Clean, Private, Secure Paradise!!!
After searching for a while I came across "Mar De Oro". I contacted (Patricia ) the owner while in the states and arranged to meet her once in San Salvador. Patricia is a sweet heart and was accommodating from the start. I explained that I needed confirmation that the place was safe since I was taking my teenage daughter and nieces. After meeting her and her husband in person I knew I was dealing with respectable and decent people. She explained the layout and how to get there. We exchanged payment and receipts and I headed towards the Barra de Santiago the next day.
Once I pulled out from the main road into the access road, it was awesome. You travel through a road with sugar cane plantations, rivers and nice scenery until you reach the town at the Barra De Santiago. You then continue to a more isolated and private part of the statuary and beach and end up in this beautiful place. Beach on one side and canal on the other. Plenty of tropical vegetation and a clean beach. You then walk into the ranch and are greeted by the care taker (Julio ) with coconuts in hand and you smile because it is just like the pictures, clean, spacious, clean and clear pool. Plenty of outdoor sitting and hammocks. The place is very tastefully decorated. Loved the rooms with wooden plank floors. Clean showers and bathrooms.
I opted for having a cooking /cleaning person for a minimal extra fee and that made the difference. We had 10 persons in my party and purchased all the groceries that were necessary to be self sufficient. Carlita was so sweet and attentive. She cooked , grilled and treated us to some authentic cooking. there are also groceries in town and can speak to care taker to pick up any necessary items you may have forgotten.Although you may not have everything available in town. There is also a small fresh seafood restaurant a boat ride's away.
Here you can enjoy the pool , enjoy the beach, walk to the estuary or ride a lancha to the bocana for a swim.
We rented for 3 days, we would stay in the pool till late hours of the night with the waves breaking and the clear sky full of stars. It was like I imagined.My daughter and nieces loved it and we this place is special..so special that I could not resist and went back for another day the week after with other members of my family..
BTW ..this place is right next door to a chic resort which charges an insane amount per person for the same setting that you get at Mar de Oro..I shall return. Thank you !!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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