El Salvador Gulf of Fonseca and Eastern El Salvador
Discover lush mangroves, tangled wetland forests and sparkling shores overlooked by volcanic hills.
The 261km of Pacific coastline and the islands of the Gulf of Fonseca are shared by El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. It’s a hot, steamy place: the vegetation is predominately mangrove, with tangled wetland forests stifling the shore, beyond which are rugged volcanic hills. The long neglected islands host modest sandy coves and small fishing communities. La Unión, the main port of entry from Nicaragua and ferry port for the islands, is also having a revival. Some of the country’s best beaches are in the area, and, in the little-visited east, Perquín is great mountain-hiking and bird watching territory with important revolutionary significance.
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The Pacific coastline and islands of the Gulf of Fonseca are shared by El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. Some of the country’s best beaches are in the area, and, in the little-visited east, Perquín is great mountain-hiking and bird watching territory.View our Gulf of Fonseca and Eastern El Salvador weather guide
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