Sightseeing in Suchitoto

If you’re searching for colonial Salvadorian charm, look no further than Suchitoto. Roughly an hour and a half north east of San Salvador, Suchitoto is a peaceful town with a ton of charm. When we arrive, the hotel we had picked out ahead of time is closed – for the season or for good, I’m not sure….

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Traveling the Ruta de las Flores

The main reason for coming to this area of El Salvador is to visit the small towns along the Ruta de las Flores. The three most frequented are Juayua, Ataco and Apaneca. I also visit La Ceiba (not to be confused with the city of the same name in Honduras) on a last second whim….

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Ruinas Mayas in El Salvador

“Central America is famous for it’s Mayan ruins. So El Salvador must have some of their own, right?” This was the thought that went through my mind when I was trying to find things to do on my trip. Once again, my research online turned up few results, but I did see 3 sites that might…

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Hiking the Santa Ana Volcano

El Salvador isn’t exactly on the tourist circuit, so when I started searching for information on hiking the Santa Ana volcano, I found very little. There are a few blogs out there that have some details, but not as much as I was looking for. I’m going to try to remedy that here. It’s a long post…

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Wandering the Streets of Santa Ana

It’s time to trade the sandy beaches and colorful reefs of Roatan for the city streets of Santa Ana, El Salvador! I would be sad to be leaving if I wasn’t looking forward to exploring a new country. Hello El Salvador! You look so pretty from the air! As I usually do when planning a trip, I…

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Relaxing on a Deserted Island

Last week I left off after telling you about the first part of our sailing trip – two snorkel stops and exploring a pretty beach. But there’s still so much left in our day! After we leave the beach, we have roughly an hour long boat ride to our next stop – a deserted island. I’m…

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Sailing Takes Me Away

Ahhh sailing. You’re the best. Well, more specifically in this case, boating. It’s not really a sailboat. Which is a good thing, because we’re going around the entire island today, and a sailboat may take awhile. We’ll spend the whole day circumnavigating the island of Roatan with several snorkel stops and lunch on a tiny deserted…

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Diving Mary’s Place

As I mentioned in my post about Prince Albert Wreck, Mary’s Place is one of the dives I most want to do on this trip. So I’m thrilled when Emma meets a bartender at Sundowner’s who also happens to be a dive master at Barefoot Divers, the shop closest to these dives. He offers to extend…

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A Beautiful Wedding on the Beach

It’s a beautiful day for a wedding! After our morning dive, it’s time for the main event. The reason we’re all on this island. The Wheeler-Jones wedding, of course! The wedding is at Sunset House, about halfway between West End and West Bay. Fortunately the water taxi is only $3 per person and drops us…

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It’s Time for Turtles!

Today’s post is all about the turtles! I don’t really know why I find these guys so appealing, but any time I see one while diving, I just want to swim along with it, wherever it may go. We see turtles on four of our dives. Below is a selection of my favorite photos. There…

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Wreck Diving – Spooky or Intriguing?

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself! Yes, I think I’m hilarious. Today I’m sharing photos from our wreck dives. We end up diving 2 wrecks in Roatan – El Aguila and Prince Albert. During my planning for this trip, I read through 100 Diving Sites: Underwater Paradises Around the Globe for any recommendations of must-see dive…

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Caribbean Vibes in West End

I know you probably won’t believe me when I tell you this, but it’s been almost a year since I’ve had a real vacation. I’m really looking forward to a few weeks off in Central America. I have done quite a bit of traveling this year, but some of it was for work and the rest was…

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