Fonseca Gulf Tour El Salvador

  • 05:00 A.M.

    Recommended starting time

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • San Salvador city

    Starting Point

  • All Year Available


  • Tour Duration 13:00 H

    13 Hours Aprox

Fonseca Gulf Tour Description

The Fonseca Gulf Tour is one of the most amazing activities in El Salvador. Located in the La Union department at 142 miles from San Salvador (3.5 Hours Driving) . The Golfo de Fonseca is considered one of the best natural harbors in the world. An entrance to the Pacific coast shared by El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America. Within the Gulf of Fonseca is a group of islands shared by the three countries. These islands have long been the cause of conflicts between countries with the gulf. Next to the Gulf of Fonseca is the Conchagua volcano, of which there is no eruptive record.

On this Gulf of Fonseca tour we will enter the sea, using a tourist boat to see all the attractions of this place. We will observe Cuevas de la Barranca, some huge and unique caves where the conchagua volcano is presumed to erupt. You will appreciate the union port, and we will pass in front of some native towns, such as Punta Chiquirin. In this place there is an archaeological site where thousands of buried shells have been found, apparently the product of the diet of ancestral indigenous populations. We will pass in front of Martin Pérez Island. This island is protected by the armed forces of El Salvador, so it has been possible to maintain an imposing vegetation.

We will continue until we reach the Meanguera Island of the gulf. The only municipality in El Salvador that is an island. We will disembark on the island to know how the community lives, most of them dedicated to fishing and agriculture. You can walk the streets and avenues of this interesting city. For a long time the island had also been inhabited by Potones populations.

Without a doubt, the Gulf of Fonseca Tour is full of beauty. We will visit Zacatillo Island, the ideal place to enjoy a delicious lunch, prepared by local restaurants. The beach of this island has very soft waves, it is the ideal place to enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Fonseca. Currently the island is inhabited by about 2000 Salvadorans, but once many years ago the island functioned as a prison. Now it is a peaceful place.

Enjoy this tour in the Gulf of Fonseca with us, discover the best kept secrets for this magical destination in eastern El Salvador.

Fonseca Gulf Tour Itinerary

  • 05:00 am

    Departure from San Salvador

    We will leave San Salvador early, it is 3.5 hours from the capital to the Gulf of Fonseca in La Union. We will stop along the way at a local restaurant for breakfast

  • 09:00 AM

    Fonseca Gulf Tour

    After arriving at the port of La Union, and prepare for the journey, we will board the boat. We will meet our local guide, and start our journey through the Gulf of Fonseca. Do not forget to bring your sunscreen and swimsuit.

  • 11:00 AM

    Meanguera del Golfo

    We will arrive at the only municipality of El Salvador located on an island, we will travel through the streets and avendias observing the peculiar way of life of the people of the island

  • 12:45 PM

    Zacatillo Island

    The ideal place to have lunch in the Gulf of Fonseca, enjoy Salvadoran seafood in a small local restaurant. After your lunch you will have time to enjoy the relaxing and peaceful waters of the gulf. At the indicated time we will begin our return to the port of La Union.

  • 03.30 pm

    Return to San Salvador City

    After our adventure in the Gulf of Fonseca we have arrived again at the Port of La Union, it is time to return to San Salvador. A journey of about 3 hours. We will be at your place of accommodation at approximately 06.00 pm. End of our services

Important Notes:

There is no restaurant in the national park, so we recommend bringing a prepared lunch. We can make a stop along the way to buy something.
Do not forget to bring your insect repellent and your swimsuit to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the river.

Inclusions & Exclusions on this Trip

INCLUSIONS • San Salvador city hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable vehicle • Professional guide • water bottle • All Entrances fees.

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


  • The National Park with the largest area and probably with the greatest biodiversity at the national level.
  • This Park is one of the most important areas of the country, it is a globally threatened ecosystem


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