La Costa del Bálsamo
Welcome to surfing paradise, El Sal style. Starting at the tough port city of La Libertad, the coastal highway glides west past tiny two-break, black-sand beaches in the one part of El Salvador that young travelers and ocean lovers gravitate towards without exception.
Happiness is an elusive state, but at least towns like Alegría exist to remind us to stop and smell the rose bushes in the town square. Arriving via a slow mountain pass, visitors are struck by the tranquillity of the place, that a mirador so grand could be seen from a family's kitchen table.