Juayua, El Salvador

What to See

Los Chorros De La Calera

The falls at Juayua
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The falls at Juayua

The falls are artificially collected into pools for swimming. (The area is actually part of a hydroelectric plant.) The water is crystal clear, refreshingly cool, and a perfect end to a 45-minute hike. To avoid the crowds, try going very early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Also, avoid the weekends if you can help it. Although we didn't try doing it without a guide, it seems that a guide is both worth it and affordable. Hostel Anahuac can arrange one for you for $1.50 pp. The chorros are gorgeous! Don't miss!

What to Eat

Restaurants

Locally-Recommended Pupusa Joint
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Locally-Recommended Pupusa Joint

Our Los Chorros tour guide recommended Dona Cony's to us as the best pupusa place in town, and we are pretty sure he got it right. It's a proper restaurant located 4 blocks east and 1 block south of the main square on Avenida 2. They offer your basic variety of pupusa flavors and range from $0.25-0.50 per pupusa. The two times we ate there, it was jam-packed with locals, so you know it's good.

Festivals & Events

Feria Gastronomica

Feria Gastronomica: Come Hungry
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Feria Gastronomica: Come Hungry

Every weekend, this beautiful, colonial mountain town sets up a gastronomical fair around the central park. There are dozens of booths, cooking up some delicious salvadorian meals, selling pastries, desserts, and coffee. There are also other forms of entertainment. Its an event that draws a lot of San Salvadorans out of the city for the weekend, and should you be planning to visit this cute town, be sure it coincides with the weekend!

Getting Around

Bus

Transportation to neighboring towns on the Ruta de las Flores
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Transportation to neighboring towns on the Ruta de las Flores

From Juayua, it won't cost you more than $0.50 to get to the neighboring towns of Apaneca, Ataco, Nahuizalco, and Salcoatitan, all about 20-40 mins from each other. If you're headed for Apaneca or Ataco, catch the bus to Ahuachapan in front of the Scotiabank (2 blocks south of the main square), and let the driver know where you want to be let off. If you're headed for Nahuizalco, take the bus going to Sonsonate. For the night tour, you'll have to arrange for private transport, either on your own or through Hotel Anahuac.