Hiking to Los Chorros de la Calera is a must-do activity if you find yourself in Juayua, El Salvador. I knew I wanted to do the hike, but couldn’t find much information on it while I was researching this part of my trip. After doing the hike myself, I realized there are several things you should know in order to have a successful and satisfying hike.
Here is everything you should know before hiking Los Chorros de la Calera.
Go With A Guide
Right on the wall in our hostel was a sign that read “There have been 3 armed robberies at Los Chorros de la Calera in the past month. Please go with a guide.” We didn’t need much convincing after that. It was easy enough just to book a tour with our hostel- and it was only $2.50 per person. Well worth it to not get robbed.
Our guides each brought humongous machetes
Wear Good Shoes
This is not a paved path you’ll be taking. It will be rocky and muddy. You’ll want sturdy shoes that offer good traction and protection for your toes.
This is an easy portion of the trail
Wear Your Swimsuit
There aren’t any places to change around Los Chorros de la Calera, so you’ll need to wear your swimsuit. And trust me, you’ll want to. This water is crystal clear and absolutely beautiful.
Lookit that water!
Bring A Towel
You’ll want to bring a towel on your hike. After getting out of the water, there aren’t a ton of sunny spots to dry yourself out- and nobody wants to make an uphill hike home while sopping wet.
The Water Is Cold…
Okay, yes. The water is pretty cold. But living in Michigan, I didn’t find the water to be much colder than what I’m used to. You just gotta get in all the way and your body will adjust. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this cool opportunity.
Pick Up Your Trash
Unfortunately, there was a bit of garbage around Los Chorros de la Calera. We were told by our guide that it is becoming a problem. When you visit, please make sure to take care of your trash- and maybe even help clean up!
Chomoco watches for litterers….
If you’re all ready for your hike to Los Chorros de la Calera, read about my experience, and then tell me about yours!