El Cuco……… El Salvador’s paradise

Posted: September 30, 2014 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel
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After running the gauntlet of flooded roads and cow herds, we pulled into El Cuco just before dark looking for a “tranquillo” spot to refresh our minds and bodies before the mayhem of trying to cross two borders and traverse three Central American countries in one day. Our plan of attack was to chill in El Cuco for a few days, then move on. Getting up early the next day, driving from El Salvador, through Honduras and into Nicaragua was the plan.

With its wide soft black sand beaches, tall palm trees, and constant surf, this has got to be the best spot to be in El Salvador. We arrived just before sunset at the La Tortuga Verde.  We were immediately attracted to this place and fell in love with it as soon as we passed through its gates. La Tortuga Verde is a sea turtle sanctuary, hostel, restaurant, bar, and has a host of activities in which to participate in. All of our favorite things rolled up into one location, you betcha. We patrolled the beach at night, but unfortunately we didn’t spot any turtles. However there were some eggs over in the nursery that were going to hatch within a few days.

Also watch out for the one winged Pelican. He runs the place. It was fun watching him go up to the restaurant window and beg for food.

We only stayed one night and had a great time. The room was clean with a comfortable bed. The beach is gorgeous, and there are plenty of hammocks. The food is reasonably priced to expensive, but quite good, and there are some cheap options within walking distance along the beach

If you’re looking for the best tranquil spot in all of El Salvador, La Tortuga Verde is it. Tomorrow we’ll attempt the two borders and three country crossing adventure.

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