port of La union and gulf of fonseca:.
Because of its distance from the capital city and the International Airport of El Salvador, the Department of La Union and the port in general are destinations that are not very well known to tourists, so low tourism is to be expected here, even though, because of its natural resources and fauna, this is one of the most beautiful regions on the whole country.
The touristic services in this area are, unfortunately, limited, nevertheless for adventurers who want to get to know one of the country's hidden gems, it's an absolute must.
Because of those curious explorers of the region, we decided to visit and discover the coastal road on this side of the country. And, WOW! we collected photos about this area. We visited Playas Negras, Las Tunas, Tamarindo and the port in La Union, among other hidden corners of the peaceful environment close by. Click here to view the photo gallery!
For travelers who prefer a little comfort, we recommend the popular beach of El Cuco or Playa Las Flores in San Miguel where there is more tourism and different accommodations to choose from, as there are very few accommodations in La Union, and some of the hotels there are of poor quality with high prices.
From El Cuco to La Union, it's just over half an hour traveling by car. The town of La Union is very populated, and the downtown area has many street vendors, just like in many parts of the country. Apart from a small touristic promenade there is not much to see in this city.
But south from the city it's where the tourist potential lays, the port of Puerto Cutuco is there with lots of seafood to offer. And across an unpaved road between small hamlets and peasant houses, you will find a little piece of paradise, with a breathtaking view of the islands in the Gulf of Fonseca. It is called Playitas. This small beach is the best place to start either a fishing trip, a tour to the beaches of the Gulf Islands, or just to enjoy the fresh seafood offered in this small fishing village.
Another sight/activity in this area is to hike the Conchagua Volcano, a great adventure for those who love having some exercise, or hiking going on. The Conchagua Volcano is located on the shores of the gulf, it has an easy access via a road at the entrance of the town of La Union. Worth mentioning it, is that during the hike the different islands in the gulf are to be seen and the view from the volcano is simply breathtaking!
A visit to this area gives the impression of the immense tourist potential that this country has.
Spectacular hotel with the best panoramic views over Playa Las Flores, just a few meters from the village of El Cuco in San Miguel. Rooms and exclusive service for discerning guests who are looking for comfort.
PLAYA LAS FLORES - El Salvador
PLAYA EL TUNCO - El Salvador