Portezuelo Park in Juayúa, El Salvador
Portezuelo Park, outside Juayúa, El Salvador, boasts an “extreme nature” experience for guests seeking a little R&R or a little adventure. The park offers the whole range of accommodation types for all budgets, from a modern hotel-style lodge, to luxury tents on platforms with beds inside, to basic bring-your-own-tent camping.
The lodge includes one suite with a king-sized bed and private bathroom, several smaller bedrooms with a shared bathroom, a living room, library, and a screened-in front porch.
The building, while inconspicuous on the outside, is super stylish and multi-colored inside. It really wakes you up and makes you happy to be surrounded by local art, tye-dyed curtains, and Crayola-colored walls. The platform tents also offer a bit of extra comfort to the camping experience. All tent areas are served by shared bathrooms and showers.
Portezuelo Park is very activity-oriented, with guided hikes, mountain bike rides, horseback rides, and a high ropes course available for reasonable prices. There’s a restaurant on site serving breakfast. The surrounding cloud forrest is full of coffee plantations (you can buy awesome local coffee on site), and stunning scenery. Only 6km away, Juayúa has unmissable weekend food festival and awesome craft shops.
Breakfast available ($5 per person)
Free drinking water
Fireplaces and fire pits
Guided hikes ($5-12 per person depending on length)
Guided bike rides ($25 per person)
Guided horseback rides ($12-35 per person depending on length)
High ropes course ($15-20 per person)
Camping equipment rental
Address: Cantón San Juan de Dios, carretera antigua a Ahuachapán, a 7km de Juayúa, Sonsonate.
Suite in lodge (holds up to 3 people, private bathroom): $65
Room in lodge (holds up to 4 people, shared bathroom): $55
Entire lodge (holds up to 13 people): $225
Platform tent (2/3/4/5 people): $35/$45/$65/$76
Basic camping: $5 per person
This post was sponsored by Portezuelo Park.