Category Highlights of El Salvador:

Feria Gastronomica

Every Saturday and Sunday, all year round, tourists and day trippers, foreign and local alike, flock into Juayua for it´s fantastic food festival. With around 50 stalls selling everything from rabbit, frog and iguana to more typical fare such as steak and prawns, chorizos and grilled chicken, there is something for everyone.

 

Tasty prawns and tender steak

Tasty prawns and tender steak

Always a large variety of foods

Always a large variety of foods

Frog, grilled or marinated

Frog, grilled or marinated

Desserts too

Desserts too

Tacos and kebabs

Tacos and kebabs

An assortment of natural refreshments

An assortment of natural refreshments

Flora and fauna at Casa Mazeta

Our tropical gardens are designed to attract an abundance of butterflies,  bees and birds, among them these delicate little hummingbirds

Day tours with Casa Mazeta

Buggy Tours, Rapelling, Waterfall Hikes, and a variety of hikes and adventures lasting two hours to two days (with transport and professional driver where necessary)

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

Heading homeward

 

 

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

Villages on La Ruta de las Flores

Concepcion de Ataco – just 30 fun minutes on local bus from Casa Mazeta and Juayua ! Bi-lingual guided tours available, including visit to a coffee ´beneficio´, or you can go it alone. We have all the info you need to spend some wonderful time exploring the whole area.

View overlooking Ataco from ¨Cielito Lindo¨ (the cross on the hill)

View overlooking Ataco from ¨Cielito Lindo¨ (the cross on the hill)

Ataco

One of the many colourful painted houses of this beautiful artisans village

One of the many colourful painted houses of this beautiful artisans village

... where pigs might indeed fly !

… where pigs might indeed fly !

Depictions of ´las alfombras´ of Easter week

Depictions of ´las alfombras´ of Easter week

 

Ice creams available always, everywhere !

Ice creams available always, everywhere !

Rural scenes and giant sunflowers

Rural scenes and giant sunflowers

Ben getting in with a touch of footie with the local ´cipotes´

Ben getting in with a touch of footie with the local ´cipotes´

Ancient working looms at Axul

Ancient working looms at Axul

Setting up the threads

Setting up the threads

Colourful indigenous scenes

Colourful indigenous scenes

Seka and I in the church´s bell tower

Seka and I in the church´s bell tower

 

 

 

Depicting ´Los Farolitos´ - a huge festival of lanterns every September 7th

Depicting ´Los Farolitos´ – a huge festival of lanterns every September 7th

 

 

 

Juayua´s festival del Cristo Negro

Held in the first two weeks of January every year, Juayua´s festival includes the food fair every single day, parades and beauty pageants, games and races and live music, fun-fairs and candy floss; all culminating in one of the grandest festivals on the 15th January. It´s almost carnival !!

Great hiking tours

From energetic hikes to casual strolls throughout the region, all with fully experienced local guides, plus all the travel info & tips you need to make the most of your stay.                              7 waterfalls tour from $12 pp

Day Tours with transport

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Tours offered by Casa Mazeta, including zip-lining, hot springs, volcano climbs, Tazumal and more

Some flora and a little fauna, at Casa Mazeta

… we are on ´La Ruta de las Flores´, after all! The tropical gardens at Casa Mazeta include all kinds of flora from exotic orchids to vibrant fuchsias to lush roses. You will find sabila (aloe vera) spider plants, ferns, chinese evergreen, snake plants and peace lillies; as well as chillies, rosemary, mint, oregano and other useful kitchen herbs and spices.

Lay back in one of our handcrafted hammocks and enjoy the sights!

The best hostal in Juayua

Casa Mazeta offers you a free welcome drink; large garage for safe parking; free internet & wi-fi; hot water showers; laundry service; free use of kitchen; book exchange; huge DVD collection; ping pong table, board games, and dartboard

Hostal Casa Mazeta, Juayua, El Salvador

The perfect introduction to Juayua and ´La Ruta de las Flores´.

Clean, centrally-located hostel offers a friendly, family ambience in a beautiful, converted colonial house. Salvadoran / English owners speak both English and Spanish fluently.

Roses by night

Roses by night

Los Chorros de la Calera from above

Sam enjoying the tranquility of our hammocks and gardens

Beautiful tropical flowers

Garden Patio

Spacious dorm room with bathroom adjacent

Getting to grips with an ´Elote Loco´

 

Casa Mazeta Hostel

Casa Mazeta Hostal

kick back and chill in one of our hammocks

Kick back and chill in one of our hammocks

The infinity pool that is ´Los Chorros de la Calera´, 30 minutes from Casa Mazeta

Coming down one of the falls on the exhilarating ´Seven Waterfalls Tour´ with Casa Mazeta

Just one of the hostels great hikes

Los Chorros de la Calera