Juayua lies right at the heart of La Ruta de las Flores, making it by far the best location for exploring this hilly region. All the villages along this famous ‘Flowers Route’ are an easy bus ride away, the longest journey being around 45 minutes. Visit Ataco for it’s colourful murals and arts and crafts stores; Apaneca for the canopy tour (zip-lining) and it’s fun hedge maze; Salcoatitan for it’s elaborate mosaics and typical foods; and Nahuizalco for some of the best carpentry and wicker work in the country. The villages at either end of the route, Sonsonate and Ahuachapan, although not unattractive, are used by most as transport hubs for onward travel.
For even more adventures we offer our fabulous 7 Waterfalls Hike, as well as shorter hikes to Rio Monterrey, Cerro Las Ranas, Cerro El Aguila and, coming soon, we plan hikes to both Volcan Santa Ana y Lago de Coatepeque starting from Casa Mazeta.
And for those desperate for a little beach time, Playa Los Cobanos is certainly doable as a day excursion by local buses. Also, great surfing can be had at nearby Playa La Mizata.
Setting off from Apaneca (…. appropriate graffiti on the wall!)
Samuel and JP at ‘La Laguna de las Ninfas’ ….. before the, ahem, accident!
A little ‘cow-traffic-jam’ on the way
View of Volcan Izalco
‘La Laguna’ in our sights!
Safely, though muddily, arrived at ‘Laguna Verde’
From ‘El Mirador’ at Laguna Verde
Casa Mazeta staff rapelling ‘Cascadas El Bebedero’
Suska half way down!
‘Come to the edge’, they said ……
Paul, safely down and in joyous mood!
Chiquita, enjoying a well-earned bath
Elmer, on the short hike to ‘Los Chorros de la Calera’
Canopy tours at Apaneca, including return transport from Casa Mazeta
Festival of `Los Farolitos`, in Ataco every September