Activities in Suchitoto
Tour Guide, René Barbón, the young English-speaking owner of Restaurante Vista Conga leads excellent eco-tours around the area. A waterfall tour is a 3½-hour trek along - and sometime in - a frigid river that tumbles over four different waterfalls. Two are massive - 42m and over 100m - while the others, at 7m and 12m, are jumpable if you have the nerve.
A highly recommended Cinquera tour visits both Cinquera town and the nearby national forest. The tour offers hiking; great views; a stop at a reconstructed guerrilla campsite, including tatús (trenches and underground rooms used by guerrillas as field hospitals and air-raid shelters), kitchen, barracks etc; and a…
Boat tours of the lake and its various islands can be arranged at the new Centro Turístico Puerto San Juan, about 1km north (downhill) from the center of town. What used to be a grubby dirt lot is now an attractive modern structure, complete with eateries, artesanía vendors and a walkway overlooking the water. The tourism office have managed to convince the boat operators to establish fixed prices, which are charged per boat (up to 10 people).
Tours range from 45 minutes to six hours, and visit a combination of islands, sights and lakeside villages, including Isla del Burro, San Luis Carmen and Isla Los Pájaros. You may be able to combine a boat tour with a visit to…