Quebec to Panama 2017-2019

(North and Central America)
16 months - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Pacific Coast

January 5, 2019  —  El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

One of my favourite places in El Salvador! The beaches along the country's Eastern Pacific Coast are amongst the nicest of all the region. I had the opportunity to camp on this small land where I had access, only for me, to this little house, and a superb swimming pool. All this at only a few dozen metres from the beach.

The beaches in the area all have a surprising characteristic, they are very flat. Entering the water, one notices that the further you get away from the shore, the slope of the ground is very negligible. At 20-30 metres in the ocean, the water level was only a little above my knee. However, some waves were as high as my shoulders.

From this superb campsite, I explored the beaches all around the region.

Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
My personal paradise with a swimming pool, a hammock, and the ocean not far away.
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Playa El Esteron

Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Esteron - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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Playa El Cuco

Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

This beach is the most popular in the area. Even though the littoral is quite scenic, the quantity of people that comes here leads to the eternal problem of trash management.

Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa El Cuco - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Rock formation that separates El Cuco and Las Flores beaches.
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Playa Las Flores

Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Luxury hotel.

As much as the El Cuco beach can be crowded, Las Flores is so much more quiet. Even though they are separated only by a few metres by a rock formation.

Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Hard to be closer to the sea. I could have driven the bike on the beach or even in the ocean, but because of the salt, I refrained from doing so.
Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Las Flores - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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Playa Mango

Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
Playa Mango - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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Playa El Jaguey

Playa El Jaguey - Pacific Coast - El Salvador

Getting close to a big city, the quantity of trash becomes a problem. How sad!

Playa El Jaguey - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Jaguey - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
El Jaguey - Pacific Coast - El Salvador
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Conchagua Volcano

Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador

I am still on the Pacific Coast... almost. I camped at the summit on the Conchagua Volcano in the far-eastern side of El Salvador. From the top of the volcano, there are superb views on Bay of La Unión, the Gulf of Fonseca and its islands, as well as upon three different countries. Indeed, from the volcano, one can peer into El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
The city and the Bay of La Unión.
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
The Gulf of Fonseca.
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
On the volcano, a viewpoint built on a tree.
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador
Volcán Conchagua - El Salvador

At the night comes, one can see the light of the city of La Unión.