New destination: El Salvador. A country that should be at the top of your wish list. Beautiful nature, colonial towns and very friendly people, what more do you need? We stayed three nights at Hostal Casa Mazeta in the village of Juayua. This is one of the colonial villages that together with three other villages form the Ruta de Flores. A flower route along the villages. We visited the villages in the weekend and that was nice because there were food festivals everywhere, where you could sit down and taste local dishes between the locals.
Hostal Casa Mazeta is a beautiful hostel with a courtyard full of flowers and plants, the rooms are clean and spacious and there is a kitchen where you can cook yourself. The perfect base to discover the village or the surrounding area. Do what to have a drink somewhere or taste delicious food? Then you should visit La Rumba Café. This cafe is located on the corner two blocks from the hostel and is a cozy place to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or only something to drink.
On tuesday we did the 7 waterfalls hike with a guide. This 7.5-hour hike takes you along coffee plantations, corn fields, bushy jungle and finally past seven beautiful waterfalls. A nice hike where guide Carlos told many interesting things about trees, plants and also about the people in El Salvador. We even went abseiling from one of the waterfalls, that was exciting because you could only hold on to a rope. But cool to do. Carlos also made a lunch for us and at the last waterfall you could swim. An active and educational day!