"Food festival in Juayúa" Juayùa by MalenaN

Juayùa Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 104 photos

Juayúa is a charming little town along Ruta de Las Flores. It was founded in 1577, but the area was inhabited long before that. In Nahuatl Juayúa means River of the purple orchids. In the town there is a central plaza with a park. Around it there is a white church, some shops and cafés.

In the surroundings there are mountains, coffee plantations and waterfalls. It’s a good area for nice hikes. As Juayua is situated 1060 metres above sea level there is also a pleasant climate.

Many tourists come here for the nature, but most visitors come during the weekend when there is a food festival where you can try many El Salvadorian dishes, but also international ones. The festival has taken place in Juayúa since 1997. As Juayúa get many visitors there is a good choice of accommodation and tours to choose from.

  • Last visit to Juayùa: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 24, 2009
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  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    I'm going to El Salvador next week, I can't wait!! Great page!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    Yet another interesting page - the church looks lovely as do the waterfalls, and I like the sound of your little hostel.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Oh wow, this 7 Waterfall tour is gorgeous! Love your travelouges! And yes, I would also love to be in a hammock richt now, the one on the hotel balcony!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    The Church looks beautiful & the food festival good fun!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    great updates, Malena, the seven waterfalls-tour looks great and refreshing and the white church looks very special on your pics against the dark sky !

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    I'm glad I came back for more of Juayùa! Your hike to the waterfalls sounds very enticing but that was a scary experience at Chorros de la Calera! I would not mind being in El Salvador right now!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2009 at 4:53 AM

    Wow, you had a weird experience in that second tunnel (and on the bus from Juayúa to Santa Ana for that matter), but otherwise this sounds like an interesting and worthwhile destination.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2009 at 4:41 AM

    Great photos, helpful tips, and interesting stories! I really like your food tips -- especially the one about riguas. Looks delicious! Your hostel also looks like a great find. Cheers, Bill

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 3:23 AM

    Ah...sounds delicious. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Seven waterfalls tour must have been a very pleasant hike! Beautiful pictures! This church is so lovely and riguas sound very delicious! A food festival? Oh, I'm quite curious. It looks I was too quick and the page is not finished yet?

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