"Barra de Santiago" Barra de Santiago by MalenaN
Barra de Santiago Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 65 photos
Barra de Santiago is a small fishing village in western El Salvador. I only passed the village itself by bus as I continued another 3 km to Capricho Beach House. Capricho Beach House is situated near La Bocana, where you have the ocean on one side and the estuary and mangrove reserve on the other side. This part of Barra de Santiago is a protected nature reserve and it is rich in plants and animals. Along the calm waters of the estuary there are some quite big houses owned by rich El Salvadorians.
Along the Pacific Ocean there are kilometres of empty beach where you can take nice long walks or swim. Barra de Santiago is said to be good for surfing. I’m not a surfer, but were asked if I didn’t want to take a lesson, and if I had stayed longer I might have done that. I did go on a canoe trip to the estuary and mangrove reserve though. In August - November when the giant sea turtle lay their eggs you can go on a turtle spotting trip and visit a turtle conservation project. Another thing you can do in Barra de Santiago is deep sea fishing. And in this tranquil place it is of course great to relax in a hammock with a good book.
I found the food at Capricho Beach house to be overpriced and I was still hungry after my meals. When I arrived I... more travel advice
The mangrove forest in Barra de Santiago is one of the largest in El Salvador and it is rich in plants and animals. At... more travel advice
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