El Salvador is the neighboring country of Guatemala, yet so very few people go there and even less know
anything about this country. So for that reason, and many others, we decided this would make a great 5
We took this trip 2 weeks after K boy’s US passport was issued and at the age of 6 months K boy has
visited his first international hot spot.
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While doing research, I spoke to the 2 people that I knew that had visited El Salvador, one of them was
actually from there. They both said to get to San Salvador is 4 hours. The one that was from El Salvador
has said that she and her family had made this trip in 4 hours and her brother, because he drives fast,
has done it in 3.
So we planned accordingly.
After doing lots and lots of research I decided on 2 locations for the 5 days. Neither of them were to be
anywhere near San Salvador. Even though, no one really knows much about this country, everyone can
passionately tell you all about the gang problems in San Salvador. So to be safe, we decided to avoid this
area at all costs.
The two spots I landed on was Suchitoto – a colonial town next to a gorgeous lake.
Playa Tunco – El Salvador has some of the most beautiful beaches in Central America and some of the
best breaks. I wanted to chill on the beaches while International Dad and B boy take surf lessons. Playa Tunco seemed like the best option for both!
Lee mas sobre qué hacer en El Salvador y a donde ir.
We piled into the car with the MIS-conception that it’s only 4 hours.
5 hours later we were STILL in Guatemala and extremely unhappy. Finally after crossing the border after
dark, something we wanted to avoid, we started looking for our first top – Suchitoto. Circling round and
round, we couldn’t for the life of us find the turn off. After asking at least 4 different people- none of
which ever heard of Suchitoto, we had to give them a spot close to the colonial town . From there it was