some crocodile or a “machorra” fish, a living fossil.
A good challenge is going down the flow on Lempa, the longest and most important river in El Salvador. You can try paddling from dam-to-dam or take it easy going down the river to the Ocean.

El Salvador has many different destinations for kayaking.

Depending on the season and destination the tour may include snacks and/or meals cooked fresh.
All services include sit-on-top kayaks, safety gear, drinks, binoculars, transportation from your hotel to the kayaking starting point.
On some occasion inflatable kayaks may be used.


  • Coatepeque: the most beautiful natural lake in El Salvador.
  • Ilopango: the largest natural lake and volcanic caldera.
  • Suchitlán: the only man-made and largest lake in the country.
  • Barra de Santiago: habitat of the tropical gar, a fossil fish.
  • Jiquilisco Bay RAMSAR wetland: enjoy wildlife from spider monkeys to crocodiles
  • Jaltepeque Estuary: a system of canals and mangroves.
  • Lempa River from dam-to-dam or from the river to Pacific Ocean.

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