Mangrove Tour El Salvador – Barra de Santiago

  • 08:30 A.M.

    Recommended starting time

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • San Salvador city

    Starting Point

  • Available All Year


  • Tour Duration 8:00 H

    7 to 8 Hours Aprox

Mangrove Tour – Barra de Santiago Description

Mangrove tour El Salvador. Mangrove forests are one of the most threatened forest worldwide. They are the place and home of hundreds of different species including birds, mollusks, fish, reptiles and mammals. El Salvador has one of the largest mangrove forest extensions in Central America. We will sail on the channels of La Barra de Santiago. A mangrove area that feeds on fresh water from the El Imposible national park.

This is the ideal place to live incredible experiences in contact with nature and at the same time help local communities. “La Barra de Santiago”, where its almost 2000 hectares of seven mangrove species, are the perfect place to find wildlife and where many native and migratory birds nest.

One of the attractions of this mangrove tour is the sighting of crocodiles in their natural habitat. You can observe them safely from inside the boat. Essential predators for ecosystem balance.

We will know an impressive bird sanctuary, we will witness the variety of species that inhabit this ecosystem. Here you can see some migratory birds such as the pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), the blue heron (Florida caerulea), the white heron (Egretta alba), and the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

The Barra de Santiago is inhabited by a population of fishermen struggling to make a living in a rural area full of natural wealth. Taking a mangrove tour here is ideal to support the local community.

Mangrove Tour – Barra de Santiago Itinerary

  • 08:30 am

    Departure from your hotel

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

  • 10:30 AM

    Barra de Santiago Boat Trip

    Accompanied by a local guide, we will take a boat trip through the channels of this important biosphere reserve, crocodile sighting, local and migratory bird watching.

  • 12:15 MD

    Luch at Barra de Santiago

    enjoy your lunch, with a wide variety of options, in one of the local restaurants, made with fresh seafood, caught that same day

  • 02:30 PM

    Izalco Colonial Town

    Enjoy a visit to the charming colonial town of Izalco, take a tour of its two churches. Walk through the center of your local market. During the Spanish colony here was one of the largest cocoa plantations in Central America

  • 03.30 pm

    Return to San Salvador City

    We start our return to your lodging hotel in San Salvador, an approximate ride of 1 hour and a half. Approximate time of arrival 05.00 pm to 05.30 pm. End of our services.

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.

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


  • Close observation of crocodiles.
  • Boat Guided Tour.
  • One of the best preserved mangrove areas.
  • Support to local communities.
  • Visit to the colonial town of Izalco.

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