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La Costa del Bálsamo

December 31, 2018  —  El Salvador
La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

Here are some landscapes from the country's Western Pacific Coast.

Playa Mizata - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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El Sunzal

El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

The beaches in the region are known for their very good surfing waves. It's here that I was for New Year's Eve with a family where I was camping.

El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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El Tunco

El Tunco - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

Located a few kilometres from El Sunzal beach, El Tunco is way more busy with local tourists. In the afternoon, the beach was packed with people. It's a famous beach for those who like bars, restaurants, and music for partying.

El Tunco - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Tunco - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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La Libertad

La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

The main town on this stretch of coast, La Libertad is known for its criminality, drugs, and its surf beach. A nice combination. It's a place very popular with Salvadorians tourists.

La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
La Libertad - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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New Year

El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
My 'family' for New Year celebrations.

My New Year day was with welcoming family who invited me to celebrate with them. In fact, it's the family who owns the campsite where I stopped for a few days.

El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Disco lights for the dancing that will start later on.
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
It's time for firecrackers, a few minutes before midnight.
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
That's a serious bomb!
El Sunzal - La Costa del Bálsamo - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
The next day, all these papers come from hundreds of firecrackers that were fired by the family.