Cost: $1.25 USD
I really like the people of Perquin, El Salvador and the town is very quaint. The was the headquarters of the FMLN during the war and the town is known as “the town that refused to die. The big attraction is the “Museo de la Revolucion” and a must see if you coming to Perquin or going to be nearby.
If you were staying in Perquin or nearby then I would say this is a town to visit to learn some of the history of El Salvador’s civil war. The town is very easy to reach by a combination of bus, pickup and walking. In Perquin you can go on a guided tour for $5.00 USD dollars and they handle all the logistics of getting you there. My friend and I were walking the last couple miles and someone stopped in a truck and gave us a free ride part of the distance.
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Location: Perquin, El Salvador
Can’t really say I’m crazy about San Miguel, but it’s an OK stopover point on your travels through El Salvador. Pretty decent selection of hotels and plenty of comedors to grab a bite to eat. The streets are empty once it gets dark, so be sure to get the stuff you need for your hotel. The people are friendly, but one local told me there are some gangs to be concerned about. Don’t know if that is true, but I was in my hotel before dark.
Great place to eat seafood and eat more seafood. Find the pier and right behind it you will be in seafood heaven. Supposedly it’s great surfing here, but I’ve seen better. But what do I know, since I don’t surf.
On the far eastside of Costa del Sol, El Salvador you will find the run down town of La Puntila. I took the bus from Playa Los Blancos for 35 cents and had a peek around. The people are very friendly, but the town is nothing more that a shantytown. I guess the big attractions are the little islands off the shore to go exploring. The hotels looked pretty rough and they want big money ($35.00 USD) to stay in them. But I’m sure they would come down pretty quick on the price.
Los Blancos beach seems deserted February 6, 2010. Not much to do, but swim and catch some rays. Maybe wait for the small fishing boats to come ashore after a long day of fishing. I was helping the fishermen push their boats ashore after each wave of the incoming tide. There are a couple small comedores to grab a cheap meal and so far I have had no trouble with an upset stomach.