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Exquisite Tropical Marina Respit

In short this is one of the best marinas in terms of amenities, ambience and price that we’ve seen in all of Central America!

Nestled deep in the tropical estuary, Marina Barillas provided a sanctuary for our sailboat of weary cruisers. The amenities from the boat side panga taxi to shore to the sparkling azure pools (of which there were three to choose from) were an unexpected treat. We opted to spend nearly a week working on our boat in the tranquil water while treating ourselves to mango smoothies and cooling soaks in the pools. For the less sedentary there’s plenty to fill your days as well. We delighted in visiting the spider monkeys, soaking in the natural pools in the sand bar island and were amazed at the phenomenal work of the endangered hawksbill turtle sanctuary. These ingenious conservationists pay local fisherman to locate turtle nests. By purchasing the turtle eggs for conservation they’re helping the endangered hawksbill while compensating the fisherman so they continue their livelihood. Instead of selling the eggs to the market they sell them to consecration!
Highly recommended destination for any boat in El Salvador.

Beautiful Place to Enjoy Nature -Puerto Barillas

Casa de arbol en Puerto Barillas

We stayed here only one night but wished it could have been more. What a setting – the whole area is magical. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the ‘tree houses’ – you felt like you were in the middle of a jungle – so quiet except for the birds in the morning – a welcome sound. We took the boat tour and the views were amazing – saw some birds but it was the middle of the afternoon so not as many as one would see in the morning or early evening,.  (más…)

SF Wanderer, San Francisco, CA

A Hidden Gem in El Salvador, Central America

My husband and I stayed at Port Barillas and enjoyed very much! Is a beautiful place in the middle of nature and birds singing. It has an amazing view, the establishment is clean with pristine pools, is a place to relax and forget the stresses of life. My husband is an avid fisherman so he enjoyed 3 days of fishing. We got an excellent service from the Personnel Office as well from the restaurant. The food is excellent. I liked so much I wanted to stay longer. As I said is a hidden gem in El Salvador. Olga & Billy Scott