Tag: river

KAYAKING ON RIVERS, LAKES, ESTUARIES AND RAMSAR SITES

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.

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MORAZÁN PROVINCE AND PERQUÍN, A GUERRILLA’S CAPITAL

“Where the wind whispers stories”.

The small mountain town of Perquín is home to the Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña. Here a former guerrilla fighter turned into Museum Guide will tell you the story from the perspective of guerrilla army. With exhibits of weapons, war trophies, important documents, photos and political propaganda posters used during the conflict. There is also a recreation of the clandestine Radio Venceremos transmission studio with some of the original equipment displayed.

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TAMANIQUE WATERFALLS

Las Cascadas de Tamanique is a series of waterfalls along El Sunzal river, up in El Bálsamo mountain range. This waterfalls go from few meters to more than forty meters high.
It is a short walk from Tamanique village through cornfields and forest to reach the river and the first pond. Besides here you can jump into the cool waters before the next one with more than 20 meters high.
If you’re brave enough (and conditions allow it) you can reach the highest of them all after a challenging hike (and climb) in the gore.
You can check details of the walk here
Don’t forget your swim suit and towel.