El Salvador, A photo Journal-Part II

El Salvador, A photo Journal-Part II
 Yay! got our visa extension!

Yay! got our visa extension!

Short visit to San Salvador to get 3 more months on our visas, pretty easy going ride, just a little paper work, some photocopies and a good amount of patience.

 Camping in the crater of a dormant volcano

Camping in the crater of a dormant volcano

 On the way to Laguna de Alegria

On the way to Laguna de Alegria

 Breakfast and cold mornings

Breakfast and cold mornings

We headed for the mountains for a change, usually we stick to the coast for the waves, but a little break of the heat and the salty air couldn't hurt. We met our friends John and Mandi up there and camped together under the quiet stars, enjoyed the cold nippy air and swam in the Emerald of Central America: Laguna de Alegria, which is famous for its medicinal properties because of its high sulfur content.

 Endless surf possibilities in South El Salvador

Endless surf possibilities in South El Salvador

Inevitably we headed back to the coast for more surf. We visited some of the most epic surf spots in El Sal, and the good thing is that they were all very close to each other. Las Flores is a famous surf spot but we didn't get it as good as it can be. Regardless, we found a great camping location and met again with some radical friends from the road: Stevie and Marley, driving from Patagonia to Canada.

 Sunrise at Las Flores, with our first view of Nicaragua

Sunrise at Las Flores, with our first view of Nicaragua

 Stevie and Marley

Stevie and Marley

 Breakfast time at Don Pepe's place

Breakfast time at Don Pepe's place

We drove a few kilometers more up the road to Punta Mango, the road was bad but not that bad! Again we met a bunch of very friendly people and scored some of the best waves El Salvador had to offer.

 Friendly locals in the lineup

Friendly locals in the lineup

 Indio on a sick right

Indio on a sick right

 Chilling in Rancho Mango after surfing

Chilling in Rancho Mango after surfing

Always learning something new.  We saw for the first time cashew trees, they give a fruit called marañon which locals love, the cashew is separated and roasted with a very specific process, and that's why cashews are so expensive.

Once again had to say good bye to some very nice fellows we met in the area, always welcoming and open hearted, as well as van aficionados. Hope we see you one day again guys! 

 Luis Chaparro

Luis Chaparro

 Osiris and Kris

Osiris and Kris

Some of our local buddies were very little but also very friendly and curious to know us.

Our last stop before leaving was Playa El Cuco, we camped at Mama Juanis and had a great time chilling and getting to know the family who runs the place. El Salvador left us very pleased with the friendly locals, the stunning beaches, the amazing waves and how safe we felt all the time.