La Poza De La Culebra-Rio Sapo Protected Area | Established Campground

El Salvador

Details

Verified:
over 3 years ago
Altitude:
643.5 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
CarpeViam

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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On the right day this would probably be one of the highlights of El Salvador. Remote, quite, isolated camping on the banks of the Rio Sapo with swiming holes and hikes to nearby waterfalls. $5 for a couple in a gated camp, pit toilets, showers (occationally) and cooking area (fire wood supplied). The turquoise river is the "cleanest in El Salvador." If possible avoid arriving after rain as the river fills with run off and looses its color. Also, we were swarmed by termites at dusk after a rain though believe it to be a freak isolated occurance. The roads in is not on OSM and require good ground clearence.

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Road is only bad the last 1.5km. Paved road all the way from road 7 (Ruta de Paz) through Arambala to a junction, where right takes you on paved road 3km to El Mozote, left is graded dirt in good condition which takes you 3km to Rio Sapo bridge, another half km after that to the turnoff to Poza, and THERE the rough 1.5km track starts. Total time from El Mozote to Poza is 15 min if you go there first. Note: if you come from El Mozote gps will put you on a rough cutoff for a km to the graded road which descends from the previously mentioned junction. Avoid this by ascending paved road to the left to the junction, then make a right onto the graded dirt road to descend to the river (this will make sense if you look at the map).

In my opinion this is only big rig friendly if you have a good suspension like a Mog or man. yes you will fit but I would never bring a class a type rv over that road. Not super bad, but def not friendly.

Watch out for ants in the grass. Beautiful, peaceful place. 45min hike to falls, which we didn't do.

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Very nice camp spot right on the river for 3US pp. The road in was a little rough but not bad for our motorcycle. Very quiet place, great for a night or two.

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Beautiful!!! And very nice people. We offered $10 to camp, they said no, 7 is fine.
The water is clear and very cold!! Haven't seen any showers yet, but we were told there are some a little up the way. Develar fire pits available, great for Dutch oven or BBQ if you have a Grill. There's enough wood lying around to burn. Super quiet at all times, lots of shade and sun, which ever you prefer. Originally only planned for one night, but we're staying at least one more. Great night sky!
Can't recommend enough.
Might be a little tricky to get here if you're in a larger truck, but I guess with patience and some driving skills it's doable.
Pleasantly warm during day and fresh (around 16°C) at night.
Pit Toilets, but clean and not smelly!
So nice here.

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very suite place, friendly guy who also play for guide his name is Miguel. We paid 10 dollar for 2adults and 3 kids. The gate closed at 16.00 and then your pretty on your one. The hike to the waterfalls in the mountains cost us 10 dollar for a half day of fun swimming under the falls and hike back. These falls in the mountain you can't do it on your own. There's no trail or signs. We really recommend this area there's lot to see and do.This area is the vacationplace of the locals so better go in the week and not on holidays.Lots more of camping around Perquin ideal for hiking and cooling down in the pozas!

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Wow - this place rocks. It is peaceful and relaxing and beautiful.
We paid $5 for 2 people in a rig.
We were in a 24 foot long low ground clearance non-4x4 and it was a little 'trying' - shall we say - getting there BUT we made it and it really wasn't all that bad (wouldnt want to do it in rainy season in our truck); just be warned if you are planning your arrival time allow about 45 minutes drive time from the last piece of tarmac (black-top). And it is so worth it once you have set up and the staff leave at 5pm. Wow.
Listen to the two-tone frog chorus and watch those stars.
The hike to the waterfalls was absolutely worth it ($10 for 2 people) and make the extra effort and visit both sets of falls.
We would have stayed longer if we had had the time. An amazing experience.

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this is nice and secluded camping on the river. the last half mile to get here is a bit bumpy. truck based big rigs can get in. we were 3.5M high and while some light branches touched us. it was nothing major. there was one power line that we had to manually lift with a stick to clear the truck. I can imagine if it rains heavily that the road could get difficult as it would be muddy in sections. but don't fear the road, this is a good spot to chill. very pet friendly. no wifi, the only network with decent coverage was Tigo. also this place closes at 4PM NOT 5PM. so be sure you get here in time.

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no shower , olny swiming in the river or you can use water hose clean after 5pm when no one in camp. nice place . road a bit difficult if rain . 5 for night .

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One of the most beautiful campsites we have stayed at. nice river and very kind groundskeeper. Try to arrive before 5 because the groundskeeper left at 5. $3/person and $1 for car. We stayed here after staying in perquin and visiting the war museum and hiking with an ex-guerrilla guide to El Mazote. I highly recommend visiting this part of the country.

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$2 per person for day use and overnight camping. This place is cheap, bathrooms are clean and there are pleantly of places to camp. Staff were friendly, and the property has a walking train down the river to the waterfall.

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On the right day this would probably be one of the highlights of El Salvador. Remote, quiet, isolated camping on the banks of the Rio Sapo with swimming holes and hikes to nearby waterfalls. $5 for a couple in a gated camp, pit toilets, shower (occasionally) and cooking area (fire wood supplied). The turquoise river is the "cleanest in El Salvador." If possible avoid arriving after rain as the river fills with run off sediment and looses its turquoise color. Also, we were swarmed by flying termites at dusk after a rain, though believe it to be a freak isolated occurrence (according to one local this occurs in early May). The roads in are not on OSM and require good ground clearence.

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