Category Tours:

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

 

 

 

Day Tours with transport

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

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

Los Chorros de la Calera

One of El Salvador´s most famous sights, these waterfalls are an easy 30 minutes hike from Casa Mazeta

Seven Waterfalls tour

Come with Hostal Casa Mazeta on this energetic and exhilarating, 6 hour hike.

Bring your hiking boots, sunscreen, speedos and a bag full of energy. We´ll take you through coffee fincas and pristine tropical forest, with spectacular mountain and volcano views – you can see all 3 volcanoes … Izalco, Ilamatepec and Cerro Verde! We will pass by many waterfalls, and at one point free rappel down through a 40 metre cascade.

The hike is up to around six hours, at an easy, steady pace …. you will never be rushed. Our experienced guide will take a leisurely pace, pointing out the flora and fauna on the way, and allowing plenty of time to take photos or simply take in mother nature.

At the last of the falls ´Los Chorros de la Calera´, we will prepare a picnic lunch for you while you take a refreshing swim in these crystal clear waters.

This hike costs from only $14.00 pp (depending on group size) and includes experienced guide and picnic lunch. The group can generally decide at what time they would like to start, although we recommend setting off between 6:00 am and 8:00 am to avoid the heat of the day (and, at weekends, to take advantage of the food festival to replace all that spent energy!)