Comfortable, clean and affordable; centrally located Casa Mazeta offers the best options for a great stay in the enchanting pueblito of Juayua
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.
These are some of the main events in chronological order;
January: 1st to 15th – Juayua’s Fiestas Patronales … 15days of fun, food and frolics!
25th to 2nd Feb. – Sonsonate (Great to combine with a whale watching tour at Los Cobanos!)
February: 5th to 14th – Ahuachapan (Ask about our tour to the festival and then on to the Hot Springs of Santa Teresa)
March: 17th to 19th – Turin, Ahuahapan (combined with a trip to the hot springs at Atiquizaya)
May: First weekend in May – Festival of Palms and Flowers, Panchimalco (Join us and include this festival with a tour of San Salvador’s highlights)
22nd to 23rd – Acajutla (with some beach time afterwards at Los Cobanos)
June: 19th to 25th – Nahuizalco (Join us and include a hike to Las Cascadas La Golondrinera)
23rd to 29th – Caluco, Sonsonate (let us take you to this festival and also to the hot springs bathing pools of Shutecath)
25th to 29th – Metapan (when Metapan play at home, this stadium is a must visit!)
Clean accommodation at great prices; Bohemian double with open-air hot water shower + toilet in private patio $25; Private ensuite with queen size bed $25; Garden room ensuite $25; Private twin, 2 single beds + shared facilities $20; 6-bed dorm $9. Hot water showers throughout
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 only $15 pp