Juayùa Travel Guide

  • Juayua - Cascades (2011)
    Juayua - Cascades (2011)
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  • Juayua - Colourful Side Street (2011)
    Juayua - Colourful Side Street (2011)
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  • Juayua Cascades (2011)
    Juayua Cascades (2011)
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Juayùa Things to Do

  • Juayua Cascades (Los Chorros de la...

    "No, no, take some more!," Jamie says, leaning against the rocks of the falls, smiling and posing alluringly. As awkward as all of this is, there are surely worse things in life than having a 20-year old blond girl in an orange bikini ask you to take lots of pictures of her while she frolics in a tropical waterfall. I tell you, what I suffer in the...

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  • Templo del Señor Juayúa

    On the western side of Parque Central stands Templo del Señor Juayúa, the main church of Juayúa. The church dates back more than 500 years, but it has been rebuilt three times and the last is a white-washed church constructed between 1953 - 1956. Inside there are colourful stained -glass windows showing the different stages of the cross. Many...

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  • Market

    The streets just north and west of Templo del Señor Juayúa are covered and here is the market where you can buy fruits and vegetables, and of course a lot of other things.During the food festival you will find more market stalls around the square where they are selling bracelets and necklaces and other small souvenirs. If you sit down at a table...

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  • Seven Waterfalls tour

    I booked the Seven Waterfalls tour through Hotel Anáhuac. The tour was 20 dollars (June 2009). We started the walk at 7.30 and returned at 14.00.On the walk we were two tourists, two guides, the brothers Mario and Douglas, and their three dogs + three more dogs.We walked through coffee plantations and along the River Bebedero. On the way we passed...

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  • Juayua Key Sights and Attractions

    Juayua's key sights and attractions are three: the Main Square with the Black Christ Church (Iglesia del Cristo Negro), the Food Festival (Feria Gastronomica), held in the Main Square over the weekend days, and the Chorros de la Calera waterfalls, located a couple of Kms outside the village.As every other villages in El Salvador, life of the whole...

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  • Juayua Waterfalls

    These waterfalls are a short hike in, but are completely awesome! There are several sets of falls and pools. Connecting them are underground tunnels which you can float through completely in the dark. Keep your feet first and watch your head -- it feels like you're in the Goonies. Take a couple of beers with you and hang out with the locals which...

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Juayùa Restaurants

  • Feria Gastronómica

    On Saturdays and Sundays there is a food festival in Juayúa where you can find a lot of traditional food to eat. Around Parque Central tables and food stalls are set up in the morning and before the evening they are taken away again. Most of the places show their meals on plates, so you know what to expect when you order. There are different kind...

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  • Fresh fruit juices

    I found two places in Juayúa were I bought fresh fruit juices (there are probably others as well). Both were just west of Parque Libertad, one on 2a Calle Ote and the other on 4a Calle Ote. At both places a fruit juice with papaya and orange was 1.50 dollars (June 2009) and both times I forgot to say I didn’t want to have ice in the juice. I don’t...

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  • Riguas

    I ate riguas for the first time at the food festival in Juayúa and they were delicious. Riguas are sweet corn pancakes with the shape of a half moon. They are grilled in a banana leaf and in the end they are grilled without the leaf to make a crisp outside. I got a plate with three riguas and a piece of salty cheese on the side. It was 1.25 dollars...

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  • Ice cream at Sarita

    Sarita is a chain of ice-cream places which can be found in many El Salvadorian towns and also in Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. The company has its origin in Guatemala 1948. In Juayúa there is one Sarita’s in the north-eastern corner of Parque Central. I came back here a couple of times and tasted a few different flavours and it was yummy! A...

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  • R&R

    I had read good reviews of R&R on Internet and when I passed the restaurant one early afternoon it was full of lunch guests. I came back in the evening and was the only customer (until three more people arrived). The menu is extensive and I ordered hamburger with potatoes. The hamburger tasted good, but when the meal arrived they had put ketchup...

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  • Great New Pizzeria

    This restaurant provides excellent family dinning at a great price in clean fresh surroundings. Nestled in a block from the main square and cathedral discerning visitors will appreciate the clean environment and courteous service offered by Pizzeria Al Forno in Juayua. It is truly service with a smile at this one of Juayua's newer establishments...

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Juayùa Transportation

  • From Juayúa to Santa Ana

    In Juayúa the buses for Santa Ana leaves in the corner of Calle Mercedes Pte and 5a Av Sur, just one block down from Hotel Anáhuac. I took the 9 o’clock bus, the next one doesn’t leave until 12 o’clock. The 9 o’clock bus left almost 20 minutes late, it took one hour to Santa Ana and it was 0.80 dollars (June 2009).When we came out on the highway...

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  • To Juayúa from Tacuba

    The buses between Tacuba and Ahuachapán leave quite frequently. They leave from the main street, a few blocks up from the main plaza. When I was leaving a bus was standing there and I didn’t have to wait long before it left. To Ahuchapán it took about 40 minutes and it was 0.60 dollars (June 2009). The bus drove through Ahuchapán and then dropped...

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  • Bus Service

    To get to/from Juayua, the alternative to private car and taxis is the bus. Bus line to Juayua is the one which serves the Ruta de las Flores and that goes from/to Ahuachapan to/from Sonsonate stopping in the villages on the way. If coming from San Salvador you shall get to Sonsonate first and then take the bus to Ruta de las Flores. Buses operate...

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Juayùa Warnings and Dangers

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    by gdilieto Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    As well as other in villages I visited in El Salvador, you will find in Juayua plenty of stray dogs wandering the streets, many of them looking quite unhealthy. Be careful.

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Juayùa Favorites

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    by gdilieto Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Juayua is an usual Salvadorian weekend destination and, as well as the other villages of the Ruta de las Flores, changes its face during weekend days, shifting from a sleepy to a lively and crowded village. On that regard, if you are interested in a guided tour note that many travel agencies operate their tours to Ruta de las Flores during weekend days only. Whether you are more interested in the "sleepy" or the "lively" Juayua, you may want to consider this "face-change" in planning your trip.

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