Ruta Del Golfo

Routes from: Nicaragua

Potosí - San Salvador

You should be at the harbor of Potosí at 11:30h where our staff will handle all the paperwork at the customs; this procedure will take approximately an hour. There is a possibility to have a drink and a snack before you wade through the black sand into the boat.

Our staff will hand out life vests and raincoats in the boat. We will stow the luggage in waterproof bags. Be prepared to get a bit wet from the splashing water when the 140BHP outboard engine is working in full throttle! Dont forget to bring your sunglasses and waterproof sun lotion.

When leaving Potosí you will see Volcano Cosigüina getting smaller and the archipelago of the Gulf of Fonseca appears more clearly. Fishermen are hauling in their catch of the day, birds are skimming over the water and if you re fortunate, you will see dolphins playing and jumping around the boat. We will make a stop on the volcanic island of Meanguera to have a cup of coffee. You can also buy artisanal products on this stunning island. Meanguera is a very good place to see frigate birds, pelicans, and many other varieties of sea birds.

Estimated time of arrival at La Unión is 14.30h, where our staff will handle the paperwork at the customs. From La Unión, you will embark on a ride which passes the stratovolcanoes Chichontepec (San Vicente, 2182m/7159ft) and Chaparrastique (San Miguel, 2130m/6988ft); the former the second highest volcano in El Salvador, the latter the most active in the country. The ride will take about 4.5 hours and will end in San Salvador, with a stopover in Suchitoto. We will drop you at your accommodation of your choice around 20:00h. Cruce del Golfo can assist you with your travel-plans; the people behind Cruce del Golfo have more than 20 years experience in tourism in Central America.

Note that the crossing and drive will take about 6:30 hours and the formalities about 2 hours.

  • Travel time: 6:30 hours
  • Distance: 295 km
  • Cost: US$ 99.00 per person

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