Jiquilisco Bay Tour El Salvador – Mangrove Forest

  • 07:00 A.M.

    Recommended starting time

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • San Salvador city

    Starting Point

  • All Year Available


  • Tour Duration 9:00 H

Jiquilisco Bay Tour Description

Located in the Usulutan department, 110 km from San Salvador, La Bahía de Jiquilísco is El Salvador’s largest mangrove area, habitat, more than 450 resident and migratory species of birds, four of the seven species of turtles exist on the planet, reproduce there, has a variety of iguanas and marine fauna that are part of the biodiversity of the place.
One of the islands of the bay is the famous island La Pirraya, where some of its fishermen reached world fame when in September 2011 they reached the 4th World Beach Soccer. Another of the islands in the area is the Espiritu Santo, known as the island of coconuts, for the numerous plantations of palm trees and factory of its products, but the bay of Jiquilísco also offers the beauty of the Chaguantique Forest lenca for the place of beautiful springs), sanctuary of the spider monkey.
We will start our boat trip by moving through the channels of the coastal marine forest, where you can appreciate more than 54 species of birds, some residents and migratory, and we will cross Puerto Barillas where docked boats from different parts of the world, a graveyard of ships that transforms into the perfect setting for taking pictures.
We will have the opportunity to interact with the local fishermen, we will know some islands like La Pirraya, Madresal, La Chepona and we will disembark in the island Pajarito. We will visit Punta San Juan beach (Desierto beach), with magical landscapes of the central volcanic mountain range of the country that will captivate you. You will be able to choose between diverse gastronomic variety

Jiquilisco Bay Tour Itinerary

  • 07:00 am

    Departure from your hotel

    Your guide will be waiting for you ready to start this adventure

  • 09:30 am

    Puerto El Triunfo, Usulutan

    Arrival at Puerto El Triunfo, Usulutan. This port was the result of the dispute of coffee producers in the eastern part of the country, with the aim of reducing production costs, now it is mostly used by local fishermen and merchants. Here we will board the boat and meet our captain.

  • 10:00 AM

    Jiquilisco Bay Mangrove Forest

    We will begin our tour through the channels of the Jiquilisco Bay, we will understand the life of the ecosystem, the turtles, the migratory and local birds.

  • 12:30 MD

    Lunch Time

    We will enjoy a delicious lunch, La Bahia de Jiquilisco is the ideal place if you like seafood. We will visit a local restaurant where you will have the best food.

  • 01:30 PM

    Visit to local communities

    We will visit some of the local communities to understand the lives of Salvadorans and local fishermen in the Bay of Jiquilisco. Some also dedicated to football and coconut oil production

  • 03.00 pm

    Return to San Salvador City

    We start our return to your lodging hotel in San Salvador, an approximate ride of 2 hours and a half. Approximate time of arrival 05.30 pm to 06.00  pm. End of our services.

Important Notes:

Do not forget to bring your sunscreen and extra water.
La Bahia is about 1.5 hours by car from San Salvador

Inclusions & Exclusions on this Trip

INCLUSIONS • Small Groups • San Salvador city hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable vehicle • Professional guide • All Entrances fees • Boat Trip

EXCLUSIONS •Gratuities (optional)• Lunch /Food • Drinks • water bottle


  • The largest mangrove forest extension in El Salvador.
  • Ideal to discover local communities and get in touch with nature
  • Sea turtle nesting site and bird watching


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